Saxon steamboat journey
Go aboard a more than 100 year-old steam engine steamboat.
Nine historical steamboats build the oldest and biggest paddle-steamer fleet of the world: The Saxon steam navigation.
From Seußlitz near Meissen to Bad Schandau the steamboats shovel themselves by the Dresden glen of the Elbe (UNESCO world heritage) and the Elbe canyon in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. On the shore you will sees nice places, castles and idyllic natural areas and natural protection areas.
The line journeys are ideal to make a section or a whole day tour. The ships themselves are moving museums and are listed historical monuments. Not only for technology freaks it is a pleasure to gaze at the impulsive technology that still works after more than 100 years like a clockwork.
In May the international Dixieland festival takes place in Dresden. Everywhere in the town blues, Boogie and swing can be heard, will be played live under free sky or in well-known locations.
At the beginning of the Dixieland festival t traditionally he steamboat parade takes place on the 1st of May. On nine historical steamboats live music is played, danced and celebrated.