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!
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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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!
© Wanderlust Chloe
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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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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.
Discover cities and towns, castles and musical heritage
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:
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” …
"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.
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!
“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.
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!
Did you know...
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Things to read
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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.