Elbe-River cycling paths ⁄ Touren
Be impressed by the beauty of the Elby river cycle path! First, you cycle through the Elbsandsteingebirge. One of the first highlights is the saxon metropolis Dresden with its world-famous sights, e.g. Frauenkirche and Zwinger. You cycle through vineyards to Meißen which is also famous for its porcelain. Going through Lutherstadt Wittenberg you reach Dessau after a long stage of cycling. Then you will ride through the garden area Dessau-Wörlitz and through the biosphere reserve and reach the 1200-year-old city Magdeburg. Here, Otto von Guericke was mayor and made his famous experiment with which he discovered the vacuum. Visit the monastery of Our Old Lady and Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s last project – the „Grüne Zitadelle“.
Start your tour at the north sea resort Cuxhaven and cycle through the national park Wadden Sea and “Altes Land”. Here you can find Europe´s largest fruit-growing-area. Unique conditions for all bicycle enthusiasts are given in Hamburg. Besides the amazing river landscape you cycle through a lot of worth seeing cities like the picturesque city Lauenburg and the imperial city Tangermünde. Enjoy the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Flusslandschaft Elbe”. Here the Elbe is still close to the nature. Your destination is the 1200-year-old city Magdeburg. It is the third greenest city in Germany. Here you can visit for example Friedensreich Hundertwasser´s last project.
Welcome to Dessau! You will pass on your tour a lot of worth seeing things like the Bauhaus-art of Dessau, the garden area of Wörlitz, Lutherstadt Wittenberg which is famous as the cradle of reformation, Meißen with its famous porcelain and the metropolis Dresden with its castles and churches. Your tour ends at Bad Schandau where you have an amazing view over the Elbsandsteingebirge.
You will be accompanied by the Elbe on your way, due to the fact that it flows straight through Germany. You are cycling past floodplains, nature reserves and vineyards. Numerous worth seeing things are waiting for your visit. You also pass three large cities: Dresden, Magdeburg and Hamburg. Starting point of your tour is Dresden. There you can visit the Semperoper, the Zwinger or the rebuilt Frauenkirche. Through romantic vineyards, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Dessau you reach Magdeburg. In the middel age, the 1.200-year-old city was mentioned in one breath with Rome. Through the imperial city Tangermünde, dreamy villages and pretty half-trimbered houses you reach Hamburg. Here the Elbe becomes a powerful river before ending in the North Sea.
This tour leads you parallel to the Elbe from city to city. Many places on your way have a varied history. Start your tour in Dresden and cycle through the city of porcelain - Meißen to Lutherstadt Wittenberg which is famous as the cradle of reformation in Germany. Then you cycle through Dessau and the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Mittlere Elbe” to Magdeburg.
You start your tour at the 800-year-old saxon metropolis Dresden. Your way leads you through the wonderful Elbsandsteingebirge and Bad Schandau. You will cross the border to Chzech republic shortly after Bad schandau. In Czech republic you first cycle the Elbe and then from Melnik along the Moldau through many little and pretty villages and through romantic landscapes and vineyards. The route is attractive, but sometimes very adventurous. Your destination is Prag. It is unqiue, full of life, has amazing worth seeing things and an imposing cityscape.
Village churches, monasteries, cathedrals, castles and urban systems – Saxony-Anhalt has many historic monuments from the middle age. On the “Straße der Romanik” / Romanesque Road you get an insight into the epoch. The monastery “Unserer Lieben Frauen” at Magdeburg is your starting and connection point between the north route and south route in Saxony-Anhalt. Make a time travel through the years 950 until 1250. First, follow the Elbe cycling path in northern direction. In Jerichow, you find the Prämonstratenserstift which is a major work of romanesque architecture. Reaching the Altmark circuit, you cycle to Salzwedel with its St. Lorenzkirche from the 13th century which is considered as an architectural feature. After a series of churches and monasteries along the north route you reach Gardelegen where you can expect a gardendream. At the historic cathedral city Magdeburg, your tour in the past comes to an end.
This tour connects the three most important cities at the Elbe – Hamburg, Magdeburg and Dresden. You cycle crosswise Germany from the north to the south and will experience & enjoy different landscapes and ways of life. Go to a musical in Hamburg and see world history at Magdeburg or have a look at very famous paintings in Dresden. Enjoy the amazing river landscape! You will see many beatiful places on your tour: wonderful half-timbered houses in the north, the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Flusslandschaft Elbe”, the cradle of reformation at Lutherstadt Wittenberg and many wine-growing-areas shortly in front of Dresden.
This tour is ideal for experienced cyclists who search a challenge. Along the Elbe you cycle straight through Germany. You experience the metropolis Hamburg, the 1.200-year-old city Magdeburg, Dresden, beautiful towns full of half-timbered houses, UNESCO biosphere reserves and vineyards. You cycle through unique landscapes. The Elbe is one of the rivers that still have their natural course. You cycle on the “Straße der Romanik”, on the “Deutschen Fachwerkstraße” and on the saxon wine street.
The Elbe cycling path is among the most charming and diversified cycling tour routes in Europe. The route leads from the south of Magdeburg into the river landscape of "Mittlere Elbe". You can see the Bauhaus style in the streets of Dessau and stroll along romantic paths or admire temples and sculptures in the garden area of Wörlitz. Martin Luther hammered his 95 theses onto the castle door in Wittenberg and one is happy to wander through the alleys of the city centre. You continue along the saxon wine street to Meißen which invites you to stay longer with its enchanting old town and porcelain factory. A highlight is the Dresden with its famous castles, the Semperoper and relaxed lifestyle. Finally, you will be rewarded at the end of your cycling tour with a gorgeous view of the bizarre formations of the Elbesandtseingebirge.
Your tour starts in the 1200-year-old city called Magdeburg. This route is a natural and cultural experience. It is varied and attractive at the same time. Besides the awesome river landscape you cycle through a lot of worth seeing cities like the imperial city Tangermünde and the picturesque city Lauenburg. A highlight is the metropolis Hamburg with its warehouse city, the big city crowds and the port. Subsequently, you cycle past the largest fruit-growing-area. The “Alte Land” is very pretty in the time of spring bloom. Through the national park Wadden Sea you reach the north sea resort Cuxhaven.
This tour combines two worth seeing cities. You start your tour in Magdeburg. In the year 2005, the city celebrated its 1200th anniversary. The Elberadweg is one of the most attractive cycle routes in Europe. Let your view wander on the landscape and discover the wealth of the UNESCO biosphere reserves “Flusslandschaft Elbe” and “Niedersächsische Elbtalaue”. Besides this awesome river landscapes you cycle through many attractive villages like the imperial city Tangermünde and the picturesque city Lauenburg. The concluding highlight is Hamburg. This city provides a lot of worth seeing things and unique conditions for all cycling friends and culture enthusiasts.
You start your tour at Prague. Along the Moldau you cycle through an awesome river landscape. You get to know more about the rural Czechia by passing Melnik and Litomerice. The more you cycle north the more the landscape gets more impressive. Close to Melnik the Moldau flows into the Elbe and you continue along the Elbe river. Your tour ends after a ride through the wonderful Elbsandsteingebirge at the metropolis Dresden.