Visit Torgau during your journey along the Elbe.

Hartenfels Castle can be seen from afar. The most important castle of the German early Renaissance seems even more imposing as you get closer.

And Hartenfels Castle isn’t the only thing that’ll convince you to stay a bit longer with its beautiful inner courtyard, its church that was consecrated by Martin Luther, its rose garden and its various exhibitions… The historic Renaissance monuments in the old town also play their part. And why not!

Enjoy a bit of culture on your cycling tour and relax in a beer garden on the Elbe in the evening.

Here you can find the best accommodation for cyclists and tips for restaurants and cafés.

Further information about bike trails can be found at

Lots of attractions upstream. Distance: approx. 30 km
Route: Torgau – Losswig – Bennewitz – Wessnig – Kranichau – Belgern and back or ferry transfer – Köllitzsch – (possible detour to Adelwitz) – Kathewitz –
Pülswerda – (possible detour to Triestewitz) – Graditz – Werdau – Torgau

Bennewitz: Farming Museum in the restaurant, dairy farm
Wessnig: Cyclist-friendly church
Belgern: Renaissance town hall with 6 m sandstone monument of Roland, City Museum, St.
Bartholomew Church of 1552
Adelwitz: Stately manor with castle and park
Pülswerda: Castle (café and hotel), farmer’s markets
Triesetwiz: Castle (Hotel Garni), church, park
Graditz: Saxon State Stud Farm and Park
Werdau: Alter Elbehof (guesthouse / restaurant / beer garden)

Lots of attractions downstream. Distance: approx. 35 km

Route: Torgau – Repitz – Döbern – Drebligar – Dommitzsch and back or ferry transfer – Prettin – Labrun – Großtreben – Last – Neubleesern – Rosenfeld – Zwethau – Kreischau – Torgau


Dommitzsch: Goose Fountain and City Museum

Prettin: Lichtenburg Castle – Monument of renaissance with museum, city church from the 14th century

Last: Castle built in 1848 in Romanesque-historical style

Zwethau: Manor of the Dreiseitenhof Hotel “Wenzels Hof”