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10 good reasons for Saxony

Why Saxony?

Saxony ranks among the most popular holiday regions in Germany. The state unites 1,000 years of cultural history and scenic beauty. Top-class art and culture, world-famous traditional handicraft and modern manufacture await you. The musical landscape of Saxony is unique in Germany. Especially the cities hold a great appeal. Stately castles, palaces and gardens are part of the great historico-cultural heritage. Saxony also impresses with historical steam trains and a long history of automobile manufacturing.

High-quality wellness and health holidays are connected with health and spa resorts rich in tradition. Together with an unmistakable nature, active and family holidays are highly appreciated. In large parts of Saxony offering handicapped accessible travel and lodging options is perfectly natural. Obviously, there are many reasons to visit. Let us present you just 10.

TEN GOOD REASONS FOR YOUR TRIP TO SAXONY

  • History and stories in the Leipzig region:

    The picturesque Mulde Valley exudes pure castle romanticism: nowhere else in Saxony are there so many castles, palaces, and parks as in this region between Leipzig and Chemnitz. The heathlands, combined with one of the largest woodland areas in Central Germany, provides hikers, cyclists, and horse riders an ideal terrain. The “Neuseenland”or the New Lakelands is a spectacular natural water paradise, reminding of the former mining region.

  • Leipzig ‘Allerlei’ of the highest quality

    The German word ‘allerlei’ denotes an interesting assortment and variety. It has come to be associated with Leipzig, a city that embodies diversity - a city of music, art and books, trade fairs, sports and the Battle of the Nations – multi-faceted Leipzig has many brilliant aspects. But what this city always is: young, modern, pulsating, and creative. And definitely worth a visit.

  • Splendour carved into stone: Palaces, castles and gardens of Saxony

    Some 1,000 palaces, castles, gardens and manor houses bear witness to Saxony's glamorous history - including jewels such as Pillnitz, Moritzburg and Augustusburg castles and the palaces of Albrechtsburg, Lichtenwalde or Rammenau.

  • Dresden celebrates art and culture:

    Rich in internationally renowned art and culture, Saxony's state capital presents itself against a stunning baroque backdrop and features some of the most famous museums worldwide, including the Old Masters Picture Gallery or the Historic Green Vault. The New Town quarter provides an interesting contrasts with modern art galleries, artisan shops and boutiques, clubs and bars.

  • Recreation for gourmets on the Saxon Wine Route

    Wine, porcelain, castles and parks - the Saxon Wine Route between Pirna and Diesbar-Seußlitz combines subtle tastes paired with grand history and Mediterranean flair. For example, on the day of the open vineyard estates every year in August.

Links erheben sich die Schrammsteine im Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz. Dahinter geht die Sonne unter.© S. Rose
Sächsische Schweiz Schrammsteine
Die großen Hammer der Frohnauer Hammer stehen in einem Raum des Hammerwerks in Annaberg-Buchholz. © Dirk Rückschloss
Annaberg-Buchholz Frohnauer Hammer
  • Saxon Switzerland - Welcome to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

    "Spectacular" is the fitting word for the bizarre rock world of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. It is the ideal destination for hikers, climbers, cultural travellers and cyclists on the Elbe cycle path.

  • On the move - Upper Lusatia

    Eastern Saxony is a cycling, hiking and, increasingly, a water sports and swimming paradise - thanks to the newly emerging Lusatian Lakelands. The region surprises with its wealth of cultural treasures, whether in Görlitz, Zittau, Bautzen or in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prince Pückler Park Bad Muskau.

  • Vogtland: Music enjoyment in the green heart of Europe

    Excellent hiking trails, craftmanship of musical instruments and a long-standing spa tradition characterize the Vogtland in southwest Saxony. Whether in the leisure paradise of the Pöhl Dam, the Vogtland Arena, the musical corner or in the "City of Lace" Plauen - the locals are unfailingly warm hosts.

  • Chemnitz: Modernity, Art Nouveau and Industrial Culture

    The Gunzenhauser Museum with the most significant Expressionist collection in Germany, the Villa Esche as a stop on the European Henry van de Velde Route or the Museum of Industry - Chemnitz surprises as a 'City of Modernity and Industrial Culture'. Not too surprisingly, it will be Europe's Capital of Culture in 2025!

  • Hiking through a World Heritage Site in the Ore Mountains

    One of the most beautiful German low mountain range landscapes, the Ore Mountains, beckons as a hiking and mountain biking region with magnificent views, for example from the ‘Kammweg’- a trail along its ridge. In addition, steam trains, famous wooden crafts and Christmas traditions make the Ore Mountains a unique travel destination. In 2019, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Facts and figures about Saxony

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UNESCO World Heritage sites

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