The 10 Best Things to Do in Radebeul, Germany

March 22, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Radebeul is a town (große Kreisstadt) in the Elbe valley in the district of Meißen in Saxony, Germany, a suburb of Dresden. It is well known for its viticulture, a museum dedicated to writer Karl May and a narrow gauge railway connecting Radebeul with the castle of Moritzburg and the town of Radeburg. The Meißen area, where Radebeul is located, is one of the northeasternmost areas where wine is grown today.
Restaurants in Radebeul

1. Schloss Moritzburg

Moritzburg, 01468 Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany +49 35207 87318
Excellent
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Schloss Moritzburg

Reviewed By konsilanto - Scotland

The castle - or palace- is situated on a lake with a causeway. The rooms are superbly furnished and decorated. Note the walls covered with lrather, the chandeliers and the unique Feather Room. There are some summaries written in English, but knowledge of Geran will give more insights.

2. Schloss Wackerbarth

Wackerbarthstr. 1, 01445, Radebeul, Saxony, Germany +49 351 89550
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Schloss Wackerbarth

Reviewed By Stardawntravel - Clare, United Kingdom

I arrived with my colleagues by coach for a visit to the estate which provides very adequate parking and is easily located from the road route via Radebeul.
We were greeted with great courtesy, smiles and welcoming attitude and enjoyed a walk through the grounds to sample sparkling wine with a view of the estate. There is a pretty pavillion used for wedding services which is charming and full of atmosphere.
Lunch in the estate restaurant was a superb 2 course event in a very comfortable and well lit restaurant which is immaculately clean and very welcoming.
Try the Saxon Pork Sandwich as a starter which was excellent in the company of fine estate wine. Saxon meatballs were a delicious main course served with sides, all excellent and cooked perfectly. Lunch could not have been better.
Then on to a tour of the wine making facilities which was fascinating to be concluded with wine tasting and advice. The estate shop is very well stocked and very reasonable prices for a keepsake to take home.
A highly recommended attraction and stop either to or from Meissen/Dresden.

3. Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany +49 351 49146679
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna.

Reviewed By cameronjflint - Sydney, Australia

We spent a very enjoyable two hours here, on a rainy December day in Dresden. If it weren't for the kids (in particular, our 6yo boy) getting a little tired, we could easily have spent several hours more. A well laid-out gallery, containing several masterpieces by the Old Masters... yet not overwhelmingly immense, and pleasingly devoid of big crowds.
I particularly enjoyed seeing Titian's 'The Tribute Money', Vermeer's 'The Procuress', Liotard's 'The Chocolate Girl' and Rubens' 'Old Lady with a Basket of Coal'. Plus several winners from Cranach, Rembrandt and Botticelli. Oh, and there's a little painting called 'The Sistine Madonna' by Raphael here... famous for it's two cheeky cherubs.

4. Altkotzschenbroda

Altkotzschenbroda, 01445, Radebeul, Saxony, Germany
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Altkotzschenbroda

Reviewed By Peter H - Nuremberg, Germany

It was a booked guided tour and to get an impression about "Altkötzschenbroda" it was OK. The tour started at one end from the "anger" and closed at the same location after a circle. The tour guide was OK. You got a good impression about the buildings and developement of the area. It was nice. For our short stop it was OK.
In the end it was a normal standard tour around as you get everywhere else in the world.

5. Green Vault

Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany +49 351 49143231
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Green Vault

Reviewed By Rita R - Thousand Oaks, California

This is my favorite museum which has two sections. I recommend both as each one is unique and you can buy a combined ticket which is valid for the day. I find the combination of technical prowess, artistry, the details involved in the exhibits are astounding. I found the clock room amazing. The scene from Indian Emperor Akbar's court is breathtaking when you examine all the details, particularly since was created based on conversations with traders who described the scenes of the Orient. A must see while in Dresden.

6. Zwinger

Theaterplatz 1 | Ostra-Allee, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany +49 4935 1491920
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Zwinger

Reviewed By Pipi P

No doubt about the history of German palaces and its beauty. This palace offers beautiful Gardens and good views from the top of the Terrace. I recommend to go early in order to avoid people and take better pictures.

7. Villa Shatterhand

Karl-May-Str. 5, 01445, Radebeul, Saxony, Germany +49 351 8373010
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4 based on 69 reviews

Villa Shatterhand

Reviewed By permia - Ireland

Before visiting the museum I thought Karl May wrote only books set in the American west, so it was interesting to discover that his prolific output included works set in many parts of the world. Intriguingly apparently he didn’t visit the locations featured in his writings until later in life, relying on his vivid imagination.
The two villas comprising the museum were good. First stop was Villa Bärenfett devoted to the American Indian. It features hundreds of artefacts and displays. Even though there was no description in English (I suppose understandably) nor audioguide it was still enjoyable, given the quality of the exhibits. Having a modicum of German helped. A biographical film called Triumph & Tragedy runs continuously in one of the rooms.
Villa Shatterhand where May lived is engrossing. Over a couple of floors many rooms are to be seen, including library, the individualistic study where he wrote and living rooms. Numerous momentos from his travels are shown, as are works of art.

Georg-Treu-Platz 3, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany +49 351 65606100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Frauenkirche

Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to repair the damage done by Allied bombings.

Reviewed By Leonardo P

Amazing place directly in the middle of the beautiful atmosphere of Dresden!!! Easily reachable and really fast the line to get inside!!!

9. Museum of Lies

Koetzschenbrodaer Str. 39, 01445, Radebeul, Saxony, Germany +49 176 99025652
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Museum of Lies

Reviewed By beta727 - Berlin, Germany

Perfect location in the historic district. 13th century.. Surrounded by vineyards. Amazing place for an out of town excursion.
Funny and bizarre collection of immersive exhibits reminiscent of Fellini and Dali.
Guests are cordially welcomed by the friendly owner who serves "Lie Tea" and performs an unforgettable introduction to a one of a kind magical tour!

10. Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany +49 351 49110
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance style opera house presents opera, ballet and jazz Performances, and is worth a visit if only to marvel at its ornate interior.

Reviewed By Akkkk - Vancouver, Canada

The tour was simply horrible.
I cannot understand how a German opera house does not monitor the quality of its tours.
The tour guide, P***a, was all over the place - there was no structure, no storyline, no coherence.
It felt awkward at times - because of what was said ("I don't mean to be rude or unpolite (sic)" yet managing to be just that) or the way the tour was conducted (Mannerisms, tone of voice, etc.)
Overall very disappointing - stick to the outside view.
Fun fact: if you use the coat check (cloakroom) as part of a guided tour, you can only get your coat back once the whole group is back!
We left a few minutes before the rest and we had to wait till everyone was back to get our coats back and GTHO.
As if the experience wasn't horrible enough!
Add to that - you need to pay to take pictures!!!

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