Route: Saxon Wine Trail

Submitted by jakob.griebenow on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 04:27am
88.8 km
Vertical Gain
1,591 m

The Saxon Wine Trail connects the pearls of Dresden's surrounding countryside along the Elbe River and leads to the most beautiful vineyards, vantage points and wine cellars. Baroque and modern Dresden, picturesque Pirna, the villa and garden city of Radebeul and the porcelain city of Meissen - these are just a few of the historically significant stage points of the Saxon Wine Trail. Striking evidence of over 850 years of viticulture in the Elbe Valley can be found as well as modern wineries and cozy wine taverns. 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 to any appreciable extent.

Hiking from Dresden to Pirna, the hiker and wine lover will pass by dreamlike villas and magnificent castles. A detour to the old town of Dresden leads to the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche. In Radebeul, hikers should take time for the Saxon Wine Museum Hoflößnitz and Europe's first adventure winery at Wackerbarth Castle. The journey continues to Meißen: the imposing Burgberg with the cathedral and Albrechtsburg Castle can be seen from afar. The WeinErlebnisWelt of the Sächsische Winzergenossenschaft Meißen (Saxon Winegrowers' Cooperative Meissen) offers extraordinary insights into the history and present of winegrowing. At the end of the hiking trail, the winegrowers and innkeepers of the numerous historic wine taverns in Diesbar-Seußlitz invite you to join them.

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