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Family holidays

Making memories together

Family holidays should be relaxing but also a bit adventurous. Nature, water and mountains or cycling routes and theme parks don’t sound too bad either, do they? Should your family members nod their heads in agreement now, you’ve found your next  holiday destination: Saxony!

Fans of hiking and climbing will get their money’s worth just as much as nature and castle explorers. Dozens of lakes are available for all kinds of fun in and by the water and family-friendly accommodation make things easy. Just look out for the Familienurlaub in Sachsen ("Family Holidays in Saxony") label!

„We enjoyed all our activities very much and there was something for everyone. We could be creative, brave, inquisitive and fun. Every attraction is recommended for families with children. We had an exciting holiday.”
Sturm family, Fredersdorf

Enjoy carefree family holiday fun in Saxony

There are many things you want for a family holiday – unwanted surprises are definitely not one of them. That is why we have created the Familienurlaub in Sachsen ("Family Holidays in Saxony") quality brand. Stress, uncertainty and holiday hassle are now a thing of the past, because all holiday accommodations, leisure facilities and family-friendly places carrying this label have been thoroughly vetted by us. All you need to do is pick and choose your favourite – and enjoy a carefree family holiday in Saxony!

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All family-friendly facilities at a glance

Our tips for families in Saxony’s holiday regions

Upper Lusatia

  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Upper Lusatian Heath and Pond Landscape
  • Dinosaur park and maze Bautzen
  • Rafting adventure in Lusatian Lakeland 
  • Haus der Tausend Teiche (“House of a Thousand Ponds”) in Malschwitz
  • Narrow-gauge railways in Zittau and Bad Muskau
  • Christmas stars show workshop in Herrnhut
  • Zoo in Görlitz
  • Elementarium Kamenz
  • "Stone zoo" in Zittau mountains
  • Water park "Trixi" in Großschönau
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  • DresdenXperience multimedia time travel
  • Grand Garden with park railway
  • Technical Museum
  • German Hygiene Museum 
  • Transport Museum
  • Scavenger hunt across Dresden
  • City tours
  • Dresdner Heide city forest
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Vogtland region

  • World’s largest brick-built bridge Göltzschtalbrücke
  • Mountain bike paradise Bikepark Schöneck 
  • Poehl dam lake - water sports and recreation
  • Syrau Dragon’s Cave
  • Musical instruments Museum in Markneukirchen
  • One of Germany’s largest falconries in Plauen
  • German Space Travel Exhibition in Muldenhammer
  • "Vogtland Arena" ski jump arena in Klingenthal
  • Regional open-air museum in Eubabrunn
  • KinderspielhausKispi in Grünbach (large indoor and outdoor playground)
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Dresden Elbland region

  • Paddle steamer ride on the Elbe
  • Moritzburg Castle
  • Cycling along the Elbe between Dresden und Torgau 
  • Show workshop at MEISSEN porcelain factory
  • Narrow-gauge railways
  • Tharandt Forest
  • Oskarshausen leisure park in Freital
  • Karl-May-Museum Radebeul
  • Water park in Meissen
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Saxon Switzerland

  • National park with view from Bastei Bridge
  • Königstein Fortress
  • National Park Centre in Bad Schandau
  • Kirnitzschtal tramway
  • Boat ride Kirnitzsch gorge
  • Rubber dinghy tours on the Elbe 
  • Cycling along the Elbe between Schmilka and Pirna  
  • Waldhusche forest discovery site in Hinterhermsdorf
  • Show mine "Marie Louise Stolln" in Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel / OT Berggießhübel
  • Candle making in Krietzschwitz
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Leipzig region

  • Whitewater rafting in Markkleeberg canoe park
  • Mildenstein Castle in Leisnig
  • Rochsburg Castle in Lunzenau
  • Rubber dinghy tour on the Mulde
  • Geopark Porphyrland in Grimma
  • Quad bike and bike tours in Leipzig New Lakeland
  • Spotting beavers in Düben Heath
  • Spa and leisure swimming pool RIFF Bad Lausick
  • Maze in Frohburg
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Ore Mountains

  • UNESCO world heritage Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří Mining Region
  • BLOCKLINE mountain bike family route
  • Ore Mountains-Vogtland Ridgeway
  • Show mines
  • Miners’ parades in Christmas season
  • Palaces and castles
  • August Horch Museum of car history Zwickau
  • Ore Mountains wooden arts and crafts
  • Incense cone making in Crottendorf
  • “terra mineralia” exhibition Freiberg
  • Aqua Marien water park in Marienberg
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  • Saxon Museum of Industry
  • Smac - Museum for Archaeology
  • Historic railways at “Schauplatz Eisenbahn”
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  • Zoo Leipzig
  • BELANTIS theme park
  • GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts
  • City tour
  • Canoe tour on Leipzig’s canals
  • Monument to the Battle of the Nations
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