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Destinations » Germany » Saxony Region Travel Guide
The region of Saxony in Germany charms with its artistic treasures, gothic cathedrals and imposing castles, impressive gigantic industrial monuments and fascinating landscape gardens.
The state of Saxony offers a wide diversity in culture, landscape and architecture. The state capital Dresden as well as the cities of Leipzig and Chemnitz contrast beautifully with the region's breathtaking landscape of mountain ranges, lakes and great rivers.
Saxony's Elbe sandstone mountains with their impressive cliff formations and romantic ravines provide an ideal region for the tourist to explore. The Erzgebirge Mountains in the south of the state are the highest mountain range in Eastern Germany. Both areas are the perfect location for hiking or renting a bike to fully enjoy and take in the beauty of the landscape. Alternatively, take a boat down the River Elbe from Dresden and let the glorious mountain scenery pass by.
Dresden is the region's capital city and was largely devastated by the allied forces' firebombs in WWII. However, a large number of its great baroque buildings have been restored and Dresden has become a dynamic and lively city.
The vibrant city of Leipzig is another must on a journey through Saxony. Home of Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn, the town offers some of Germany's finest music and opera as well as a flourishing literary and art scene. Meissen, famous for its porcelain works, is a beautifully preserved old town. Visit the porcelain manufactory and see the most beautiful porcelain collection.
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