#2 Kutschenberge

Old Shatterhand

Zschopau - Highlights

  • Wildeck Castle: Wildeck Castle is an impressive castle complex on a hill above the town. It dates back to the 12th century and offers a magnificent view of Zschopau and the surrounding countryside. Today it houses a museum with exhibitions on the history of the region.
  • Zschopau Motorcycle Museum: Zschopau is closely associated with motorbike production, especially the "MZ" brand (Motorradwerk Zschopau). In the Zschopau Motorcycle Museum, visitors can admire an extensive collection of historic motorbikes, engines and other exhibits.
  • Zschopau vaults: The Zschopau vaults are a historic cellar vault below the town. They were built in the 13th century and today serve as a venue for cultural events such as concerts and theatre performances.

Meissen - Highlights

  • Albrechtsburg: Albrechtsburg Castle is an imposing castle complex perched on a hill above the Elbe River. It is one of the oldest castles in Germany and is considered a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture.
  • Meissen Cathedral: Meissen Cathedral, also known as St. John and St. Donatus Cathedral, is an impressive church with a rich history. It was built in the 13th century and houses valuable works of art, such as the Golden Rider.
  • Meissen Porcelain Manufactory: Meissen is famous for its porcelain, and a visit to the porcelain manufactory is an absolute must. Here you can watch the handcrafted production of Meissen porcelain, which has been renowned for its quality and beauty for centuries.
  • Old town of Meißen: The old town of Meißen is characterised by narrow streets, picturesque half-timbered houses and historic buildings. Here you can stroll leisurely through the streets, visit small shops and enjoy the charming atmosphere.
  • Domherrenhäuser: The Domherrenhäuser are a row of historic half-timbered houses that stand along the Burgberg opposite Albrechtsburg Castle. They are an example of the traditional architecture of the region and offer a beautiful view of the city.

Karl May Museum

The Karl May Museum is located in the charming town of Radebeul. This unique museum is dedicated to the life and works of one of Germany's most beloved authors, Karl May. Born in 1842, Karl May gained international acclaim for his adventure novels set in the American Old West and the Orient, captivating readers of all ages with his thrilling tales of heroic characters and exotic landscapes. The Karl May Museum stands as a tribute to his literary legacy, offering visitors a fascinating journey into the world of imagination and exploration.

As you step inside the museum, you'll find yourself immersed in the richly detailed exhibits that showcase Karl May's life and writings. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and personal belongings that shed light on May's inspirations and creative process. From authentic Native American artifacts and cowboy memorabilia to intricate dioramas depicting scenes from his novels, the exhibits bring to life the vibrant settings and characters that captivated generations of readers. Whether you're a long-time fan of Karl May's works or a curious explorer seeking a glimpse into the world of adventure, the Karl May Museum offers an enchanting experience that will ignite your imagination and transport you to distant lands.

All night rain and in the morning as well and all day. Zschopau and Meissen on the way. At about 2.30pm in Radebeul at the Kajak/Kanu Club where they allow traveller by bike and boat to stay with their tent. Shower, dry BBQ place and relaxed people. Late afternoon  a visit to Villa Shatterhand. Hero/author of many books I read when I was a bit younger.

Mountain #2 Kutschenberg

Schloss Moritzburg

Schloss Moritzburg, located near Dresden, Germany, is a magnificent Baroque castle that encapsulates the grandeur and charm of the region. With its striking architecture, picturesque setting, and rich history, it has become a popular destination for tourists and history enthusiasts alike. Perched on an island in the middle of a serene lake, the castle boasts elegant towers, beautiful gardens, and opulent interiors that reflect the splendor of the era. Whether exploring its lavish rooms, strolling through the surrounding woodland, or admiring its reflection in the tranquil waters, visitors to Schloss Moritzburg are transported to a bygone era of noble indulgence and architectural brilliance.

Mountain #2 - Kutschenberge, Brandenburg

Brandenburg is a northeastern state in Germany that shares borders with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, and Poland. It spans an area of 29,480 square kilometers and has a population of 2.5 million people, making it the fifth-largest state in Germany by area and the tenth-most populous. Potsdam serves as the capital and largest city, while other significant towns include Cottbus, Brandenburg an der Havel, and Frankfurt (Oder).

At 201 metres, the Kutschenberge are the highest mountain in Brandenburg.

Not a giant with 201m, but the Kutschenberg is technical more difficult as the Fichtelberg. Passing through Brandenburg, lots of windmills replacing the coal? 152km to a campsite at Tonsee.