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Our region and people

Getting under the skin of Saxony

What are the things that turn holidays into a memory? What makes you remember a journey even years later? It is the places and sights seen, no doubt, but beyond that it is the human touch that makes all the difference and brings destinations to life. A conversation with the owners of your B&B. The smell of food. Enjoying yourself at a special event. In Saxony, travellers will have plenty of opportunities to make memories and really get to know the region and its people. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

„A journey is a drink from the fountain of life.”
Christian Friedrich Hebbel

Did you know that...

  • ...the bra was born in Saxony? In 1899, Christine Hardt from Dresden registered the first German patent for a "woman's bodice as a breast support".

  • ...the chemist Richard Seifert from Upper Lusatia invented mouthwash in 1892? His friend Karl August Lingner marketed the formula as "Odol", which is still known today.

  • ...you can go on a “Dresden Stollen Tour” all about the famous Christmas cake which was invented in Saxony? Tasting included!

  • ...probably the oldest written mulled wine recipe in Germany comes from Radebeul in Saxony?

  • ...wine has been grown in the Elbe Valley for over 850 years?

  • ...Germany's best and most expensive watches are made in the Saxon town of Glashütte?

  • ...you can see the largest playable violin in the Musical Instrument Museum in Markneukirchen? And, on the other side of the spectrum, two tiny little violins that fit into a matchbox!

  • ...Saxony is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Muskau Park and the Ore Mountains Mining region?

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