It is essentially a suburb of Dresden, but not officially within city limits. A wine town, it is famous for Karl May, "father" of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Radebeul has become the richest town in Eastern Germany. It is situated near the Dresden microchip manufactures and the Dresdner Heide, the largest forest within Dresden city limits.
Most people come to Radebeul from Dresden. Radebeul can be reached via tram line 4 of Dresden's city tram system. Radebeul is also accessible via rail.
The lower part of Radebeul is well connected to tram line 4, Dresden's longest tram line.
The Karl May Museum houses displays showing the life and culture of the Indians of North America: pre-Columbian Age Indians, the Athabascans Indians of Alaska and Canada, Northwest Coast Indians, Californian Indians, Pueblo Indians, the Eastern Woodland Tribes, Plains Indians, the Ghost Dance Movement, and modern American Indian Arts and Crafts.
There is another museum about life in the former Eastern Germany.
Enjoy some wine and visit a castle nearby.
If you intend to behave like a real insider then find a way to buy nudossi.
The Spitzhaus restaurant on top of the wine hills is a well-known attraction of the town and offers a good view of parts of Radebeul and nearly all of Dresden.
Wine castle Schloss Wackerbarth.
Radebeul has many affordable guesthouses which are a good alternative to Dresden's inner city hotels. Although Dresden's downtown is known worldwide, many Dresdeners feel pity for tourists who only consider inner city hotels, because they lack the feel of Dresden as city landscape with its many quarters. The living conditions are considered core competence of Dresden compared to the other metropolitan city of Saxony, Leipzig.