Explore Dessau-Roßlau by bicycle! The bicycle is an integral part of the urban landscape. Popular cycle routes like the River Elbe cycle route criss-cross the town. Many local cycle routes invite you to discover their attractions. The well-known Lutherian Way and the E11 long-distance hiking trail also pass through Dessau-Roßlau.


Interstate cycle routes

Several interstate cycle routes go through Dessau-Roßlau

  • Europe route R1, Boulogne-sur-Mer – Saint Petersburg
  • Elbe route, from the source of the River Elbe in the Czech Republic to the North Sea near Cuxhaven
  • Mulde route, from the Ore Mountains to the mouth of the River Mulde near Dessau-Roßlau

Starting in the Ore Mountains, the route takes you along the separate headwaters of the Freiberg River Mulde and the Zwickau River Mulde to the Central German Lowlands, along the joined Mulde rivers. The Mulde cycle route ends where the Mulde joins the River Elbe near Dessau.


Regional cycle routes


Prince Franz Garden Realm Tour

The Prince Franz Garden Realm Tour is named after Prince Leopold III, Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817). Roughly 68 km in length, the route connects the castles and parks in the Garden Realm of Dessau-Wörlitz (UNESCO World Heritage site).


Bauhaus Structures cycle tour

This circular route, roughly 20 km in length, was created for cyclists who appreciate Bauhaus architecture. The route passes the Bauhaus and Kandinsky-Klee Masters’ House (UNESCO World Heritage) on its way to the Granary and the Gropius settlement in Dessau Törten.


Circular route Dessau-Roßlau

The circular route stretches for 62 km. It connects the outer urban areas north and south of the Elbe – and cyclists can experience two very different landscapes on the same route, the floodplain landscape and the segment of Brandenburg’s Flemish landscape which extends into Saxony-Anhalt.


Tourist Information Dessau
Ratsgasse 11, 06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Opening hours:
January - March
Mon - Fri 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Sat 10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
April - December:
Mon-Fri 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sat 10.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.

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Tourist Information Roßlau
Hauptstraße 11, 06862 Dessau-Roßlau

Opening hours
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and1.00 p. m. - 2.00 p. m.
Tue / Thu10.00 a. m. - 12.00 a. m.
and1.00 p. m. - 5.00 p. m.

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