Tourists love industrial centres! That may sound unusual, but in Riesa it is true. We welcome visitors coming for the day, vacationers and people attending special events. They come from all over Germany, Europe and the whole world. There is always a good reason to visit Riesa. For instance admire the Elbquelle, Europe’s largest iron sculpture or learn how pasta is produced.
You can enjoy the Riesa riverfront or you can combine the enjoyment of a natural wonder with healthy exercise riding your bicycle along the Elbe river bicycle path.
Incidentally the Elbe river also has a wide range of boat trips full of sights to see or taking recreational time-outs on the meadows of the Elbe.
The romantic grounds of Riesa’s convent, the oldest convent in the Meissen county, was converted into a major tourists attraction after reconstruction. It was even awarded a prize. The neighbouring Animal Park especially attracts families while Riesa’s Municipal Park invites you to take a stroll.
The Neues Elbland Philharmonic Orchestra dazzles its audiences with sophisticated or entertaining symphonic music including concerts for schoolchildren and families, performances of oratorios together with regional church choirs right down to projects with contemporary music.
Riesa has become a vivid cultural venue with music from all genres, exhibitions, workshops and the annual summer academy. Riesa’s beer gardens and open-air pubs attract party people and guests on mellow summer evenings.
The World Championship Athletic Arena, a competition-size 50-meter pool swimming pool and diving platform and the track and field athletic stadium form an athletic complex around the largest event venue, the erdgas arena.
Watersports are becoming increasingly popular and the regular dragon boat races fill the stands with more teams and fans every year at the Harbour Cup or Dragon Boat Festival.
The Noodle Centre with it's transparent production facilities, the noodle museum, the restaurant "Makkaroni" and noodle is an eventful destination for the whole family. The new Live-Cooking-Studio offers a pleasurable experience about various cooking themes. (www.teigwaren-riesa.de
Riesa Information is the place to go to get all the information for tourists because it organises package for tourists and shows visitors where the tourist attractions are. Riesa Information emphasizes a close cooperation with the tourist offices of the surrounding cities and municipalities. These services are also available to people from Riesa.