Spitzhaustreppe is a steep and long stairway that begins near Hoflößnitz palace and leads straight up to the top of the hill, to Bismarck tower and Spitzhaus. I have not counted how many stairs it has - many. Very many.The view is worth the effort!When you walk up, don't stop. Keep walking. No matter how slowly, but keep walking, otherwise it will...more
The pretty house with the tower was built in the 16th century as winery and enlarged in the late 18th century. In 1792 it was bought by court typographer Carl Christian Meinhold.In 1840 the tower was simplified to its present shape. The main building was designed by C. E. Johne, a student of Gottfried Semper, and erected in 1851.more
The Margraves, later Electors and still later Kings of Saxony owned the winery in this location since 1401. In the 17th century, after the desastrous 30 Year War, Elector Johann Georg I had the little palace built, which was completed in 1650. It served as hunting lodge and maison de plaisance. The palace now hosts a smal museum about the history...more
Monumental towers in the honour of Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire from its founding in 1871 to 1890, can be found all over Germany. After Bismarck's death in 1898, all in all 240 of these towers were erected, most of them designed by Wilhelm Kreis, all over the empire and even in the colonies. About two thirds of them are still...more
The upper, steeper slopes of the hills are covered in terraced vineyards. Steep paths and stairs lead uphill. The view from the top is amazing.Elbe wines are rarely available outside the region. The amount of wine the winemakers along the Elbe valley produce is rather small so hardly any is exported. If you like whites, especially dry whites, don't...more
When in Dresden, try to go to Radebeul, some 15km away, for a day. Radebeul is famous for its wines growing on the hills of the Elbe valley. Wackerbarth castle (Schloss Wackerbarth) is a good place to get an insight into winegrowing. Tours are offered including wine-tasting and walking through the vineyards. In summertime, several music events take...more
The main square of Kötzschenbroda, more a long and wide street, was called Hauptstrasse until the villages united in 1935 under the name Radebeul. Since then it is called Alt (Old)-Kötzschenbroda.The ensemble along that street/square is very picturesque. A couple of years ago the owners started renovating the old houses and opened (wine-)...more
Schloss Wackerbarth is the incarnation of a Baroque palace in combination with viticulture. The small palace was built 1727 - 29 for the state secretary of King Augustus the Strong, Count Wackerbarth - as a retreat after he retired.While the palace was remodeled in 19th/20th centuries (although in Neo-Baroque style, so it did not change the...more
Schloss Hofloessnitz (I refuse to use the term "castle" - it is more a maison de plaisance) is a very charming ensemble in a beautiful setting. It was built 1650 in late Renaissance style. The ground floor of the main building is home of a museum on viticulture, on the upper floor you can see the bedrooms of the Duke of Saxony and his wife and also...more
Augustusweg 48, Radebeul, Saxony, 01445, Germany
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Karl-Marx-Strasse 8, Radebeul, Saxony, 01445, Germany
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The origins of Spitzhaus date back to the 17th century. It was built as a little maison de plaisance on the hilltop overlooking the valley. The view is amazing.
Nowadays the building hosts a restaurant and cafe which provides yummy rewards for the steep ascent. We had a local wine and a piece of Eierschecke in the afternoon, so I cannot tell about the quality of the food but the menu looked really good. If the rest of the food is as good as the cake you cannot go wrong here. Service was perfect.
Favorite Dish: Eierschecke is a Saxon cake speciality, and theirs was excellent!
Radebeul Ost station is the starting point of the narrow gauge railway to Radeburg and Moritzburg. This train route along Lößnitzgrund valley is operated by historical steam trains, nicknamed Lößnitzdackel (dachshund) due to their speed, or lack thereof.If you plan to visit Moritzburg place, which is herewith highly recommended, these trains are...more
Getting to Radebeul is easy - The Suburban Railway (S-Bahn) #1 runs every 30 minutes along the route Schöna - (Dresden -) Radebeul - Meissen.Radebeul has three stops: Ost, Weintraube and West. For Kötzschenbroda and Schloss Wackerbarth get off at Radebeul-West, for Hoflössnitz and the most beautiful residential areas get off at Weintraube.Radebeul...more
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Naundorf is another of the former villages; and Alt (Old)-Naudorf is its centre. If you want to see an unspoilt village, come here and see!
The houses might not be as beautifully restored like in Alt-Kötzschenbroda, but there are almost no (touristy) shops, restaurants and stuff here. It is totally off the beaten path, almost from a different world, a past century.
The houses stand with their gable to the oval square, in the middle a pond (see picture). The (privately owned) houses are homes of farmers, craftsmen, ordinary families. A peaceful scene ...
Suburban railway station Radebeul-Zitzschewig, then a 5-10 minutes walk towards the Elbe river (southwards).
When walking along the vineyards of Radebeul you'll notice rose bushes at the end of every second or third row of vines. A pretty sight when the roses are in bloom. However, being pretty is not the only purpose of these plants. The roses serve as indicators for a plant disease: mildew, which is caused by fungi. Certain types of roses, and these are...more
As mentioned in the intro, Radebeul has some large residential districts with beautiful 19th century houses. They all have elements of historical styles (especially Renaissance and Baroque), but mostly appear in a style which is called "Swiss" - just like they imagined (or have seen) the houses in rural/alpine Switzerland, which was en vogue as a...more
Absolutely fascinating are the old wineries, some of them from the 16th - 18th centuries.On the picture you see the winery Meinhold (the so called Turmhaus), an impressive ensemble from the 17th century, with additional buildings from the 18th century. It is located in the Oberlössnitz, Weinbergstrasse 10 - in this area you can find some more...more