Saxony - State of the Arts!

When music-lovers speak about structure in Saxony, they are usually talking about the greatest concentration of theatres and orchestras in Germany. When music fans from the world over enthuse about performances in the Semper Opera House, the Leipzig Opera House, the Chemnitz Opera House or about concerts by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Leipzig Thomanenchor, the Dresden State Orchestra of Saxony and the Dresden Kreuzchor, they are following in the footsteps of composers such as Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Carl Maria von Weber and Johann Sebastian Bach. And when enjoyment of music and art is mixed with over 1000 years of cultural history, then it is clear why Saxony is Germany's No. 1 cultural destination. 

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Saxony - Motherland of the Reformation

When Martin Luther sent his 95 Theses to Albert of Mainz, the most powerful cleric in the Holy German Empire, and possibly nailed them to the main door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517, the world was changed. Luther only wanted to reform the church, but after the Leipzig Disputation of 1519 at the latest, a split was inevitable. The Reformation, however, was not just an event that started in Saxony and affected the whole world, but also a long process that found its culmination only after many decades of wrangling. Learn more about this rich heritage!

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Saxony - Centre of Industrial Culture ans Craft Arts

Clients interested in discovering more about the industrial culture and crafts arts of Germany will enjoy a visit to Saxony. The first silver mine existed in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) by the 11th Century. The Silberstrasse (Silver Road) holiday route leads to fascinating mining towns, visitors' mining centres and museums, and the display workshops of the Erzgebirge wooden-toy makers. Visitors are amazed by the miners' procession and mountain parades in the Erzgebirge around Christmas time.

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Holiday regions in Saxony

Whoever wants to spend his holidays in Saxony can choose his holiday domicile from six holiday regions: Upper Lusatia, Saxon Elbland, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Castle and Heathland, Ore Mountains and Vogtland. Every region has its own character worth discovering with our help. 

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Saxony's cities have considerable touristic appeal

With their diverse characteristics and atmospheres ranging from the Baroque to modern elegance, industrial architecture and arto deco on the one hand and dreamy romanticism to lively city life on the other, Saxony's cities have considerable touristic appeal. These cities are also convenient starting points for fascinating trips to the seven Saxon holiday regions.

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Through woods and meadows and 1000 years of Saxon history

Saxony, the tourist region in the south-east of the Federal Republic of Germany, is a region with unmistakable art and culture, hundreds of years of tradition, magnificent and varied countryside and historical and modern periods. Visitors to Saxony can of course also enjoy active holidays in the Saxon countryside with its river landscapes and picturesque forests and mountains. If you have itchy feet and are raring to go abroad, then it is that time again: prepare for an adventure! Whether it is hiking, cycling, mountain biking, motor biking, winter holidays or water tourism - it's a matter of tackling Saxon adventures of the more than 1000-year-old cultural history of Saxony.

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Winter sports in Saxony

Good snow conditions, majestic scenery, miles of cross-country ski courses, a surprising number of ski-runs and great destinations for excursions: The Saxon winter sport regions offer the best conditions for a vacation during the cold season.  

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The Taste of Saxony

Saxony is well known for its culinary offers, and Saxons have always been known to enjoy the good things in life. Typical regional dishes as well as local wine and beer can be sampled anywhere in Saxony and the culinary delights equally enchant visitors and locals. So, let’s go on a tour of the senses and sample some of the many delicious things Saxony has to offer.

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Saxony: Christmas magic all year long

Is there a Christmas country? Of course, there is! Saxony is Germany’s Christmas country and not just at Christmas but actually always and throughout the year. Millions of tourists from Germany and abroad cannot get enough of the region’s Christmas traditions and customs that are among the oldest in Germany. What is more, they are so much part of everyday life that you can say without exaggerating that Saxony features the highest amount of all kinds of Christmas experiences in Germany.

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Shopping in Saxony

Shopping is highly enjoyable in Saxony – whether in exclusive shops of hand-crafted luxury brands, in huge malls or historic shopping arcades.

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Like a string of pearls - the fortresses and castles in Saxony

About 1,000 castles, fortresses, gardens and mansions rank among the historical treasures of Saxony. Like a string of pearls they wind through the legend-steeped region of Upper Lusatia, the fairytale Castle and Moor Land and the fabled Ore Mountains - some powerful and defiant, others baroque and filigree. Fifty of them are owned by the Saxon Castle Administration and are considered to be "Saxony's most beautiful castles, fortresses and gardens".  

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