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Elbe-Moritzburg-Lößnitzgrund Cycle Route

Bicycle Ride · Dresden Elbland
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  • Festsaal im Weinbaumuseum Hoflößnitz
    / Festsaal im Weinbaumuseum Hoflößnitz
    Photo: Thomas Adler, Dresden Elbland
  • / Karl May Museum
    Photo: Karl-May-Museum
  • / Elbe Moritzburg Lößnitzgrund Radroute
    Photo: Grille, Gramann
  • / Weingut Hoflößnitz
    Photo: Thomas Adler
  • / Seerosenteich
    Photo: Hans Jochen Gramann
  • / Villa Teresa
    Photo: Hans Jochen Gramann
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Through the forest and pond landscapes between Coswig, Radebeul and Moritzburg
Distance 36.8 km
3:00 h
160 m
160 m
The tour branches off from the Elbe Cycle Path at the ferry at the Coswig district of Kötitz and leads to the center of Coswig. Via the Gabelweg you reach the Friedewald with Hoher Stein and Seerosenteich, a romantic place that invites you to take a break. The Moritzburg pond area is passed through and after a total of 11 km Moritzburg awaits you with its famous sights such as hunting lodge, state stud farm, pheasant castle and lighthouse. You should allow some time for sightseeing, a rest at the castle pond or a detour to the game reserve, which is about 1.5 km away.

From the Großteich, which is crossed over the dam, the route leads to Cunnertswalde, further past the Niedere and Obere Waldteich to Reichenberg. After leaving Reichenberg, the tour leads into the Lößnitz Highlands and then steeply downhill into the Lößnitzgrund. Parallel to the Lößnitzgrundbahn, the tour leads to Radebeul with the Hoflößnitz Winery Museum and impressive views of the vineyards of the Radebeul Hoflößnitz with Bismarck Tower and Spitzhaus.

From the Landesbühnen Sachsen, follow the signs to the Elbe Cycle Path. Via Altkötzschenbroda, a successfully renovated street village, the ride leads back to Kötitz in the Elbe valley.

Note: In wet weather, the forest and field paths tour sections may have a poor path quality.

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Update: October 08, 2021
Highest point
204 m
Lowest point
102 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Churfuerstliche Waldschaenke Moritzburg
Bathing lake Coswig-Kötitz
Campingplatz - Am Badesee Coswig-Kötitz

Tips and hints


Coswig Kötitz (102 m)
51.114855, 13.570774
51°06'53.5"N 13°34'14.8"E
33U 399961 5663568




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Public transport

You can reach Coswig with the S-Bahn 1 from Meißen and Dresden, as well as the regional transport lines RB 31 from Dresden and Elsterwerda, RE 15 from Hoyerswerda, Großenhain and Dresden, RE 18 from Dresden and Cottbus and RE 50 from Dresden and Leipzig. You can also travel by bus line 400 from Radebeul, 401 from Meißen, 405 from Radeburg and 460 from Großenhain. You can reach Coswig Kötitz afterwards with bus line 400 in the direction of Friedewald Dippelsdorf Dorfstraße.

From the end point of the tour in Radebeul, for example, at the Radebeul Weintraube station, you can connect to the S-Bahn 1 to Meißen and Dresden as well as bus line 72 to Dresden. From the station Radebeul Ost you can reach Radeburg with the Lößnitzgrundbahn, Dresden and Leipzig with the RE 50 as well as Dresden with the bus line 476. Further departure possibilities you have from the station Radebeul Kötzschenbroda.

In addition, you have the possibility to reach the bike route via bus line 477 from Dresden and Radeburg via the stop Moritzburg.

Between Moritzburg and Dresden, a bicycle trailer is carried hourly on line 477 during the summer season on weekends and holidays.

In the summer season from April to October, Moritzburg can be reached from Meißen and Weinböhla without changing trains with the excursion line M, which carries a bicycle trailer for up to 16 bikes every day.

Getting there

Use the A4 in Dresden or exit onto the A13 from Berlin. From Meißen follow the Dresdner Straße to Coswig.


There is plenty of free as well as paid parking in the area. 


51.114855, 13.570774
51°06'53.5"N 13°34'14.8"E
33U 399961 5663568
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Radeln und Wandern zwischen Diesbar-Seußlitz, dem Triebischtal, Coswig, Weinböhla und Niederau", Hrsg.: Verlag Dr. Andreas Barthel, ISBN 3-89591-074-0 "Moritzburg und Umgebung - Friedewald, Moritzburger Teichgebiet", Hrsg.: Sachsen Kartographie GmbH Dresden, ISBN 978-3-86843-121-6

Broschüre: 35 Radrouten Genuss- Radwandern Herausgeber: Dresden Marketing GmbH;

© Tourismusverband Elbland Dresden e.V.

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Weatherproof clothing and tool kit recommended

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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36.8 km
3:00 h
160 m
160 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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