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Saxony

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Saxony features a long history of independence as a separate kingdom. It is a fascinating mix of medieval castles, cobbled town squares, Gothic churches, lavish palaces, and old-fashioned steam trains. The people who live here have a strong sense of distinctness from other Germans. This mainly stems from the region's history of independence and its large population of ethnic Sorbs (a Slavic people). But the residents are as friendly and warm as they are proud of their cultural and natural riches. Saxony is home to several high-profile cities full of things to do. It also contains a sprawling countryside dotted by neat vineyards, sun-drenched parks, rugged sandstone cliffs, lush meadows, and picturesque hillside villages. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, the area outside Saxony's urban centers remains one of the least-explored regions of the country. Venture deep into this multifaceted land to soak up the local culture. You'll be able to enjoy sightseeing at the various cultural and natural attractions unhindered by large tourist crowds. Our Germany trip itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger Dresden
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Art Museum
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Church
Frauenkirche Dresden Dresden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Procession of Princes ©
Landmark
Procession of Princes Dresden
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Saxony

Elbufer Dresden
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Elbufer Dresden Dresden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Albertinum ©
Art Museum
Albertinum Dresden
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum ©
Science Museum
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Transport Museum Dresden ©
History Museum
Transport Museum Dresden Dresden
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Saxony

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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Specialty Museum
Neues Grünes Gewölbe Dresden
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
History Museum
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) Dresden
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Military History ©
Military Museum
Museum of Military History Dresden
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bach Museum ©
History Museum
Bach Museum Leipzig
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Saxony

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Kunsthofpassage ©
Historic Walking Area
Kunsthofpassage Dresden
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
Religious Site
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) Leipzig
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Schloss & Park Pillnitz ©
Castle
Schloss & Park Pillnitz Dresden
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Katholische Hofkirche ©
Church
Katholische Hofkirche Dresden
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

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Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo
Zoo Leipzig Leipzig
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry
Science Museum
Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry Dresden
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Terra Mineralia ©
Science Museum
Terra Mineralia Freiberg
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Modellbahnland Erzgebirge ©
Children’s Museum
Modellbahnland Erzgebirge Thermalbad Wiesenbad
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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Saurierpark ©
Theme Park
Saurierpark Bautzen
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kulturinsel Einsiedel
Theme Park
Kulturinsel Einsiedel Zentendorf
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Wurzelrudis Erlebniswelt ©
Theme Park
Wurzelrudis Erlebniswelt Eibenstock
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wellenspiel Freizeitbad ©
Water Park
Wellenspiel Freizeitbad Meissen
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
EscapeVenture ©
Room Escape Game
EscapeVenture Leipzig
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour ©
Literary / Art / Music Tour
In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour Dresden
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kennst Du Dresden ©
Sightseeing Tour
Kennst Du Dresden Dresden
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Erlebnistouren Dresden Renger ©
Cultural Tour
Erlebnistouren Dresden Renger Dresden
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

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