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Cities & towns

Discover Saxony’s best destinations

Stunning architecture, fascinating history, inspiring art and culture and lots of character – Saxony’s historic towns and cities are the perfect choice for curious travellers who want to discover something new. Pick and choose from our selection of diverse destinations, be it the region’s major cities of international renown or hidden beauties off the beaten track. Saxony is yours to discover!

„A small journey is enough to renew us and the world.”
Marcel Proust

Find your perfect city break destination

  • How about a combination of leisurely hikes in beautiful scenery, magnificent Renaissance architecture and historic town centres, topped up with a good glass of wine? The towns on the Elbe and Mulde rivers are just the ticket for you then. Try Meissen, for example, which is considered the cradle of Saxony, the Renaissance beauty Torgau or Radebeul in the heart of the Saxon Wine Route.

  • If you are interested in Saxony's mining tradition, head to the Ore Mountains to explore charming towns such as Freiberg, Annaberg-Buchholz or Schwarzenberg.

  • For a great combination of culture and nature, Saxony’s Upper Lusatia region should be on your list where beautiful historic towns such as Kamenz, Bautzen, Zittau and Görlitz are surrounded by great nature providing lots of opportunities for cycling, hiking and water sports.

  • Do you enjoy classical music and fine arts and crafts? Try Zwickau, the birthplace of Robert Schumann, or Plauen, known as the "city of lace making“, both in Saxony’s Vogtland region.

  • Do you want your destination to offer culture, architecture and art in abundance, coupled with an atmosphere full of joie de vivre? Saxony’s capital Dresden is a must-visit then.

  • And for a mix of history, culture and very creative vibes, we definitely recommend Leipzig.

  • In Chemnitz, Saxony’s third biggest urban centre, you can see first-hand how a city prepares to become the European Capital of Culture 2025 and explore a unique combination of industrial heritage, interesting museums and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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