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Germany: Saxony Fascinating II.

Published: 26.3.2012
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.

Radebeul

This city is rightly known as the heart of the Saxon wine route. For the past 850 years in the adjacent protected area the grapes are processed and then it produces excellent wine. The wine is consecrated Wackerbarth castle, which houses the state museum and winery winery Hoflöβnitz. Every year the festival hosts "Herbst - und Weinfest" intended not only for lovers of this drink of kings.

Except a wine cellars and taverns, the city Radebeul is connected with the heroes of novels by Karl May Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Right here currently famous author spent the most fruitful years of his work. Today, visitors can admire the city's legend in the Karl May Museum, which organizes an annual celebration in his honour with a Star rides, Indian village and gold in the near-Löβnitz grundbahn.

Meiβen (Meissen)

Over a thousand years old Meiβen town, famous for its beautiful and dominant Albrechtsburg castle, which itself was built by German King Henry I in 929 is a big attraction for tourists. In his magnificent castle premises not located only kurfiřté (princes with the right to elect the Roman Emperor of the German Empire), but in 1710 became the birthplace of the first porcelain factory of its kind in Europe. It is this production of "White Gold" made the city famous throughout the world. Today the castle established in the very exhibition that allows visitors to peek behind the scenes of 300 years old crafts.

Over a thousand years old Meiβen town, famous for its beautiful and dominant Albrechtsburg castle, which itself was built by German King Henry I in 929 is a big attraction for tourists. In his magnificent castle premises not located only princes with the right to elect the Roman Emperor of the German Empire, but in 1710 became the birthplace of the first porcelain factory of its kind in Europe. It is this production of "White Gold" made the city famous throughout the world. Today the castle established in the very exhibition that allows visitors to peek behind the scenes of 300 years old crafts.

Below the castle is the medieval city centre with renovated Renaissance burghers' houses, the Gothic town hall, artisan shops, wine bar and an impressive church, the Frauenkirche. The church tower is the first porcelain carillon in the world.

Torgau

Long time ago it was a major city of lords with a history older ones more than a thousand years. But today, the town became a popular tourist destination. Visitors can admire over five hundred monuments from the times of Renaissance and Gothic. Feast for the eyes is a huge market square with town hall. Equally remarkable is the lock with the rotating staircase Hartenfels "Groβer Wendelstein" and the castle church, which was consecrated in 1544, Martin Luther, the Protestant church as the first building in Germany. For this reason it is considered the most important Torgau place in Lutheran Saxony.

Upcoming attractions will be all-German celebrations "Luther 2017 - 500 years of the Reformation," which will take place in 2017 when the town of Torgau again become the centre of the Reformation.

In exploring the history of Saxony will continue. Closest to you, our readers, we introduce the German cities of Zwickau, Annaberg and Freiberg, whether that famous celebrities, cars, or silver mining.

Text: Oskár Mažgút

Source and photo: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Oberlausitz Sachsen mbH

  



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