26 km from Meissen to Dresden

Today I did a run in the morning. I took the S-Bahn from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Meissen, and ran back.

Length:26 km
Elevation:106 m
Route type:One Way
How to get there:Frequent trains (S-Bahn) from Dresden to Meissen.
How to shorten/extend run:Shorten: There is a train running more or less close to the route.
Extent: Follow the Elbe further upstream or simply turn back and run back to Meissen.

The S-Bahn ride from Dresden to Meissen took about 30 minutes and there are two stations in Meissen that one can get off. The first one is Meissen and the second one is Meissen Altstadt. I got off at Meissen and ran back to Dresden mostly on the right hand side of the river. I crossed the river in Niederwartha, using the same bridge I had used a couple of days ago on my run. I ran all the way into the city center of Dresden, which was packed with tourists and left very little room for runners. I ended the run at 26 km as this was the farthest I had ever run and the the longest run as well.


The Elbe and the Elberadweg.
Does it get more scenic…. cows on the bank of the river, green grass, blue sky, white clouds?!
Nice artwork on a weir.
The Semper Opera House.
The Dresdner Frauenkirche.
All photos.

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