Spaargebirge Hills

The Spaargebirge Hills, Saxony’s smallest range of hills, run from the Coswig district of Sörnewitz to the Meissen district of Spaar (Niederspaar and Oberspaar) on the north bank of the Elbe. The ridge is no more than three kilometres long and barely 200 metres wide, but rich in vantage points, natural beauty spots and vineyards.

At 192 metres above sea level, the highest point is the Juchhöh viewing point on the hill of Karlshöhe. The Deutsche Bosel viewing point is located on Coswig land and is 182m high, about 80 metres above the Elbe. From the top, there is an impressive view over the town of Coswig and the picturesque curves of the Elbe. On a clear day you can even see as far as Saxon Switzerland.

Botanical gardens run by TU Dresden on Bosel Hill

open April bis October
Weds 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat/Sun 10 a.m.  –5 p.m.
Free entry

Close to the Deutsche Bosel is the Boselgarten, a botanical garden run by TU Dresden university. It was laid out in 1910 on the recommendation of the Dresden botanist Oscar Drude after the Saxon regional heritage association LSH e.V. bought the site to protect the rare plants that grow here from the threat of quarrying. To the north, separated from the Deutsche Bosel by a valley, is the lower, far less well-known Römische Bosel viewpoint.

Due to the exceptionally favourable climatic conditions in the Elbe Valley, vineyards and wineries were set up here as early as the Middle Ages, and today form the Spaargebirge assemblage of vineyards, with several well-known individual vineyards. Today, they are connected by the Saxon Wine Route and the Elbe cycle path and can also be reached on foot via the Saxon Wine Hiking Trail.