Saxony, or Sachen in German, is a state in eastern Germany. The capital city is Dresden, which is on the Elbe river. Dresden is known as the “German Florance” and is famous for porcelain and Dresden Stollen.
Saxony borders Poland and the Czech Republic. It was part of communist East Germany until reunification.
Towns and areas
- Bärwalder See
- Berzdorfer See
- Cospudener See Leipzig
- Hainer See
- Halbendorfer See
- Haselbacher See
- Kulkwitzer See Leipzig
- Markkleeberger See
- Schladitzer Bucht
- Speicherbecken Lohsa
- Steinbruch Eckartsberg
- Werbeliner See
- Zwenkauer See
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Foods and Drinks
- Schloss Moritzburg just outside Dresden.
- Meißen has the Augustusburg and is famous for its beautiful porcelain. It is also possible to visit the Meissner Manufaktur.
- In the north of Sachsen you can visit the Naturpark Dübener Heide.
- In Ostsachsen, mainly in the villages Obercunnersdorf, Wehrsdorf, Großschönau, Waltersdorf, Eibau, Dittelsdorf und Cunewalde you find houses called Umgebindehäuser. Some of them, you can view inside.
- The Erzgebirge is a beautiful area to visit. Especially the beautiful wooden carvings sold there. Very popular with loads of shops and workshops is Seiffen. If you are into hiking, the Erzgebirge has loads of beautiful hiking trails.
- Festung Königstein.
- Bad Schandau and Kirnitzschtal
- Dresden Christmas Market is very special
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