Welcome to Kamenz
Just under an hour northeast of Dresden, Kamenz surprises visitors with precious religious art which bears witness to a prosperous past as a trading town on the ancient Via Regia route. Some intricately carved late Gothic altars from the 15th and 16th century and other beautiful items can be seen at the town’s museum of religious art which is spart of St. Anne’s monastery church. Right in the centre of Kamenz, the striking town hall is an eye-catching piece of architecture, surrounded by a range of listed buildings from several centuries.
A special treat for literature lovers is the local museum dedicated to the great German writer of the Enlightenment, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, who was born in Kamenz in 1729 and whose plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced German literature.