Dreaming of Saxon city breaks
From Görlitz via Dresden to Radebeul, Leipzig and Torgau: Saxony’s enchanting towns and cities delight with unique architecture, fascinating history, interesting museums and lots of character.
Germany’s easternmost city Görlitz, beautifully located on the Polish border, is like a unique architectural work of art, featuring 4,000 (!) historic buildings. From medieval houses over Renaissance mansions to Art Nouveau treasures – it’s all there. Its growing popularity as international film location gave it the nickname "Görliwood". Enjoy the YouTube video!
In 1346, six cities in Upper Lusatia – Görlitz, Bautzen, Löbau, Zittau, Lauban (today in Poland) and Kamenz – forged an alliance to jointly protect trade routes. Today, their splendid architecture, proud churches and old fortresses tell stories of the past and create a unique atmosphere for visitors to enjoy a vibrant, contemporary spirit against the backdrop of great history. Explore more in this YouTube video!
Dresden is a baroque beauty on the Elbe river, featuring gorgeous architecture and stunning cultural sights including the Old Masters Picture Gallery, one of the world’s top art museums. The local tourist board has come up with some great ideas for Dresden-related things to so at home, including a memory game, quiz and colouring pictures. Plus, there's a great 360-degreee tour of the city and region. Discover Dresden at home.
Nestled between vineyards and the Elbe river, Radebeul is a delightful town just outside Dresden. Known as the heart of the Saxon Wine Road, it is a perfect destination for wine lovers! Check out this YouTube video!
For edgy art and urban cool, nothing beats Leipzig where you can also have some of the best classical music experiences. We love the city’s unique mix of history and contemporary life! Enjoy this YouTube video!
With a history going back 1,000 years, Torgau by the river Elbe is one of Germany’s most beautiful Renaissance towns and once was the political centre of the Reformation. Martin Luther himself consecrated Germany's first newly-built Protestant church right here. Get to know Torgau in this YouTube video!