Radeberg — Beer, Cheese, Castles, Churches… Oh My!

If you have a dry throat, a trip to Radeberg in Saxony might be in order. Why?

Because they are not only the makers of a bitter liquor named after the city, but they are also the home of the Radeberger Beer.

The Radeberger is the oldest pilsner beer in all of Germany. In case you were wondering, the beer dates back to 1872.

Another food that you must try on a visit to the city is Camembert cheese. Usually, Camembert is made only in France, but since the 1880s, a cheese maker was the first in the country to win the right to make this specialty cheese in Germany.

You probably won’t travel to a town to eat food. Since that’s the case, why not take a tour of the downtown area in Radeberg. The tour begins at the train station. Built in 1898, the train station gave the city a direct link to Dresden.

After seeing the brewery that makes Germany’s oldest pilsner, you are going to see a path named after Johannes Gelbke, a composer who hails from this town. The path goes along the Großen Röder and is a nice stroll. When you see an old bridge, you are probably looking at the Hospital Bridge. It’s the oldest bridge that crosses the Röder River, and was built in 1749.

Have an itch for culture? Then the Kaiserhof is the place to be. Here is where big and small performances in the town take place.

On your tour of the inner city, you are going to also pass by the Humboldt School and the Protestant Church, which has a tower that was built in 1486. The final stop is the city hall. It’s directly on the market place which is in full action two days in the week. Try to plan your trip around these two days and see what the town has to offer.

The Klippenstein Castle is a must see in Radeberg. Not only is there a jail in the castle that is called the Hunger Tower, but there is also a museum that will tell the history of the castle. This is one of the biggest draws in the city, so make sure to pencil it in your itinerary.

 

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