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Welcome to Saxony

Saxony - the sophisticated state that 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 impresses with historical steam trains and a long history of automobile manufacture.   

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.

Baroque Garden Grossedlitz

Cultural destination No. 1

Saxony is well-known for its distinctive cultural treasures, from world-famous art collections, an amazing musical landscape, splendid castles and palaces, top-notch festivals and exhibitions, centuries-old traditions as well as handcrafted luxury goods to a fine cuisine.


Philharmonic Orchestra Chemnitz

Unique musical landscape

The musical landscape of Saxony covers everything from instrument manufactoring to fine performances in famous venues. Composers like Bach, Schütz, Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Wagner were either born or lived in Saxony. Orchestras and venues of world-renown attract visitors as do concerts of the famous boys choirs Thomanerchor and Kreuzchor.


Pirna Market Square

City Tours

Saxony's range of city tours is stunning: Whether large or small - their architecture, their cultural treasures like museums, castles or churches and renowned events represent the cultural richness of Saxony. A visit to our cities makes you rich.


Mountain Music Corps Annaberg-Buchholz

Christmas magic all year long

Saxony is Germany's Christmas country - not just at Christmas time but all year round. Here, centuries-old traditions and customs are kept alive in an unique density. Manufactures, museums, shops and exhibitions invite visitors 365 days a year. During Christmas season, Christmas markets like the Dresden Striezelmarkt open their doors, rounded up by seasonal events and concerts.


Portrait of Martin Luther von Lucas Cranach the Elder

500 years of the Reformation

In 2017, the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. As early as at the end of the 16th century, Saxony was given the honorary title "Motherland of the Reformation". Many authentic sites are testament to the life and work of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther. They remind of him, his supporters and opponents and make the region of Saxony a significant birthplace of the Reformation.



Map of Saxony Vogtland Ore Mountains Chemnitz Leipzig Region Leipzig Dresden Saxon Elbland Saxon Switzerland Upper Lusatia


Sightgeist – The Saxony Magazine No. 10
News Events Stories - A Journey trough Saxony, a land full of fine arts and music, tradition, creativity, joy of living and hospitality.

Sightgeist No. 10 - The Saxony Magazin

News Events Stories - A Journey trough Saxony, a land full of fine arts and music, tradition, creativity, joy of living and hospitality.

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Pics and videos

Meissen Albrechtsburg castle aerial picture Jochen Knobloch
Silhouette Leipzig
Semper Opera Inside view Photo Matthias Creutziger
Sauna Hotel bei Schumann photo Rene Gaens
Mountain-biking along the ridge of the Ore Mountains
Barrier-free Museum
Grossenhain Photo Steffen Peschel