Dresden Elbland

A good drop of wine on every stage — Saxon Wine Trail

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A good drop of wine on every stage — Saxon Wine Trail

Hiking Collection by Dresden Elbland

4-8

days

3-6 h

/ day

57.7 mi

4,400 ft

4,450 ft

The wind plays with the vine leaves and the landscape bursts with colours. From sun-drenched slopes, you look down on historic places in the valley. On your way, you’ll pass by dreamlike castles and magnificent villas. Friendly winegrowers will be happy to offer you a tasting in their idyllic vineyards and wine taverns or, if you are hungry after your hike, a delicious meal on their beautiful terraces.

Is there anything better than this combination of hiking and culinary treats? You can find all this on the Saxon Wine Trail. Along the Elbe River, the 90-kilometre (56 mi) trail takes you to the region's most beautiful vineyards, vantage points and wine cellars. The hiking trail connects the fascinating towns of the Saxon wine-growing region, such as picturesque Pirna, baroque Dresden, the villa and garden city of Radebeul, Coswig with the wine village of Sörnewitz, the resort town of Weinböhla, Niederau with its moated castle and, finally, the porcelain city of Meißen. This wine-growing region of Saxony is one of the smallest in Germany with a wine-making tradition dating back over 800 years. More than 60 grape varieties are cultivated including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, as well asTraminer, Scheurebe, and Goldriesling, which is only grown here.

We’ve divided the route into six daily stages of between 13 and 20 kilometres (8 - 12 mi). You’ll find wonderful accommodation at each stage, so nothing stands in the way of a multi-day hike. If you prefer to plan day Tours, the baroque city of Dresden or the idyllic Radebeul are ideal places to stay. From here, you can easily reach all starting points by public transport. Information is available from the Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (vvo-online.de/en/index.cshtml).

You have fantastic hiking days ahead of you so let yourself be enchanted and pampered. The Dresden Elbland region is waiting to be discovered and the warm-hearted people are always welcoming.

Our tip: check out the audio guide to the hike. Along the Saxon Wine Trail, ten listening stations invite you to get to know the region more deeply. Let winemakers and ambassadors tell you exciting stories about Saxon wine and explore the surroundings and stops along the way with our audio guide to the Saxon Wine Trail. Simply scan the QR code at the station en route and dive even deeper into the world of Saxon wine. Find out more about the audio guide here: weinwandern-sachsen.de/audioguide

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:15
    7.54 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage, around twelve kilometers long, starts right on the Elbe in Pirna, on the wine hiking trail. Except for two very short inclines, the route is flat and …

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  • Difficult
    05:24
    12.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    825 ft
    875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Today's stage starts in Pillnitz and since we have planned a small detour to the Pillnitz Castle Park, it is about 20 kilometers long. The castle and the park are …

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  • Intermediate
    04:18
    9.41 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Shortly after you have left the Dresden city area, you will hike through the beautiful, small wooded area at the Heidefriedhof. A little later on the Augustusweg you will reach …

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    9.34 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On today's stage you will only pass a few vineyards, but you will pass great vantage points. So don't forget to charge your camera's batteries and pack the binoculars.Today …

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  • Intermediate
    03:35
    8.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Today's stage is not that long with a good 13 kilometers, but since the goal is the beautiful porcelain town of Meißen, you can take all the more time to …

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  • Intermediate
    04:43
    10.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The last stage on the Saxon Wine Trail leads you mainly above the vineyards. The baroque Proschwitz Castle as well as pretty villages with lovingly decorated churches and numerous wine …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    57.7 mi
  • Duration
    25:17 h
  • Elevation
    4,400 ft4,450 ft

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