Bordering on the built-up area, Dresden’s largest continuous forest, the Dresdner Heide, is very popular with hikers and runners. The beautiful woodland paths combined with easy ascents along the Priessnitz river are ideal for trail running. A local sports club, SG Weixdorf, organises the traditional Quer durch die Heide (cross-heath) run in late summer. After a one-year break, the event will be staged for the 41st time on 16th September 2017. The 22km course across the Dresdner Heide is open to runners and walkers.
Saxon Switzerland – a national park on our doorstep