Follow the exit until you reach Kötzschenbrodaer Straße and turn right there and get into the left-hand lane after approx. 100 m. To continue, use the cycle path, cross the railroad bridge and after about 100 m turn left into Weintraubenstraße. Here you cross Meißner Straße and see the building of the Landesbühnen Sachsen. Stay on the right side and pass Meißner Straße at the bus stop island to go up Schuchstraße. At the top you cross Winzerstraße and Paradiesstraße and go downhill along An der Jägermühle. Take the next street on the right and cross the rails of the narrow-gauge railroad to the next crossing. At this intersection, continue straight uphill to the next intersection.
Immediately a beautiful panorama opens up to you. To the left you will see the Hoflößnitz Wine Estate Museum, and on the heights of the Lößnitz slopes you will catch sight of the Spitzhaus. Its origin dates back to the 1st half of the 17th century. It got its name because of the tower-like spire. In 1710 the Spitzhaus came under the control of the Wettin family and was united with the Hoflößnitz. The two houses were connected by the Spitzhaus staircase, which was built during the reign of Augustus the Strong. Daniel Pöppelmann designed this staircase. It is popularly known as the "annual staircase" because of the number of steps.
Before you continue your tour, you should pay a visit to the Hoflößnitz. Even if the way to the Spitzhaus and to the Bismarck Tower via the Spitzhaus stairs is a bit arduous, it is worth it. You will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Radebeul, the valleys on the left bank of the river Elbe, Dresden and, if the visibility is good, all the way to the Ore Mountains and Saxon Switzerland. The staff of the Spitzhaus will be happy to take care of your physical well-being. After a rest, the descent back to Hoflößnitz follows and you can continue your way by bike.
At the intersection, you will enter the narrow Weinbergstraße, which begins with the Meinhold Tower House, an estate that has been cultivated and built on since the 16th century. For 100 years, the Meinhold family's taste shaped the country estate, which presents itself as a counterpart to Hoflößnitz Castle. Today, the historic estate is once again a household name as Weingut Aust. Friedrich Aust continues the tradition and revives the old winery.
As you continue up the idyllic road, many old wineries accompany you on the left side. One of them is the Retzschgut. It includes a large vineyard, where viticulture has been practiced since 1649. It got its name after the painter and professor of the Dresden Academy of Arts Moritz Retzsch, who lived in this house. The current owner still cultivates the vineyard and founded his own winery in 1992. He serves home-made wines in a Straußenwirtschaft.
A little further uphill, you also have Haus Lorenz on the left. It was already built there in the 17th century. Today it is only used for residential purposes.
A few meters further on, under the landmark of the Stone Snail, the crowning of the Radebeul Ballberg, you will come to the "Drei Herren" winery. Both are a piece of Radebeul and thus central Saxon winegrowing history. Let the former Saxon wine queen initiate you into the secrets of Saxon wine.
At the end of Weinbergstraße turn right into Eduard-Bilz-Straße, cross the first intersection straight ahead. On this part of the street you will find many houses of the same architectural style, the so-called "Zillerhäuser". These houses were designed and built by the master builders Gebrüder Ziller, who lived in Radebeul.
At the end of the street, turn right into Nizzastraße and continue straight ahead until you reach the traffic circle, which you leave to the left and continue until you reach the crossroads with traffic lights.
Cross the intersection and you will have direct visual contact with the Luther Church, for which the foundation stone was laid in 1891. The building was erected in the neo-Renaissance style. The church was consecrated in 1892. Up to the present day, structural changes and extensions have been made in and to the church. The church has borne its name since 1934.
Continue straight ahead and at the next intersection turn right into Karl-May-Strasse. On the right side you will find the Karl May Museum.
The literary-historical place of activity, the former residence of the writer, the "Villa Shatterhand", acquaints the visitors with the eventful biography of the man Karl May (1842 to 1912), his literary works and his travels to the Orient and America.
The ethnological Indian collection housed by the Karl May Museum is one of the most valuable in Europe. In the exhibition, the cultural circles and ways of life of the Indians of North America are vividly conveyed to the visitors.
Richer in knowledge, you can now finish the round trip in the direction of the Elbe.
After the many discoveries and rediscoveries, you can now resume your walk in the direction of the Elbe Cycle Path by turning right after leaving the exhibition and turning into Pestalozzistrasse. Follow the street straight on until the next intersection. There you turn left into Wasastraße. When you reach a priority road after some time, continue straight ahead, cross Kötzschenbrodaer Straße and drive into the village center of Altserkowitz. This village center has the form of a Breitgassendorf, which was first mentioned in a document in 1315. At the end of the village center you will meet the Elberadweg, here you can continue your journey to Dresden or Meißen.
Drive to Radebeul and follow the signs to Landesbühnen Sachsen. There you will find a parking lot on Meißner Straße in the direction of Dresden. From here you can get directly into the tour.
A medium sized parking lot, located on Meißner Street towards Dresden. Free parking.
S-Bahn line 1: At the stop Weintraube you leave the S1 and can start the tour directly, because the stop is on the way.
Streetcar line 4: Coming with line 4, leave the streetcar at the stop Landesbühnen Sachsen and get directly into the tour.
Radrundwege Radebeul, Herausgeber: Tourist-Information Radebeul