23 km along the Elbe in Dresden

After a long flight, I headed straight for the Dresden fair/exhibition center, parked the car and did a nice and flat run along the river Elbe.

Length:23 km
Elevation:78 m
Route type:Loop
How to get there:Easy parking for cars and public transport access as well. Take public transport to Messegelände/Fair Grounds.
How to shorten/extend run:Shorten: There is no bridge between the fair grounds and Niederwartha, so the only way to shorten the run is to turn it into an out and back and turnaround.
Extent: One could add a loop through the Sportpark Ostra, or a detour through Radebeul.

I had seen that a friend of mine had posted a similar run on Strava. I parked the car at one of the parking spots near the fair grounds, and took off downstream. I ran along the Elberadweg from Dresden to Niederwratha, where I crossed the Elbe at the Pumpspeicherwerk Niederwatha (only available in German). Then I ran back up the river on the right hand side.


Flood plain near the Dresden fair grounds.
Scenic view of the Elbe.
Cows graze near the Elbe.
Windmill in Gohlis.
Nicely painted utility building.
All photos.

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