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Dresden river tour: Elbe, Spree and Neiße

The Florence of the North

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
739.00 €
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739.00 €

This bike tour offers a worthwhile combination of nature and culture. Starting in Dresden, the so-called Florence on the Elbe, the route leads via Kamenz, town of Lessing, to the lakes of the Lausitz which once evolved through the influence of former mining activites. You will spend your nights in Bad Muskau, in Fürst Pückler Park (part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), and in Görlitz, uniting different styles between Gothic and Jugendstil. Discover the thousand-year-old town of Bautzen and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its bizarre rock formations before finally returning to Dresden. The route leads through a flat landscape and over the Elbe and Oder-Neiße bike trail. Calm side streets can be accomplished in a relaxed pace, the only longer ascent of 1 kilometre challenges you already on the first day.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • River fans: cycle along the Elbe, Spree and Neisse rivers on your journey.
  • City lovers: Be enchanted by the small towns along the route.
  • Culture seekers: Your cultural well-being will also be catered for on this trip.


Since October 30, 2005, the world-famous church has surpassed the city panorama.

Frauenkirche Dresden

New Synagogue
The New Synagogue was built on the eastern edge of Dresden's Old Town, close to the river Elbe, designed by the architets Wandel, Höfer, Lorch and Hirsch.

Neue Synagoge

Mountain Sprem and the surroundings are rich in worth seeing constructions.


Nowhere is the sun rising sooner than here, in the eastern most city of the country.


Whether in Marienkirche, Devil's or Engelserker, in Prina there is much to discover. Take a tour of the old town and learn about the city.


Dresden river tour: Elbe, Spree and Neiße

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
739.00 €
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Make sure to arrive early in Dresden where famous and imposing structures such as the Zwinger or the Semper Opera will be waiting to be visited. Thousands of visitors come to the Saxon kings’ former seat of royal power every year. In the late afternoon bike handover and briefing.

You will leave Dresden on the beautiful Elbe bike trail to cycle through the "Dresden Heath" to Radeberg, town of beer. For those who seek to learn more about the Pilsener from Radeberg, the brewery of the export beer. After this short break, Kamenz lies ahead of you. The historical town centre expresses a special charm. The market place, the Renaissance style town hall, the central St, Mary’s church and the Malzhaus are absolute must-sees. A final highlight is the fantastical view over Kamenz offered from the top of the Red Tower.

Today’s route leads through the beautiful lake landscape of the Lausitz. A total of 23 lakes constitute the largest artificial water landscape in all of Europe. Pure nature and small Sorbian villages wait to be discovered here. The bilingual signage reveals that you find yourselves in the German-Sorbian region here. The fact that the Lausitz hosts two cultures with different languages and traditions contributes to the region’s unique flair. In the afternoon, you will reach Spremberg with its historical old town situated on an island in the Spree.

The Neiße will accompany you today. The closer you get to Bad Muskau, the more beautiful it gets. Embedded in one of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, the town awaits to be discovered. It has come to fame through the brilliant landscape designer Hermann von Püc kler-Muskau, who constructed a park of 830 hectars around the town. In July 2004, the park was nominated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. This masterpiece of garden engineering with majestic trees, lakes and rivers makes your route a real experience.

The impressive Oder-Neiße bike trail will be your host for today. Enjoy this beautiful landscape and take in the calmness of the river. On your way, you will discover Rothenburg, Germany’s easternmost small town. The day’s highlight will be Görlitz, proudly presenting itself in its richness of architectural styles ranging between Gothic and Jugendstil. A walk around the very well-preserved old town with its numerous Baroque, late Gothic and Renaissance style houses allows every visitor to discover the country’s largest-surface monument.

The time to leave the Neiße has come today, but only in exchange for the Saxon towns’ bike trail. Impressively, the silhouette of the thousand-year-old town of Bautzen with its historical town centre sticks out of the varied landscape. Be looking forward to the lovely monuments, towers, medieval lanes and atmospheric pubs. Bautzen is the cultural and political centre of the Sorbs in the Oberlausitz. Anyone who does not fear climbing one of the town’s towers is rewarded with a fantastical view over the town and the surrounding landscape.

Forests, grasslands and, most importantly, the Saxon Switzerland National Park will dominate your day. Discover the historical town centre of Neustadt and enjoy the beauty of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. What is so characteristic about these rutted mountains is their exceptional wealth of forms on such little space. A special uniqueness is presented by the continuous alteration of lowlands, canyons, table mountains, rocky peaks and homogenous forest plains. Give your bike a break and walk up to the bastion with its spectacular rocky bridge. The scattered architecture of the rocks will impress you just as the fantastic view over the Elbe that you will come to enjoy here. On the level Elbe bike trail by the waterside, the final 12 kilometres to Pirna will be accomplished in no time.

A very beautiful route comes to end this tour. Marvel at the magnificent castles by the Elbe, visit the one in Pillnitz with its gorgeous park and discover the Blaue Wunder in front of the town gates of Dresden. This very diversified bike trip will end around noon in Dresden where you will be handed over your luggage (no further night stop). In case you wish to spend the day in Dresden, we will gladly book an additional night for you.


Cycle map Dresdener Fluessetour

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
further included services:
  • personal tour breefing

Worth knowing about the bike trip on the Dresdner River Tour

Below you will find specific information about the bike trip on the Dresdner River Tour. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone 06421-886890.

Parking facilities

Underground parking available at the hotel, payable on site. No reservation is required, daily rate per night: 24,00 €.

Information session

On the day of arrival, a member of staff will be waiting for you in the late afternoon at the hotel for an information meeting. Here you will also be handed booked rental bikes. Should there be any changes to this appointment, we will inform you in advance or through the hotel reception upon arrival. If you are unable to make it to the information meeting, please inform us via the service number.

Available rental bikes

You can choose between unisex and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel as well al electric bikes (unisex). You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Extra costs

A tourism tax is not part of the tour price and must therefore be paid on site at the hotel.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surpise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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