Riesa, Germany
Riesa is a town in the district of Meißen in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located at the river Elbe, approx. 40 km northwest of Dresden. Locals believe that Riesa’s landscape was formed by a giant that once took a stroll through the Elbe River valley. The giant is now the town’s mascot, but the town is also known as the pasta center of Germany.

Attractions in Riesa include a pasta museum whichl shows the history, origins and production of this favorite food. There are over one hundred pasta varieties here. One of the most popular local restaurants is the Mediterranean-styled Macaroni.

Things to See & Do

* Pasta Museum
* Erdgasarena sports hall
* Old Monastery Complex
* Wilhelminian style buildings
* Climb the Riesenhugel – “giant hill”

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 58.7 km2
Population – 34,020 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The river port at Riesa is located on the Elbe river .