Cycle a classic—Hamburg to Dresden along the Elbe River Cycle Path and visit communities, many dating to the 1st millennium. Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, with its port known as the “Gateway to Europe.” Largely destroyed by during World War II, it has rebuilt to a splendorous metropolis. Dresden is known for having the best museums in Germany. Along the way, we see Lauenburg, founded in 1182, with some historic buildings and the UNESCO biosphere “Flusslandschaft Elbe.” We stay in Wittenberge overlooking the Elbe River. In Magdeburg, founded by Charlemagne in 805 AD, we see a number of historic buildings such as the Lutheran Cathedral of Saints, the tallest church building of eastern Germany. In Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation by Martin Luther, we visit the historic centre, the site of a number of UNESCO World Heritage buildings. In Dessau, the birthplace of modernism architecture, we will see the Bauhaus Dessau Building, one of the buildings of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and many other buildings of modernistic design.
The route is well-known and follows the Elbe River Cycle Path.