Germany: Fascinated Saxony
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.
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.
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.
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
Bad Schandau, a German town, is situated almost on the border. We set off from Mlada Boleslav and travel in the direction to Ceska Lipa and Decin. We cross the border at Schmilka border crossing which is mere 8 kilometers from our point of interest. Bad Schandau, as the name suggests, is a spa town. It is situated on banks of the Elbe River in the heart of Saxon Switzerland national park. Bad Schandau consists of nine districts – the old town of Schandau, Krippen, Porschdorf, Neuporschorf, Prossen, Schmilka, Postelwitz, Waltersdorf and Ostrau. As Bad Schandau is really a small town, there are several places to visit.
Fichtelberg is 25 kilometers by air from Karlovy Vary. It is the highest mountain in the Ore Mountains but on theirs German side. It is a nice climb where you pass 1000 meters above sea level of altitude and you can see two countries from there.
No one was born all-knowing. One has to try ferrates before knows their secrets. Where to find them? Near Czech-German borderline. There are ferrates of three difficulties and you can train there all day long without being disturbed by crowds of other ferrate fans.
Sun beams peak from behind fluffy clouds to dry puddles on a forest path. Water flowing down the stream flows over bumpy bed. Dropplets covered moss covered trunks with drew. The air smells of needles and resin.
Metal sound of carabiners, metal ladder, craps, sharp edges of the rock, unforgettable vista of Labe valley.
The season of wine starts. Dark and pale grapes hang on bushes in Heilbronn, Germany. Days of fall lure you to taste first Riesling of this year’s yield. Will the wine be sweat or tart?
For a pleasant stroll along the coastal promenade and a touch of history do not look just for the Mediterranean sea. If you like a lighter climate, head to the Baltic Sea. One of the options is the city of Rostock. And today we take a walk in its downtown.
Today we will visit the third largest federal state in the south-west of Germany, namely Baden-Württemberg, whose capital is Stuttgart, but our goal will be the university city of Tübingen, which is located around the Neckar river.
Dresden is the most popular advent when we go to famous markets and also shop for Primark. But it would be a shame not to look through the historic city center, it is a beautiful and uplifting walk that will definitely be longer than you plan. In many places you will not be able to enjoy enough.
On the way from Děčín to Dresden, you will not miss the town of Pirna with a populatio nof about 40,000 inhabitants, which serves not only as an ideal gateway to the Saxon Switzerland, but thanks to its beautiful historical center, it is itself a popular cruise destination.
After a week we return to Trier. After getting acquainted with its history we set out to visit the sights. Our first stop is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps - Porta Nigra.
Today we will be visiting visits to the notorious monuments. From Lake Königssee we head to the Obersalzberg area, which is located near Berchtesgaden. Our goal is Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Eagle's Nest.
If you want to take a trip abroad to see the gems of Czech-made architecture Czech s, you do not have to travel far. Only 1.7 km from the Czech borde, there is a romantic place in the German Saxony, which is historically linked to the Czech Republic.
Are you looking for a Via Ferrata where you can try all possible traps? There is rock called the Nun on the Czech-German border. A rope is winded around it as well as cramps, ladders, a bridge, overhangs, gorges, and abysses.
Would you like to sail on a gondola, observe Lusatian nature, meet firefighter or mail rowing boat, taste Spreewald cucumbers, or apple pure pancakes? Then visit Spreewald.
An icing on top of our journey in Thuringia is Weimar – a city with unimaginable rich cultural heritage. It lies on the River Inn, exactly in the center, that connects Erfurt and Jena.
Jena is the second largest Thuringian city. It lies on the River Saale about 50 kilometers east from Erfurt. It is an industrial city from time immemorial and it is world famous for its production of glass.
The Land of Thuringia, full of grandiose castles, chateaus, ancient monasteries and churches, located in the middle of Germany. Thuringian towns attract its atmosphere in the narrow streets and in open squares where you can meet at every step the stand with local specialties, such as grilled Thüringer Bratwurst sausage.
In the last part of our series of fascinated history and nature of the country called Saxony, the city will introduce an important representative of Enlightenment Lessing, we stop in the town of Bautzen tower and finish our journey in Zittau.
In the third part of our series of fascinating Saxon we introduce you town of Zwickau, well-known thanks for composer Robert Schumann, we take you to the town of miners Annaberg - Buchholz or try to entice you to visit the city "semi-precious stones and silver" to Freiberg.
In the first article on the Free State of Saxony, we showed you the beautiful and fascinating history of Dresden, Leipzig and Pirna. We will continue in today's article, where we introduce you, although smaller, but more beautiful city or town that tourists sought the frontier region full of breathtaking nature, kind-hearted and hospitable people and excellent cuisine.
In today’s article we stop for a while in a city with old sights, the capital of the smallest of the German states.
Ingolstadt is a city on the Danube mostly known for its Audi cars. However, the city boasts with rich history. The greatest fame came in the 15th century when it was a residence of Bavarian dukes. The old town is not very large and you can see all important sights within two hours.
Eichstätt is a historical town on the Altmühl river in the center of Bavaria. Hills of the Altmühltal park surround it and there is absolute piece and good atmosphere. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it is cut from the outside world. It doesn’t lay near main railroads. You have to get of thee train in the middle of nowhere and get to the park by a regional train.
Meckleburg-Vorpommern is the sixth Germany’s largest state. The northernmost part of it are the islands of Rujana and Usedom. There are flocks of tourists taking pictures. The mystery of the Baltic Sea is the island of Poel.
Wernigerode, a German town, is fun to see not only for fans of history, architecture, magical nature and hardcore fans of trains. There is a narrow railroad and also you can take a ride by steam train. The city is also called as “colorful city at Harz " (Die Bunte Stadt am Harz).
Germany is a large and populous country. There many cities we more or less known. Often we talk here about important regional and national centers in Germany. This day is no exception.
An ancient city that is today the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its history originally as oppidum of the Ubi, a Germanic tribe. During the first century AD when the Roman Empire expanded its border, the settlement became part of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the settlement got a new Latin name of Colonia and became the capital of the province.
This city of 150 thousand people is located in the nearby German state of Bavaria. From Prague to Regensburg it takes approximately two hours by car.
If you love traveling and exploring new and interesting places while you are in some city, go with us, at least for a while through a short article about one of the most beautiful German cities I've visited so far.
I received an offer to an accommodation in Austria, in hotel Fürstenhof, which is located near from German border. The place of the hotel is great. It is great for the summer as well as the winter season. In winter, it changes to skiing area of Reutte. In summer it is a great opportunity to visit beautiful castles around. We drive from the Czech Republic across Germany to Austria.
Weltenburg monastery belongs to the Benedictines, it is located on a peninsula near a well-known part of the Danube between Weltenburg and Kelheim. It is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It was established by Scottish monks around the year of 620.
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