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Riesa is a town on the River Elbe in East Germany, and within the Free State of Saxony, about 100kms from the country's borders with Poland and the Czech Republic. Riesa is close to some of the region's most important towns and also to the Dubener Heide Nature Park, popular with many tourists and hikers. Car rental in Riesa is easy to book online, and in advance of travel. Let us find you cheap car hire deals in Riesa by comparing the market, so you can explore this beautiful part of Germany.
There are many interesting sights to see here in Riesa. The town is most noted for its two churches, St Marien Minster (13th Century) and The Trinitatis Church (19th Century), visited by many tourists with an interest in historical buildings. Tourists should definitely visit the 'Elbquelle', a 25m tall sculpture made completely of iron, and resembling an oak tree trunk. You can't miss it!
Riesa has a number of hotels on the south banks of the River Elbe, which make a good base for travel in the region. Hotel Saxonia, Mercure Hotel Riesa Dresden Elbland, Hotel Zur Mühle, Sachsenhof Riesa, Wettiner Hof and Hotel Moritz An Der Elbe. Prices vary so book online as easiest as possible to secure a room at the best price.
Leipzig, just over an hour's drive West of Riesa, is an attractive city with numerous interesting sights, such as the 16th century town hall (Altes Rathaus), which today functions as the city's museum. Leipzig also has a long history of music and today is home to several orchestras and choirs. Opting for car hire in Riesa will allow tourists to travel around the region to cities like Leipzig freely. It is much easier, more comfortable and far quicker hopping into a rental car, than standing and waiting for busy trains and buses.
Dresden (pictured above) is only 50kms from Riesa, and is a historic cultural centre and industry base, slowly recovering and being restored from WWII bombing. Among Dresden's landmarks are the Frauenkirche and the Hofkirche. Other interesting attractions include; Semperoper Opera House, Zwinger, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and Dreseden Zoo.
Several international, and also local, suppliers offer car hire in Riesa from service offices in the town. Advance bookings online will be the best option for obtaining cheap car hire in Riesa. The B169 runs through Riesa and links with the A14 motorway, 20kms south of the town. The A14 links Leipzig and Dresden.
The nearest airport to Riesa is Dresden Klotzsche Airport, located only 60kms south of Riesa. Car rentals can be booked at the airport from ADAC, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. If you are flying into Dresden Airport please book car hire before leaving, as this will reduce waiting time at the airport, and prices are also much cheaper online.