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Elbe cycle path from Wittenberg to Dresden

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ELB 06 U
7 days / 6 nights
From €469
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The Elbe Cycle Path - Germany's most popular long-distance cycle path. You decide which section and in which direction you want to cycle. A recommendation is difficult because you will find an incredible density of culture and nature. Dresden Frauenkirche, Meissner porcelain, Sachsenwein, Luther in Wittenberg, Bauhaus in Dessau, Hundertwasser in Magdeburg - there is a lot to experience. On a trip to Saxon Switzerland, you can swap your bike for hiking boots and scale the heights of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Stay in a café with a typical Saxon cake, the "Eierschecke". Discover your personal Elbe cycle path.

Bike tour in reverse order: ELB 06 - Dresden-Wittenberg

Similar bike tours:
ELB 07 U - Elbe Cycle Path Dessau-Dresden (8 days / 7 nights)
ELB 08 U - Elbe Cycle Path Magdeburg-Dresden (9 days / 8 nights)

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Rental bikes can be booked including mobile breakdown assistance
  • More than 30 years of experience

Info: Your tour starts in WIttenberg and takes you to Dresden. If you want to start from Dessau or Magdeburg, then take a look at the tours mentioned at the top of this page. (ELB 07 U & ELB 08 U)


Arrival in the afternoon. The largest exhibition on the history of the Reformation in the Luther Hall in Wittenberg invites you to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. The town church of St. Marien (UNESCO World Heritage) is also worth seeing.

Overnight place: Wittenberg,

Today you cycle past Lichtenberg Castle via Pretzsch along the Elbe. Your destination is the former fortress town of Torgau. This is where the Soviets and Americans met at the Elbe Bridge during World War II.


Overnight place: Torgau

On the stage, the path leads through the town of Mühlberg with the Cistercian monastery and the Treblitz tree park. Further along the Elbe to Strehla, an idyllic town with a history of more than 1000 years. Continue cycling to the former steel town of Riesa, where you can visit the pasta factory for free.


Overnight place: Riesa or Strehla

Today the path leads you along the northernmost vineyards in Germany to Diesbar-Seußlitz. In addition to the baroque castle with a beautiful garden, the wine-growing village offers a variety of places to stop and get to know and taste Saxon wine. When you arrive in Meissen, a visit to the Porzellan Manufaktur (under your own management) and the Albrechtsburg (under your own management) is a must.


Overnight place: Meissen

On the way from Meissen, it is worth leaving the Elbe cycle path and cycling the vineyards between Radebeul and Meissen. In Radebeul there is the opportunity to visit the Karl May Museum (own management) or to take one of the guided tours of Wackerbarth Castle (own management). In the afternoon you will reach Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe and the cultural metropolis of Saxony. In the cityscape, the Frauenkirche can be seen in the ensemble with the Brühlsche Terrasse, the Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Zwinger. Especially as a cyclist you always have a beautiful view of the cityscape from the Elbe.


Overnight place: Dresden

Today's excursion takes you to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. You cycle along the banks of the Elbe, past the Albrecht Castles and see the former royal vineyards on the hillside. We continue past the Blue Wonder, an Elbe bridge that crosses the Elbe in a suspension construction without a pier, towards Pirna. On the way you pass the pleasure palace Pillnitz with pleasure garden. In the town of Pirna you should visit the market square with its Renaissance town hall. You cycle through the narrowing Elbe valley, pass the town of Wehlen and reach the spa town of Rathen. The rock castle and the bastion, which you can reach on foot from the valley, lure you here. You can take your own ferry across the Elbe to Königstein, the town at the foot of Königstein Fortress (own). At the end of your tour you should stop off in Bad Schandau on the Elbe promenade for tea or coffee and taste a Saxon cake specialty. Your return journey from Bad Schandau takes place on your own with the S-Bahn directly to Dresden.


Overnight place: Dresden

After breakfast, journey home on your own or with an extension.

Overnight place: Dresden (departure)

  • 6 nights in the booked category, including breakfast#
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (9am-18pm)
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
  • GPS data on request
Price in € per person * Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €469 €579
Single room including breakfast €619 €759

Seasonal prices

From 29.04.2023/12.05.2023 to XNUMX

  • €70,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €80,00 surcharge in Cat. II

From 13.05.2023/20.09.2023 to XNUMX

  • €90,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €100,00 surcharge in Cat. II

From 21.09.2023/02.10.2023 to XNUMX

  • €70,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €80,00 surcharge in Cat. II

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag - €70,00
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags - €160,00

Additional Services

  • Return transfer Dresden - Wittenberg (price per person, from 4 people, reservation required, payable on site) - €75,00
  • Return transfer Bring your own bike - €25,00

Child discount

Children up to 4 years

  • Fixed price for children of €10,00 per child and per night

From 5 to 15 years applies:

  • With 2 full-paying adults, 1 child aged 5-15 years in the adult’s double room (extra bed) has a 40% discount (category I and category II)
  • With 2 full-paying adults, 1-2 children aged 5-15 in an extra room have a 15% discount (Cat. I and Cat. II)
  • With 1 full-paying adult, 1 child aged 5-15 years in the same double room as the adult has a 15% discount (Cat. I and Cat. II)

From the age of 16 applies:

  • as an extra bed, max. 1 person in a double room has a 10% discount

group discounts

When 5 people or more are traveling together. A group discount will be given in the following periods.
Further information and the discount scale can be found under Offers > Group discounts.


  • From 01.01.2023/31.12.2023 to XNUMX


Note: All prices are per person.



Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

79 EUR

89 EUR

Single room (SR)

119 EUR

149 EUR



Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

71 EUR

89 EUR

Single room (SR)

119 EUR

149 EUR


5,0 / 5 Stars (1 Verified Rating)

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A dream journey

I consciously decided to travel upriver - on the one hand the wind conditions are more favorable, which really proved to be the case on this trip in June, on the other hand you end up in the particularly spectacular landscapes (Elbe Sandstone Mountains) and in particularly interesting cities (Dresden, Meissen). The cycle path is excellently developed, 95% on well-paved service roads or on the dike/directly on the Elbe, without car traffic. The daily stages are easy to do, only the first day with almost 70 km was not so easy for me in the end - it is advisable to leave really early on this day in order to be able to take enough breaks. The cycle path is practically completely level throughout, only between Dresden and Bad Schandau are there 3 smaller inclines, which are easy to cope with. I did not return from Bad Schandau to Dresden with the (fast) S-Bahn, but with the ship, which is particularly scenic because you can see a lot from the water on the banks that remains hidden from the bike path.
- Helga Olejnik

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travel code
ELB 06 U
5,0 / 5 stars
(1 Verified Rating)

Elbe cycle path from Wittenberg to Dresden

7 days
Overnight stays
6 nights
Overnight stays
about 174 - 234 km

Most popular waterway with lots of variety

Daily departure from April 15 - October 08, 2023

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €469 €579
Single room including breakfast €619 €759

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: to Wittenberg main station / from Dresden main station


  • Free public parking spaces near the hotel (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable locally)
  • public car parks Schiessgasse, approx. 10 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site)
  • Hotel parking: approx. 5-25 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site) OR
  • www.parkopedia.de

Return transfer Dresden-Wittenberg: from 4 people, reservation required, payable on site. For more information, see the "Prices" tab.

Hotel examples - hotel may vary - all rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category I = comfort

These are middle-class hotels or guesthouses with mostly 3*** stars, rarely 2** stars (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer comfortable rooms, a decent breakfast buffet and a cozy atmosphere. They are mostly in a central location.

Category II Premium

Here we book comfort or first-class hotels for you. Some of these are very good 3-star and 4-star hotels (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer special comfort or are highly recommended due to their special location and ambience. They are mostly in a central location.


Acron Hotel WittenbergLuther Hotel Wittenberg
Category I = Hotel AcronCategory II = Luther Hotel Wittenberg


Golden Anchor in TorgauTorgau brewery
Category I = Hotel Goldener AnkerCategory II = Hotel Torgauer Brauhof


Park Inn Hotel in DresdenHotel Florence on the Elbe in Dresden
Category I = Park InnCategory II = Florence on the Elbe


The tour is also possible in reverse order! (See ELB 06)

NOT INCLUDED: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

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