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Germany: Fascinated Saxony

Published: 5.3.2012
Saxony is an area with rich history, beautiful cities, precious collections in museums, or famous cultural enterprises. The cultural wealth of the Free State of Saxony, one of Germany's 16 federal states, holds the status of leader in the field of tourism.

The historic centre of Dresden, Leipzig, Bautzen, Kamenz, Zittau and many other Saxon´s towns and villages have become a popular tourist destination. While walking through the narrow streets, romantic courtyards or small neighborhoods you can discover the beauty of the urban culture of Saxony. This "state" in the State offers a great life or a holiday for families, young and active people, but for all others who love the history embedded in the womb of nature. We will try to bring you some interesting places of this region, which lies on the border of three states.

Dresden

For over 450 years this city exhibits the unique artistic treasures. Visitors have the opportunity to see Raphael's Sistine Madonna, which is decorated with a picture gallery Alte Meister (Old Masters) and porcelain Zwingr Museum, the largest of its kind in the world. A very popular include treasury Grünes Gowölbe for its world-leading collection of jewelry. In addition to the rich history of Dresden have a large number of stylish pubs and restaurants with international cuisine, fashion stalls clothing trends or art galleries.

Leipzig

Equally attractive is the city of Leipzig. You could say that it is a city famous Johann Sebastian Bach, who is omnipresent. They play with some of his songs at concerts, an annual festival held in his honour and Bach there can literally eat even in the form of chocolate truffles, called Bach's organ whistles. Leipzig is considered the capital of an open trade, because there was in 1497 held the first German trade fair. Since then there regularly held trade fairs with a different focus, but is most recognized international book fair. Apart from trade shows and attracts visitors to the city and the famous kitchen with great culinary delights, pleasure, which is enhanced by the hospitality of local people.

Pirna

Near the river Elbe, in the area of vineyards, castles and sandstone massifs Saxon Switzerland National Park is the city's skyline of Pirna. The medieval historical centre and the city itself had to deal not only with turbulent past marked by the Great Nordic War, or the fascist atrocities in nearby Fort Sonnenstein, but with modern day tragic floods in 2002. Despite these events, the city became famous region of good wine (starting here Saxon Wine Route) and coffee (own city roasted coffee) Pirnaer Mischung that smell in the Old Town streets and attracts visitors to admire the beauty of this city.

Saxony is a paradise for lovers of history, nature and gastronomy. In the sequel we imagine other places of Germany's Free State with its rich architecture, traditional crafts and culture of all kinds.

Text: Oskár Mažgút
Source and photo: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Oberlausitz Sachsen mbH



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