Welcome to Saxony

Discover a German region like no other

Saxony is a place where 1,000 years of cultural history meet scenic beauty. Discover top-class art and culture, world-famous traditional handicraft and a unique musical landscape. The region's historic towns and cities are charming destinations full of character and stunning castles, palaces and gardens delight with their splendour and beauty. Saxony is also home to historical steam trains and has a long and fascinating history of automobile manufacturing which makes for special visitor experiences. 

For travellers looking to relax, unwind and support their well-being, Saxony's famous health and spa resorts offer high-quality wellness and health holidays, and the region's varied nature provides ample grounds for active breaks and fun-filled family holidays. Saxony also features a wide range of accessible travel options. In other words: #VisitSaxony!

Please note: Information on current regulations regarding Covid-19 can be found here.

„Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

Our highlights

Cities and towns

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Castles and palaces

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UNESCO World Heritage

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Saxony in 3, 5 or 7 days

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Event Highlights

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Land of Christmas

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Die Sonne schein im Winter und lässt die schneebedeckten Sandsteine der Sächsischen Schweiz erstrahlen.

Our favourites in winter

  • Enjoying wonderful outdoor activities like cross-country and downhill skiing, rambling though forests thickly covered in snow or going on a romantic sleigh-ride.

  • Booking a relaxing weekend break with many heavenly treatments in one of the Saxon spas.

  • Checking out the world-class museums and exhibitions of the Saxon State Art Collections in Dresden or the modern art collections in Chemnitz and Leipzig.

„The visionary elector: the life and work of Augustus“

Extended exhibition at Augustusburg Castle near Chemnitz

This special exhibition offers 13 themed rooms where, in addition to top-class cultural experiences, you can learn a lot about the life and work of elector Augustus and his wife Anna. Together, the ruling couple revolutionized agricultural self-sufficiency in Saxony and thus created the first "green deal" in Central Europe. A special highlight is the innovative 360-degree projection show especially produced for Augustusburg Castle.

extenden until 30 July 2023

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Springtime in Dresden

This is one of Dresden's best kept secrets. A colorful and fragrant exhibition made of 40,000 flowers and plants in the Palais of the Grand Garden in Dresden. The title of the exhibition is “As painted – splendor of flowers with an artist's hand”. Famous paintings were used as an inspiration. Made from native spring flowers and more ornate Floristry, accompanied by light and sound, every painting becomes a sensory scene to discover. The highlight is Claude Monet's water lily garden, where thousands of spring bloomers will form a pond.

3 to 12 March, 2023

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Our highlights in Saxony´s holiday regions

Upper Lusatia

  • Baroque Castle Rammenau
  • Zittauer Lenten cloths
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape
  • Narrow-gauge railways Zittau and Bad Muskau
  • Dinosaur park in Bautzen
  • Christmas stars show workshop in Herrnhut
  • Zoo in Görlitz
  • Elementarium museum Kamenz
  • "Stone zoo” in the Zittau mountains
  • Water and leisure park “Trixi” in Großschönau
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Dresden

  • Semper Opera and Saxon State Orchestra
  • Dresden Residential Palace
  • Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
  • 14 museums of the State Art Collections of Dresden
  • Grand Garden with park railway
  • German Hygiene Museum 
  • Transport Museum
  • City tours
  • ZwingerXperience and FortressXperience multimedia time travel
  • Rides on historic steamboats
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Vogtland

  • World’s largest brick-built bridge Göltzschtalbrücke
  • Poehl dam lake - water sports and recreation
  • Musical instrument Museum in Markneukirchen
  • Musicon Valley - Europe`s center of musical instrument manufacturing
  • Dragon Cave in Syrau
  • Leisure Park Plohn
  • One of Germany’s largest falconries in Plauen
  • Plauen Lace Museum
  • German Space Travel Exhibition in Muldenhammer
  • "Vogtland Arena" ski jump arena in Klingenthal
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Dresden Elbland

  • Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen
  • Show workshop at MEISSEN porcelain manufactory
  • Moritzburg Castle
  • Karl May Museum in Radebeul
  • Saxon Wine Route
  • Wackerbarth Castle in Radebeul
  • Winery Hoflößnitz in Radebeul
  • Hartenfels Castle in Torgau
  • Narrow-gauge railways
  • Elbe Cycle Trail
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Saxon Switzerland

  • National park with view from Bastei rock
  • Malerweg Hiking Trail
  • Kirnitzschtal tramway
  • Cycling along the Elbe between Schmilka and Pirna  
  • Königstein Fortress
  • National Park Centre in Bad Schandau
  • World of Railways in Rathen
  • Richard Wagner Sites in Graupa
  • Kneipp spa Bad Schandau
  • Rafting on the Elbe
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Leipzig Region

  • White water rafting in Markkleeberg canoe park
  • Kriebstein Castle
  • Colditz Castle
  • Rochlitz Castle
  • Leipzig New Lakeland recreation area with water sports
  • Luther Trail
  • Monastery Church Grimma
  • Mildenstein Castle in Leisnig
  • HEIDE SPA Hotel & Resort in Bad Düben
  • Spa and leisure swimming pool RIFF Bad Lausick
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Ore Mountains

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří Mining Region
  • Ore Mountains wooden arts and crafts
  • Christmas traditions
  • Cathedral and “terra mineralia” exhibition in Freiberg
  • Manufaktur der Träume (Manufactory of Dreams) in Annaberg-Buchholz
  • Thermal baths Wiesenbad and Warmbad
  • König-Albert-Turm Lookout Tower in Grünhain-Beierfeld
  • World of Wendt & Kühn in Grünhainichen
  • Fichtelberg Schwebebahn – Suspended Railway in Oberwiesenthal
  • Mountain biking at Stoneman and BLOCKLINE Trails
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Chemnitz-Zwickau

  • Chemnitz Art Collections
  • Villa Esche Chemnitz at the European Henry van de Velde Route
  • Saxon Museum of Industry Chemnitz
  • Smac Museum for Archaeology Chemnitz
  • Wasserschloß Klaffenbach - Moated Castle Klaffenbach
  • August Horch Museum in Zwickau
  • Schumann House in Zwickau
  • Augustusburg Castle with motorbike museum
  • Sachsenring racing circuit Hohenstein-Ernstthal
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Leipzig

  • Bach Museum
  • St. Thomas Church and St. Thomas Boys' Choir
  • St. Nicholas Church - Peaceful Revolution
  • Leipzig Music Trail
  • Leipzig Zoo
  • Old Town Hall and Municipal Museum of Leipzig
  • Auerbachs Keller restaurant
  • BELANTIS theme park
  • GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts
  • Monument to the Battle of the Nations
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