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Mühlberg is a city in Brandenburg; actually, it can more properly be describe as a quaint village with a rich history. It contains a castle bought by a former president, trails along a slow flowing river, and streets made completely of cobblestones.

Get in[edit]

Mühlberg is an approximately 1 and a half hour drive from Dresden or Leipzig; both offers major train stations and airports. A bus also runs through the small village. The Elbe Radweg (River Elbe cycle path) passes through Mühlberg, so it is conveniently accessible by bike.

Get around[edit]

Map of Mühlberg

Mühlberg is a very walkable location. The entire village can be walked within an hour or so if you are not interested in learning about the various places.


  • Schloss Mühlberg. The castle, which is located next to the lake, is the most well known site in Mühlberg. Tours are available upon arrangements with the local caretaker.
  • Memorial Rock. There is a rock located alongside a trail by the river. The rock remembers the effort and teamwork it took to sandbag the river side in order to save the community from flooding.
  • 1 Marienstern Abbey. Marienstern Abbey (Q188086) on Wikidata Marienstern Abbey on Wikipedia
  • 2 Windmill Koßdorf. Koßdorf Winmill (Q1549824) on Wikidata


Mühlberg is a great place to walk around and experience what life is like in a rural area of Germany. Many of the locals are friendly but only speak German. If you are walking late at night, be careful of group of teenagers hanging outside of a house or at the park. The undesirable elements of the community usually congregate together till the wee hour of night with their bicycles. If you ignore them, they will usually leave you alone.


There is one major market located behind the farm where you can purchase all your necessities such as food and toiletries.


The city basically falls asleep by 8:00 pm, so eat early. Next to the market, you can find a couple of eateries, including an Asian restaurant. Food is also available at bed and breakfast located throughout the village.




Go next[edit]

  • Torgau, 25 km to the northwest, downstream and across the River Elbe
  • Riesa, 20 km to the south (upstream)

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