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Elbe: Dresden – Wittenberg

From Dresden to Wittenberg

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
539.00 €
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539.00 €

Experience the magnificent countryside, the Saxon vineyards and the culturally significant towns and cities between Dresden and Wittenberg. 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.

Look forward to the charming town of Torgau and the Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In Wittenberg there are a lot of sights worth seeing. Of particular tourist interest are, of course, the Luther memorial sites, some of which belong to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Visit the Schlosskirche where Luther pinned the 95 theses or the city church of St. Marien, where he preached for 30 years. In the Lutherhaus you will find the largest refomation-historical museum in the world and in the Melanchthonhaus the life of the "Teacher of Germany" is brought to you.

But even outside the Reformation Wittenberg has a moving history behind it. If you are interested in the sights of Wittenberg's younger history, the Piesteritzer Werkssiedlung is worth a visit. From 1916 onwards, the "Arbeitersiedlung" is the first and largest car-free housing estate in Germany. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens and the peculiar architecture of these buildings. For architectural enthusiasts, the Hundertwasserschule, which is home of the Luther-Melanchthon-Gymnasium, is certainly worth a visit. The mostly asphalted bike path makes all cycler's hearts beat faster, the routes are often even marked on both sides of the Elbe.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • River fans: cycle along the Elbe 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.


Dresden's opera tradition dates back to the Renaissance. It was initially closely linked to the Electoral Court, which used various venues.

Semperoper in Dresden

Schloss Hartenfels Torgau
Schloss Hartenfels is one of the main attractions of german Renaissance architecture.

Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau

Guided tour in Meißen
The over 1000 year old Meißen on the Saxon Wine Route is characterized by its historic cityscape, surrounded by beautyful wine hills and-of course- the finest porcelain.

Stadtführungen in Meißen

Frauenkirche Meißen
From 1460 to 1520, the Frauenkirche was built at the market. Since 1929 it houses the first turnable porcelain chimes in the world with its unique sound.

Die Frauenkirche in Meißen

In 1697 Frederick Augustus, Elector of Saxony, converted to Catholicism on his way to the Polish king's crown.

Cathedral in Dresden

Elbe: Dresden – Wittenberg

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
539.00 €
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Come to the city known as the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Whether it's the famous bailey known as the Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church- a tour for discovering the city on your own is a must. 

Arrival by train is optional/parking site 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 Loschwitzer Bridge (called "Blaues Wunder") back to Dresden.  Enjoy the evening atmosphere in Dresden. The restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.

Today 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 Moritzburg castle. In Meißen you may visit the world-famous porcelain-manufacture and the worth seeing Albrechtscastle.

Along traditional wine villages, which invite for a break, you follow the Elbe-bike 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 Torgau 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.

After breakfast your tour will end in Wittenberg.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service
    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • room with D/bath/WC
    • luggage transport
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about the Dresden - Wittenberg tour along the Elbe:

Please find more information about the Dresden - Wittenberg tour below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890. 

Arrival by train

Dresden is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking at the hotel

Parking fees vary depending on the hotel booked. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents approx. two weeks before the start of your trip.

Condition of cycle paths

Mostly paved bike-only paths or paved mineral surfaces (~ 80%), partially towpaths (especially Saxony-Anhalt), some quiet side streets, seldom bike path along roads or next to main streets.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velociped rental bike for the tour we will bring it to your first hotel and bring pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Electric bikes

The electric bikes have no coster brake. Upon request, a few electric bikes with coaster brake are available.

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Return transfer in a comfortable minibus every Saturday from 10 a.m. incl. bicycle and luggage transport. On all other days, a bus for 1 to 7 people can be provided.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

Any visitor's tax is not included in the tour price and must therefore be paid at the hotel.
The train journey from Dresden to Bad Schandau (approx. 9 euro per person) is not included in the tour price.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: 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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