Elbe bike path

upstream to Prague or downstream to Hamburg

Whether you are on a weekend bike trip or biking for several weeks along the Elbe - Dresden is a great place to stop over. The Elbe bike path follows the river all the way from its source near Špindlerův Mlýn (Czech Republic) to Cuxhaven, where it reaches the North Sea.

“1,300 km full of surprises, at times close to the water, at times mysterious, at times rural, at times urban - come and discover … “ is the slogan of this bike path, one of Germany’s longest.

Elbe bike path

Hotel am Blauen Wunder is located only about 200 m off the bike path on the left bank, and glad to welcome bike tourists. Leave the bike path at the landmark bridge Blaues Wunder, cross Schillerplatz square and follow Loschwitzer Strasse until you see the hotel on your left, on the corner with Justinen Strasse.

Since your bike trip will most likely take you through medieval Meissen too, we would like to recommend our partner hotel there. It is an easy day's travel away and located just off the Elbe bike path. We can also organize luggage transfer between both hotels for you.

Hotel Ross in Meissen

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Dresden Altstadt "old town"

The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.


Dresden Neustadt "new town"

Explore alternative culture, night life and international flair in Dresden's most colorful neighborhood.


Elbe river banks

Our local recreation area - lush nature in the middle of town!


change of perspective

Dresden's two funicular railways offer exceptional views across the Blaues Wunder and Dresden.


art & museums

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna is one of the most famous paintings on display in Dresden, and its angels are the mascots for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections). But there are countless more museums and exhibitions waiting for your visit:

  • Gemäldegalerie Alte & Neue Meister
  • Grünes Gewölbe
  • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Militärhistorisches Museum
all museums


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



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.


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.


Pillnitz palace & park

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


White Fleet

Cruise along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watch the landscape unroll on both sides.


Christmas in Saxony

If you are looking for romantic and traditional, come to Saxony in December.