wine country Saxony

enjoy local wines

Meissen is the centre of Germany’s second smallest wine growing region. The Weinbaugebiet Sachsen covers only 480 hectares and stretches along the Elbe river from Radebeul to Diera-Zehren. The most commonly grown grape varieties locally are Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Grigio, Savagnin and Kerner, as well as the local specialties Gold Riesling and Schieler. Most local wines are comparatively dry.

The Saxon Wine Road explores vineyards on both sides of the Elbe river, with countless stops along 60 km to take in the scenery, go on a guided tour of the wine cellars and, of course, taste the local produce. The Saxon Wine Trail follows the same concept over 90 km for those who prefer to explore their surroundings on foot.

Wine Trail

Many of the local vineyards offer wine tastings and guided tours of their cellars.

Hotel Ross serves local wine from the ancient Vincenz Richter vineyard, and nearby Schloss Wackerbarth.

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MEISSEN® porcelain

Discover the famous MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory with its unique craftsmanship and the crossed blue swords - in Meissen since 1710.

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Meissen old town

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Albrechtsburg castle

Visit Germany’s oldest palace and admire the breathtaking architecture at the transition from the late middle ages into renaissance.

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Dresden

The capital of Saxony is bustling with art, culture, architecture and nightlife - discover Dresden!

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Moritzburg hunting lodge

The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favourite destination for families.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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Pillnitz palace & park

Best known for its spectacular gardens and water displays, as well as a huge Camellia tree - over 250 years old!

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Meissen is a stop you cannot miss. Sections M and N meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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White Fleet

Nothing is more relaxing than cruising along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watching the landscape unroll on both sides.

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