Nestling between vineyards and the Elbe river, delightful Radebeul lies just outside Dresden. The beautiful garden city is known as the heart of the Saxon Wine Road with many wine-growing estates. Karl May, one of the best-selling German writers of all time, lived here, and there’s a wonderful village green and town square.
Not to be missed in Radebeul: the many wine taverns and vineyards, serving delicious wines and food. Try Schloss Wackerbarth, a beautiful baroque palace and vineyard, or the historic Weingut Hoflößnitz vineyard and unwind with a glass of wine and bite to eat.
Follow in the footsteps of Karl May, writer of adventure stories, who lived and died in Radebeul: The “Karl-May-Museum” is in the former home of the creator of Winnetou, a fictional Native American hero and protagonist of the novels of the same name.
Here’s a visitor favourite: The Lössnitzgrundbahn huffs and puffs its way through the Lössnitzgrund valley. This historic steam train takes you from Radebeul to Radeburg (approx. 13 miles) via Moritzburg.
Culture buff? Then head for the “Landesbühnen Sachsen” theatre with a year-round programme of opera, ballet, plays and concerts. In summer, proceedings move to the very atmospheric open-air stage “Felsenbühne Rathen” in Saxon Switzerland.
11 a.m. It’s only about 20 minutes by public transport from Radebeul to Dresden, so hop over and explore some of the city’s most famous sights, such as the “Zwinger”, Church of Our Lady or one of the many museums.
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