As an alternative access to the Saxon Wine Trail please use the Elbe Cycle Route from Seußlitz to Weingut Jan Ulrich and from there follow the original route to Löbsal etc. Or you can walk from Seußlitz along the forest road and the Seußlitzer Grund to the Radewitzer Straße (Gut Radewitz) and from there on "Am Brummochsenloch" to the Weingut Jan Ulrich, where you will find the original route Rtg.
The Saxon Wine Trail connects the pearls of the Dresden area along the river Elbe and leads to the most beautiful vineyards, viewpoints and wine cellars. The baroque and modern Dresden, the picturesque Pirna, the villa and garden city of Radebeul and the porcelain city of Meissen - these are just a few of the historically significant stages of the Saxon Wine Trail. Striking evidence of over 850 years of winegrowing in the Elbe Valley can be found, as well as modern wineries and cosy wine bars. Here you can taste the rare drops of more than 60 grape varieties - including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, but also Traminer, Scheurebe and the Goldriesling, which is only grown here on the Elbe.
The Saxon wine hiking trail is divided into 6 daily stages with an average of 15 to 18 km or 5 to 6 hours of walking per day.
The logo and marking sign of the Saxon Wine Trail is a red grape with a red S above it.
Visit vineyards and cosy traditional wine inns along the route to sample Saxon wines.
Don’t miss magnificent vantage points in Pillnitz (“Leitenweg“) and Radebeul (“Spitzhaus“, “Wasserturm“, “Jakobstein/Sternwarte“, “Sörnewitz/Bosel“, “Meißen/Bennokanzel“, “Seußlitz/Heinrichsburg“) and enjoy Elbe valley views.
Go on a steamboat ride on the Elbe. Timetables: https://www.saechsische-dampfschiffahrt.de/en/
Book tip: "Sächsischer Weinwanderweg" hiking guide (German only), published by Tourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland, EUR 4, order at Tourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland
Rest StopRomantik Hotel Deutsches Haus
Makoschey´s Cafe am Malerweg
Winzer Torsten Ballin + Weinbau Martin/ Pech + Winzer Lutz Müller
Lloyd's Café & Bar
Bio Konditorei & Café "Heller´s Kuchenglocke"
Hotel Villa Sorgenfrei
Radisson Blu Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Dresden Radebeul
Besenwirtschaft ,,Zur Gemse‘‘
Landgasthaus „Am Talkenberger Hof"
Besenwirtschaft Ottlinger am Weinwanderweg
Brauerei-Gasthaus "Zum Schwerter Bräu"
Weingut Schuh mit Weinrestaurant, Vinothek & Pension
Anton & Albert´s
Café & Konditorei Schreiber
Café am Dom
Landgasthof & Hotel "Zum Roß"
WeinCafé Anno 1272
Tips and hintsTourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland e. V.
Tel.: +49 (0) 3521 76350
Fax: +49 (0) 3521 763540
Internet: www.elbland.de oder www.saechsischer-weinwanderweg.de
Getting thereA 17 to Pirna
A4 to Meißen and Diesbar-Seußlitz up to Dresden Altstadt, then continue on B6.
ParkingPublic and signposted car parks available at each destination along the route. Public and signposted car parks available at each destination along the route.
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EquipmentHiking shoes are recommended
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.