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Saxon Holiday Routes

The Saxon Wine Route and the Saxon Silver Route invite to experience centuries-old traditions and their lively traces - silver-mining and the cultivation of wine. 

Saxon Silver Route

Saxony’s first and longest holiday route leads through the forested Ore Mountains. Here one can understand the historic and economic development of this unique landscape.

Like a silver ribbon, the route winds through the wonderful mountain areas and symbolically connects Dresden with the mining towns in Upper Saxony.

A visit to towns such as Annaberg-Buchholz, Freiberg or Schneeberg, which became what they are by silver, and a tour of their former mines, smelting works and mints will be an unforgettable experience.

Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e. V.
Adam-Ries-Straße 16, 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
T +49 (0)3733 188000, F +49 (0)3733 1880020

Saxon Wine Route

From Pirna to Diesbar-Seußlitz, the Saxon Wine Route winds alongside the River Elbe through a picturesque landscape with romantic little winegrowers’ villages, grand palaces, wonderful parks and beautifully located winegrowing estates like Wackerbarth Castle, Proschwitz Castle or Hoflößnitz. Winegrowing on the Southern hill slopes of the upper Elbe valley has more than 850 years of tradition. 

Especially the parts of the Saxon Wine Route around Diesbar-Seußlitz, in the Spaar Mountains near Meißen or in the vineyards of Radebeul as well as the area from the „Blue Wonder“ – the most famous bridge over the River Elbe in Dresden – until Pillnitz are worth an intensive visit. Today, one of Germany’s smallest and northernmost wine-growing area comprises approximately 430 hectares of vineyards.

Tip: The Saxon Wine Route can be explored by bicycle, too.

Dresden Marketing GmbH
Messering 7, 01067 Dresden
T +49 (0)351 501730, F +49 (0)351 50173111