Out and about on the Saxon Wine Route
Spanning just 55 kilometres in length, the Saxon Wine Route passes through one of Germany’s smallest winegrowing regions. It runs along the Elbe between Pirna and Diesbar-Seusslitz, lined with vineyards, and provides fascinating insights into the world of award-winning Saxon winegrowers.
55 km of history, nature and pure indulgence
In vino veritas – in wine lies the truth, as a popular saying goes. For centuries, people have been in raptures over the fine nectar obtained from green and purple grapes. But creating a special wine today continues to remain a science all of its own. Winegrowing in Saxony, however, is nothing new; the Saxon winegrowing tradition in fact boasts a history spanning some 800 years. Around 480 hectares of the 5,000 ha of vineyards that once existed in the 17th century are still tended to this day – thus constituting one of Germany’s smallest winegrowing regions.
Quality, not quantity
It’s a matter of honour that the wines cellared here have to comply with the highest quality standards. Whether it be Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Traminer, Spätburgunder or Kerner, Saxon wines are a world renowned speciality. Since 1992, the Saxon Wine Route has been giving locals and tourists the opportunity to drive through the Elbe Valley at the base of the vineyards. A route perfect for discovering, lingering and enjoying, and which is now considered Saxony’s most famous holiday route.