On the Saxon Wine Route visitors will find picturesque farms and estates in this over 800 year old wine region.
The “cradle” of Saxony, as the town of Meissen is also known, is considered “the birthplace of wine” in the Saxon Elbe. The crossed blue swords on the “white gold” of the West, porcelain, have helped the city to fame.
The wine also plays a major role in Radebeul. Visitors to Wackerbarth can experience the methods of modern wine production and baroque castle. The former electoral vineyard house Hoflössnitz, the Karl May Museum, the State Sachsen or DDR-Museum “time travel” are also worth a visit.
A further highlight is a trip to the Baroque Moritzburg Castle with its beautiful pond.
There is no better way to experience the Elbe from Dresden than on board a historic paddle steamer of the Saxon Steamship Company.
At the gateway to Saxon Switzerland stands the town of Pirna with its high-Gothic parish church and the rich stock of town houses from the late Gothic and Renaissance periods. Visitors can enjoy a voyage on one of the historic paddle steamers and see the fortress Königstein and the changing landscape panoramas.
Another highlight are the French style Baroque garden Großsedlitz (at Heidenau) with 150 orange trees and 60 sandstone sculptures. The Elbe Sandstone Mountains with their distinctive rock formations are a unique nature reserve, south of Dresden, which extends to Bohemia. The famous „Bastion” offers one of the best view of the National Park area.
Active visitors can follow the most beautiful hiking trails in the Saxon Switzerland beginning at “Malerweg”. The romantic route with the extensive network of trails leads to spectacular staircases and ladders through a diverse forest of rocky landscapes.
Slightly further away from the river the imposing building Stolpen, can be viewed. Here Countess Cosel was imprisoned..
Saxon Switzerland is easily reached from the hotel by car or coach trip.