Time for Saxony travel dreams


Even though we are not able to travel at the moment, we can dream of it. So, let us take you on your dream holiday through Saxony.  Experience virtual moments full of inspiration, meet interesting people and read their tips for Saxony,  explore unique sights like castles and cities and discover traditions and culture that you can only find in "Saxony. State of the Arts." Most importantly, share your #SaxonyTravelDreams - now is the time! 

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Welcome to Saxony

Go on a virtual journey exploring Saxony's top art and cultural treasures, world-famous traditional handicraft, splendid palaces, parks and gardens and, not least, breathtaking sceneries.  © Greg Snell | Traveldudes

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 Saxony Travel Highlights

The personal top 5 of blogger "Dan Flying Solo" for holidays in Saxony cover the region’s wonderful variety, from towns like Dresden, Bautzen and Meissen over breathtaking nature and lovely castles to authentic Christmas traditions.

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Take a virtual city break in Saxony

 Bautzen, Meißen und Görlitz are among Saxony's most fascinating historical cities. The Budget Traveller Blogger visited all of them and you can join him here.
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Breathtaking views of Saxon Switzerland

 From the Bastei Bridge and Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxon Switzerland to Dresden’s beautiful architecture – it’s all in this great video by travel blogger “Wanderlust Chloe”. Join her discovering a whole new side of Germany!
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Dreaming of golden autumn moments?

Let the instagramer Johannes Hulsch (@bokehm0n) take you to the stunning Zittau Mountains and Ore Mountains and enjoy these regions’ divine scenery.
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Best of Saxony

From urban canoeing in Leipzig to wonderful wine route moments near Meißen – travel blogger ©Danflyingsolo captured the best of Saxony. Take a look at some of the region’s most inspiring nature, culture and architecture!

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Saxony, home of hidden treasures

Are you into palaces, parks and gardens? And charming historic towns? Then don’t miss this video by Polish travel bloggers ©“Wedrowne Motyle" (The Rambling Butterflies), taking you on a trip showcasing some of Saxony’s best hidden treasures.

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Christmas time in Saxony

For unique Christmas traditions and a festive spirit like no other, look no further than Saxony. Be it
charming Christmas markets, one-of-a-kind decorations and festive traditions or special food, the region fully embraces Christmas. This year more than ever, we’d love you to join in as Christmas 2020 will, no doubt, be different due to the pandemic. We might not be able to, for example, experience Christmas markets in real life but we can still dive into the unique spirit of the season. Explore our special Saxony Christmas treasure chest, learn all about the region’s traditions and find your own favourite festive product.

Saxon Christmas Stollen cake
Wackerbarth Castle
Christmas angels
Herrnhuter Stern - Moravian Star
Smoking Men
mulled wine
Christmas biscuits

Discover cities and towns, castles and musical heritage

Saxony's towns and cities

Unique architecture, fascinating history, interesting museums and lots of character – Saxony’s enchanting towns and cities tell many different stories and are worthwhile discovering. 

Moritzburg Castle near Dresden

Castle romance

Glamorous palaces and mighty castles are in no short supply in Saxony. Take a look at some of our favourites, plus some very special immersive experiences built around famous palaces and castles in Dresden.

Insight of the Semper Opera in Dresden

Thank you for the music

Music is arguably the most emotional art form, with the power to calm, energise, inspire and cheer us. Beautiful tunes move people and in Saxony, we are thankful for the great artists who bring them to life. 

My Saxony

We all travel differently and have our own perspectives – and it is fascinating to travel along with people who have made exploring the world their job. Take a look at how travel bloggers describe “their Saxony”, read about their best moments when discovering our region and be inspired by their tips and recommendations:

Görlitz Library

Kash Bhattacharya and Sabrina Wulf are the faces behind the award-winning travel blog the “BudgetTraveller”, which in 2016 won the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards for Blogger of the Year. They have worked on a number of video storytelling projects including for Saxony Tourism. In his interview, Kash tells us why he was fascinated by Görlitz and what the city has to do with the Wes Anderson masterpiece “The Grand Budapest Hotel” …

Wackerbarth Castle near Dresden

"Heather on her Travels" is a blog for the 50+ traveller looking for authentic travel experiences with a little luxury. On her Saxony road trip she explored Dresden’s Baroque architecture, watched porcelain painters in Meissen and had a fairy tale moment in a very special palace. Read her interview to find out why she thinks the region is perfect for touring around by car.

Pfund's Molkerei Dresden

UK travel blogger “Wanderlust Chloe” is a real globetrotter and has been to some of the most exotic places on this planet. Having visited Germany before, her trip to Saxony was a complete eye opener for her: “This trip showed me a whole new side to the country.” We asked her about her favourite spots and best moments in Saxony – read the interview here!

Johannes Hulsch @bokehm0n

“I think it is important to know the place where you come from well.” Johannes Hulsch, or @bokehm0n, grew up in Saxony. The photographer and content creator travels the world and, at the same time, has a deep love for his home region that he knows inside out. We spoke with him about his work and top tips for Saxony - read here.

Travel blogger and photographer Macca Sherifi runs the “An Adventurous World” blog and loves capturing his adventures on camera. It is fair to say that on his Saxony trip he fell just a little bit in love with hiking in Saxon Switzerland and would love to come back for more. Read our interview to discover his top 5 things to do and – always important for a good shot – where to find the best viewpoint in Saxony.

Blogger Dan Flying Solo tasting Stollen

In his own words, the man behind the “Dan Flying Solo” travel blog is obsessed with exploring the world and getting lost with his camera (that he happens to take stunning pictures with). His Saxony tips cover the region’s wonderful variety, from wineries along the Elbe River to Christmas traditions in the Ore Mountains and classical music in Dresden. Read on or watch his YouTube video and be inspired!

St. Ann`s Church in Annaberg-Buchholz

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Saxony’s UNESCO World Heritage sites are a bit special: they cross borders and highlight the diversity of the region, from landscape gardening to centuries of mining. Find out more!

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Saxon wine in Meissen

Saxony is the perfect ground for a foodie trip. Discover the region’s unique culinary delicacies including hearty treats, sweet delights, exclusive wines and, not to forget, some great beers – enjoy!

Town of Goerlitz

Görlitz is perfect for film buffs: Over 100 films have been shot in Germany’s easternmost city, including Oscar-winning Hollywood productions. Click here to explore the town’s most beautiful film locations! 

Narrow-gauge railway in Saxony

Saxony is a paradise for railway buffs: The region features its very own 430 miles long Steam Railway Route. Hop on board of a historic narrow-gauge steam train and enjoy the ride in this YouTube video!  

Explore Saxony the virtual way

Dresden State Art Collections

Enjoy world-class art from the comfort of your sofa

Dresden is home to some of the world’s best art museums, including the Old Masters Picture Gallery with Raphael’s famous “Sistine Madonna” or the "Historic Green Vault", a real treasure trove. You can easily explore eight museums of the Dresden State Art Collections on virtual 360-degree tours.

August Horch Museum in Zwickau

Fascinating automobile history in 360 degrees

 Zwickau’s August Horch Museum showcases anything from pre-war vintage cars to recent Volkswagen vehicles. Most of them were constructed in the Saxon city, a major centre of car manufacturing for more than 100 years. Dive deep into the history of the place where Audi was born!

Franciscan monastery in Zittau

Biblical moments in Zittau

A Franciscan monastery in the small town of Zittau is home to the “Zittauer Fastentuch”, a big Lenten altar veil from the 15th century showing biblical scenes from the Old and New Testament. See this treasure, the only one of its kind preserved in Germany, on a 360-degree tour and take a peek in the monastery’s church, torture chamber and armoury.

Saxon Switzerland with Bastei rock

Why Saxon Switzerland is every hiker's dream

Saxon Switzerland’s mind-blowing landscape of bizarelly shaped sandstone mountains, valleys and gorges is made for hiking. This YouTube video features Saxony’s only National Park which stretches from the town of Pirna on the Elbe up to the Czech border and offers beautiful nature and breathtaking views.

Current information on the coronavirus in Saxony

Stay informed

With the coronavirus, everything has changed. We have therefore put together the most important information regarding Saxony as well as relevant links for you to stay informed. Stay healthy and stick to the rules!

Brochures and magazines of Saxony Tourism

Things to read

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SIGHTGEIST magazine Saxony

SIGHTGEIST Saxony

Stories - News - Events: The latest edition of our annual SIGHTGEIST MAGAZINE once more contains interesting stories and fresh insights into Saxony, a land full of fine arts, tradition, creativity, joy of living and hospitality. 

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