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Great places closer to home – nature and fun in the Dresden Elbland

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Great places closer to home – nature and fun in the Dresden Elbland

Hiking Collection by Dresden Elbland

12

Tours

47:25 h

110 mi

6,900 ft

This year, we can’t travel far and wide for our holidays. Luckily, there is a lot to discover in Germany. “But, everything will be busy and crowded!”, we hear you say. Don’t worry, In Dresden Elbland, you can explore wonderful landscapes and cultural highlights in idllic peace. In this Collection, we present 12 beautiful walks through Dresden’s varied scenery, on which you can truly unwind an relax.

Hike along shaded paths through the wild Tharandt Forest, learn more about the history of the regio at fairytale castles, and discover try regional wines from this Saxon wine-growing region on a tasting. The Elbe meadow runs like a ribbon through the entire Dresden Elbland. With impressive gorges, peaceful lakes and magnificent vantage points, your hikes will be very special. As well as wonderful nature, you are, of course, guaranteed plenty of fun.

If you plan to spend several days in the region, Dresden is the perfect base camp for your trips. You can combine the idyll of nature with the flair of Dresden, the baroque pearl on the Elbe. All starting points are easy to reach with public transport. There is more information on how to get to and from the hikes in the individual stage descriptions.

Although Saxony may not be far away, it has wonderful nature and scenery to offer. You’ll be surprised by the variety that Elbland has to offer.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Von Wein und wilden Trauben – Natur und Genuss im Dresden Elbland

    Intermediate
    02:46
    6.26 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ten-kilometer circular hike takes you past the Elbe slopes covered with vines and to cozy broom inns. The region around Coswig looks back on 850 years of winegrowing. On the way, you have several options to enjoy a taste of the Saxon grape juice. The tour starts at the Spitzgrundteich near Coswig

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  • Intermediate
    04:13
    9.78 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this 15 km long hike, it will be promising: You will pass several historic towers and castles along the way through the Elbland. You will be accompanied by the picturesque wine landscape. The hike starts at the train station in Niederau.

    

    After a dangling through Oberau and past the moated castle there

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    6.44 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 10 kilometer circular hike takes you past historic mills and through wildly romantic valleys. You walk along shady forest paths and past lush orchards - especially pleasant on a hot summer day. The tour starts at the ferry dock in Gauernitz.

    

    After visiting the oldest working model mill in Germany

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    7.10 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The circular hike on the Königsweg combines the experience of a historical cultural landscape with the Moritzburg hunting lodge in the center and a surrounding varied pond and forest landscape, which was prized by the Saxon electors and kings. The route of the eleven kilometer route within the Moritzburg

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  • Difficult
    02:55
    6.86 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This eleven kilometer long hike shows you the charming landscape around Coswig and Radebeul. The relaxed route leads you mostly through the forest, so you can do this hike well on a hot summer day. It starts at Lößnitzgrund at the Friedewald stop.

    

    The best way to get to the start of the tour is with the

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  • Difficult
    07:25
    17.6 mi
    2.4 mph
    650 ft
    675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Are you ready for the big round through the Friedewald near Moritzburg? This 28 kilometer circular hike takes you through the charming landscape with its dense forests, pretty lakes and of course the famous Moritzburg Castle. The hike starts at the Spitzgrundteich near Coswig.

    

    Through the forest you hike

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  • Difficult
    05:20
    13.0 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this almost 21 kilometer long hike you travel back in time: Walk in the baroque palace garden of the former imperial count August Christoph and get an idea of how the farmers used to live in the region. The varied tour starts at Großhain station, also called Cottbus station.

    

    You leave the place and

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  • Difficult
    07:16
    16.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Tharandt forest is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Saxony. He became known through the forester Heinrich Cotta, who founded the world-famous forestry school (today specializing in the TU Dresden) in 1811 and created the first forest botanical garden. Reason enough to get to know the forest

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  • Difficult
    03:13
    6.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Tharandt is only a short train ride from Dresden and a great starting point for hikes through the Elbland. For example, for this circular hike to the Devil's Pulpit. The round of eleven kilometers starts at the train station in Tharandt.

    

    The path leads you through the Weißeritztalhang nature reserve

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  • Difficult
    01:55
    4.31 mi
    2.2 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Rote Weißeritz is your constant companion on this almost seven-kilometer hike. You will also hear the puffing of the Weißeritztalbahn that runs along the banks of the river. You can travel to the starting point of the circular hike with the narrow-gauge railway and take a look at the landscape through

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    6.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this ten kilometer long hike you will learn a lot about the history of mining in the region and also enjoy wonderful views over the Elbe region. The round tour starts in Freital-Burgk.

    

    At the beginning of the hike you make a dangle to the Marienschacht in Bannewitz. The mine was in operation until

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    8.53 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Do you feel like a nice round through the forest? Then this hike through the Tharandt forest is just right for you. On the almost 14-kilometer tour you walk on shady forest paths through the beautiful landscape and leave your everyday stress behind you at the starting point of the tour, in Mohorn-Grund

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    110 mi
  • Duration
    47:25 h
  • Elevation
    6,900 ft

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