Radebeul Vacation Packages
Radebeul is an elegant town on the outskirts of Dresden, in the Elbe Valley region of East Germany. It’s an amalgamation of several smaller villages and hamlets, with records showing settlements in the area as far back as the 13th century. The town is known for its excellent vineyards, gorgeous country estates and quaint old cottages. There are also several museums as well as boutique shops and restaurants.
Wander the streets and enjoy the distinct character of each of its old districts, many of which were once independent settlements. Be sure to check out the historic Altkötzschenbroda square. Colorful old houses and inns, restaurants, traditional pubs, cafes and boutiques line the lanes. Drop by the nearby town gallery to see a collection of sculptures, paintings, photographs and design projects by local artists.
Brush up on your local history at the Kötzschenbroda History Museum. You’ll see findings from local archaeological digs as well as old documents and photographs. Fans of literature should head to Villa Shatterhand, once home to 19th-century adventure writer Karl May. It houses a museum that describes the life and inspiration of the author and holds several artifacts collected on his travels.
Make your way to the German Democratic Republic Museum to learn what life was like under Communist rule. You’ll get to examine old uniforms, medals and documents. Visit the narrow-gauge railway museum to gaze at old locomotives or organize a steam train ride across the countryside on the Lößnitzgrund railway.
Tour the local vineyards to sample delicious wines while you gaze out across green fields and rolling hills. There are several vineyards in the area, with many established hundreds of years ago. Explore the magnificent Wackerbarth Castle and visit the stunning old Hoflößnitz Winery to experience a couple of the town’s finest. Both offer regular tours and tastings.
Radebeul is a truly delightful little town. Its gorgeous architecture, fascinating museums, great shops and excellent wineries are sure to keep you occupied.