A trip to the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, one of the two oldest in Germany, offers a very special encounter with nature.

The visitor will find an incomparable wealth of animal and plant species in an unspoiled environment. The large floodplains of the banks of the Elbe are the ground for the largest contiguous floodplain forest complex in Central Europe and are worth a visit at any time of the year. The best way to explore the unspoiled nature is on a bike or paddle tour.

Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve Administration
Am Kapenschlösschen 1
06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz

Phone: 03 49 04 / 4 21-0
Fax: 0 3 49 04 / 4 21 21
E-mail: poststelle-orb@biores.mwu.sachsen-anhalt.de
Website: www.mittelelbe.com


Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve
An unforgettable day in nature

NP Fläming Infozentrum, Coswig (Anhalt) © WelterbeRegion ADW e.V., Uwe Weigel_Teaser


Fläming Nature Park / Information Center

Start your day with a variety of comprehensive information materials on offers in the region at the Fläming Nature Park Information Center.


Elbe Paddeltour

10:00 - 11:30

Paddling adventure Coswig

From Coswig you discover the Elbe landscape to Vockerode on a paddle tour. By bus transfer it goes back to Coswig. Please pre-register at www.paddelabenteuer.de.


25,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard visitors take part in a free paddle tour “World Heritage Special T10”.



Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

In the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, you will learn more about the protected area during a guided tour of the new Auenhaus exhibition and receive a small gift. Discover the unique nature during a relaxing hike through the impressive floodplain landscape.


2,70 EUR

Guided tour of the Shire House / Auenhaus exhibition with small gift.

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Bicycle rental

The WWF’s largest walk-in nature conservation project in Germany runs along the Elbe Cycle Path between Aken and Breitenhagen. Ride your bike from Vockerode to Aken or explore the countryside on an extensive walk. The City-Pension Dessau rents out a bicycle free of charge with an overnight stay.


10,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard, visitors to the City-Pension Dessau can rent a bicycle during their stay at the hotel. Only when booking an overnight stay.


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14:00 - 16:00

Navigation and local history museum Aken (Elbe)

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can also visit the local museum dedicated to the history of Aken and the Elbe River.
Note: With the ferry Aken cyclists get a return trip free of charge.


4,50 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the museum (guided tours only by appointment and are not included in the World HeritageCard) as well as a free round trip for cyclists with the ferry Aken.


Overnight stay

Hotel 7 Säulen Dessau

Stay at Dessau’s 7 Säulen Hotel across from the famous Masters’ Houses and receive a free specialty box of regional products.


25,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard, you will receive a discount of at least € 1.00 for bookings of at least € 1.00. 3 nights a free box of specialties with regional products.


The 24-hour World HeritageCard loses its validity at 09:59 the next day.


37,70 EUR

World HeritageCard 24 hours

24,90 EUR

You save per person

12,80 EUR

Further tour suggestions of the World HeritageCard

As the largest part of the transnational UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Elbe River Landscape, the area is dedicated to the protection of almost extinct animal and plant species such as its most famous representative, the Elbe beaver. Go on a discovery tour in the untouched nature.

In the midst of untouched nature

3 days family fun in nature

Unique Goitzsche Lake

The incomparable nature around the Goitzschesee magically attracts families, children and water sports enthusiasts! With our World HeritageCard you get a great discount!

24 hours pure nature

The World Heritage Region for Nature Lovers

Pure nature can be enjoyed in Coswig (Anhalt): The UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve invites you to join in and discover.

Europaradweg R1

By bike through the World Heritage Region!

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