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Through the Dresden Heide, Schönfeld Highlands and Dresden Vineyards

Bicycle Ride · Dresden Elbland
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  • Schöne Straßen im Hochland
    / Schöne Straßen im Hochland
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Weinberge Pillnitz
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Auf dem „Alten Bahndamm“ am Triebenberg
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Über schöne Wege
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Weingut Zimmerling
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
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The scenic tour shows the forests and fields in the north of Dresden, leads over the highest point of the city, the Triebenberg, and presents the vineyards in Dresden Pillnitz on the way back. 
Distance 51.4 km
4:00 h
291 m
300 m
351 m
108 m
This bike tour is something for nature lovers! It first shows the beautiful paths of the Dresden Heide, the large forest area north of the city. Further it leads in the direction of southeast over field paths, always somewhat uphill, to the, with 383 meters, highest point of Dresden - the Triebenberg. After continuing through the beautiful landscape of the Schönfeld highlands, we turn around in Pirna OT Bonnewitz and cycle directly below the Pillnitz vineyards back towards Dresden.


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Update: October 04, 2021
Highest point
351 m
Lowest point
108 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Freytags Weingarten
Winemaker Lutz Müller - Wines with vision
Winery Klaus Zimmerling
Rogge wine tavern bar


Rosengarten Dresden (109 m)
51.060903, 13.759287
51°03'39.3"N 13°45'33.4"E
33U 413055 5657329


Rosengarten Dresden

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Rosengarten directly on the Elberadweg in the Dresden Neustadt. It goes through the colorful neighborhood, the "Äußere Neustadt", in a few minutes directly into the Dresden Heath. The tour leads along beautiful forest paths along the Prießnitz. The first part of the route is always slightly uphill to leave the Elbe valley. At the eastern edge of the city, near Ullersdorf, the forest paths end. Now it goes over field paths into the Schönfeld highlands and up the Triebenberg. It is the highest elevation of the town with 383 meters. From here you can enjoy great views all the way to Saxon Switzerland. After a few more beautiful trails, the tour turns around and heads sharply downhill past Bonnewitz back into the Elbe Valley to the village of Graupa. Here a visit to the Richard Wagner sites is worthwhile. Richard Wagner lived in the Schäferschen Gut in Graupa during his time as court chapel master in Dresden (1842-1849) and conceived his Lohengrin here.

We drive directly to the vineyards of Dresden, to Pillnitz. Here, one destination in particular is worthwhile: the Zimmerling Winery. Tasteful wines, great cakes and a cozy spot invite you to take a break. Afterwards, we ride to the picturesque vineyard church and those who still have strength leave the bike for a short while and hike up the Wünschendorfer Straße across the vineyards to the Leitenweg to enjoy the fantastic view of Dresden. After this short detour on foot, we continue the tour on the Elbe Cycle Path, past the Blue Wonder and back to the "Outer New Town".



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51.060903, 13.759287
51°03'39.3"N 13°45'33.4"E
33U 413055 5657329
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The route can be ridden with touring bikes/gravel bikes. The trails are not suitable for road bikes.

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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51.4 km
4:00 h
291 m
300 m
Highest point
351 m
Lowest point
108 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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