Saxon Wine Hiking Trail – Sample Excellent Wines on the Way

Level

easy

Route

89.1km

Duration

32:00h

Ascent

1406m

Descent

1416m

GPS Track

Best season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Details

Starting point of the tour

Pirna

Ending point of the tour

Diesbar-Seußlitz

Short description

Explore the best wine-growing areas along the Saxon Wine Route on the Saxon Wine Hiking Trail and choose either individual legs, circular walks or go for the whole distance.

Description

The Saxon Wine Hiking Trail was launched in 2004 and lets hikers explore the region’s best wines along the Saxon Wine Route between Pirna and Diesbar-Seußlitz. You will be enchanted by beautiful vineyards, traditional wine cellars, historic towns, sophisticated architecture and inspiring nature along the river Elbe between Dresden and Pillnitz. The picture-perfect scenery featuring castles nestling in the vineyards along the Elbe, the so-called “ Blue Wonder“ bridge, one of Dresden’s landmarks as well as the city’s impressive skyline will delight. And let’s not forget, the Saxon Wine Hiking Trail provides not only numerous special treats for your eyes but for your palates, too. 

 

Trail markers

The Saxon Wine Hiking Trail is clearly signposted throughout and marked with a ruby coloured grape, the Saxon Wine Route’s logo. 

 

Features

The route runs past vineyards and baroque castles, terraces, historical town centres and stairs leading to vantage points. The trail includes asphalt sections, cobblestone as well as overgrown paths and stairs.

 

Level of difficulty

Easy 

 

Of interest for

Daytrippers, rambling clubs and groups of any size

Equipment

Hiking shoes are recommended

Tips from author

 Tips:

  • Visit vineyards and cosy traditional wine inns along the route to sample Saxon wines.

 

  • Don’t miss magnificent vantage points in Pillnitz (“Leitenweg“) and Radebeul (“Spitzhaus“, “Wasserturm“, “Jakobstein/Sternwarte“, “Sörnewitz/Bosel“, “Meißen/Bennokanzel“, “Seußlitz/Heinrichsburg“) and enjoy Elbe valley views.

  • Go on a steamboat ride on the Elbe. Timetables: https://www.saechsische-dampfschiffahrt.de/en/

  • Book tip: "Sächsischer Weinwanderweg" hiking guide (German only), published by Tourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland, EUR 4, order at Tourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland

More information / links

Tourismusverband Sächsisches Elbland e. V.
Fabrikstraße 16
01662 Meißen
Tel.: +49 (0) 3521 76350
Fax: +49 (0) 3521 763540
Internet: www.elbland.de oder www.saechsischer-weinwanderweg.de

Author

Dresden Elbland Redaktion

Source

Logo Dresden Elbland

Arrival

Public transport

S-Bahn 1 from Dresden main station towards Pirna or Meißen via Radebeul, Coswig

Approach

A 17 to Pirna

A4 to Meißen and Diesbar-Seußlitz up to Dresden Altstadt, then continue on B6.

Parking

Public and signposted car parks available at each destination along the route. Public and signposted car parks available at each destination along the route.

Map

Elevation profile