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The Elbe Bike Trail from Dresden to Magdeburg.
Experience the magnificent countryside, the Saxon vineyards and the culturally significant towns and cities between Dresden and Magdeburg. Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to put in numerous stops along your cycle tour. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.
Come to the city known as the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Whether the famous bailey known as the Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church a tour for discovering the city on our own is a must.
Arrival by train is optional/parking site at the hotel.
You have the possibility of renting bikes at the hotel. Travel by train to Bad Schandau. From there you will cycle via Königstein, Rathen with its rockstage, castle Pillnitz and underneath the "Blauen Wunder" back to Dresden.
You will cycle via Radebeul, once home town of Karl May, where you have the opportunity to get on the historical lightrailway 'Lößnitzdackel'. By that railway you can get to Morizburg castle. In Meißen you may visit the world-famous porcelain-manufacture and the worth seeing castle Albrechtsburg.
Along traditional wine villages, which invite for a break, you cycle on the Elbe bike trail path to Riesa/ Strehla, whose castle, church and zoological garden are waiting for your visit.
In Belgern you can visit the sole Roland in the whole of Saxony and in Thorgau you should visit the Hartenfels castle and the castle church. This church was inaugurated by Martin Luther and is regarded to be the first protestant church in Germany.
Today you will cycle to Wittenberg, which stands in direct connection with the name of Martin Luther. We recommend staying longer, so you can spend more time in the world-famous Wörlitzer park, which offers lovely islands, canals, temples and sculptures.
The way leads through the attracting floodplain of the Elbe, along the world famous 'Wörlitzer Park'. A more than 100 hectare large area offers with its islands, channels and temples different attractions. In Dessau you will be delighted if you are interested in architecture - the 'Bauhaus-style' under direction of Walter Gropius accomplished in the 1920's.
In Aken you are going to get by ferry on the right side of the Elbe. Now you are in the biosphere reserve 'Mittlere Elbe', where you - with some luck - will might see an Elbe beaver. Further on you get to Walternienburg, where you cross the Elbe again to get to Barby.
On the right side of the Elbe you cycle along Dornburg and Pretzien. A well established bike way leads you through the nature preserve Kreuzhorst, which is close to Magdeburg your today's destination. Worth seeing are the cathedral, the monastery 'Unser lieben Frauen' and the 'Magdeburger Reiter'.
After breakfast your tour ends in Magdeburg.