Cycling Trails in the Surrounding Area
Explore Torgau’s surroundings by bike. A wide range of differently sized trails await, such as the Torgau Trail, which is one of the most scenic cycling routes in Saxony that connects Torgau with the spa town of Bad Düben.
The 30 km long tour through East Elbia, the stretch of land east of the Elbe or the mill tour (40 km) are real insider tips.
Village churches in the border triangle between Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg are lined up along the Central German Church Road, which is about 35 km long and easy to cycle.
The Luther Trail, created on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, leads from Saxony-Anhalt via Saxony and Thuringia to Bavaria and Hesse. Torgau is of course also one of over 30 stations along the Luther Trail. There is evidence that Luther stayed in Torgau around 60 times. This is where the Torgau Articles were drawn up as the basis of the Augsburg Confession of Faith, this is where Martin Luther inaugurated the castle chapel as the first Protestant church to be built, and this is where Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora, died. The route, designed as a pilgrimage route, is also great for cycling. You can find all information on this at www.lutherweg-sachsen.de.
Torgau Trail (46 km)
The Torgau Trail (approx. 46 km) goes through the Düben Heath, Saxony’s largest nature reserve. It’s a natural cycling path that connects Torgau with Bad Düben.
Starting Point: Torgau or Bad Düben
Route: Torgau – Süptitz – Grosswig – Weidenhain – Roitzsch – Pressel – Authausen – Bad Düben
- Süptitz: Monument for the Battle of Torgau in the Seven Years’ War
- Grosswig: Mill
- Roitzsch: 16th-century village church
- Pressel: Nature Reserve – Pressel Heath and Moorland
- Authausen: “Fiehn” and “Ludwig” post windmills, a reconstructed Slavic house from the 9th century, and a Germanic nave.
- Bad Düben: Market, town hall, 1,000-year-old castle, ship mill, St. Nicholas Church, Landscape Museum
From Bad Düben, you can merge onto the Muldental cycling track or the Berlin – Leipzig trail. You can travel back on the bus or train (1 hour 6 minutes; connection not available every day).