Quality of Life in Saxony


Joie de vivre and cordiality – that’s what characterizes Saxony and its inhabitants. It’s a great place to live in and work in. In 2015, Saxony’s state capital Dresden was once again selected as “Germany’s most beautiful city” (Brandmeyer City Brand Monitor 2015). And when it comes to attractiveness for families, Dresden ranked second among 50 German cities.

A quality of life which doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. – In Saxony, the cost of living is one of the most favorable in all of Europe. A true paradise are also the cities’ environs: Dresden’s Elbe River valley with its vineyards on the slopes, Saxon Switzerland with its castles and rock climbing regions, the Erzgebirge Mountains with its well developed skiing areas – all have their own particular charm and appeal during every season.


Around the globe, Saxony justifiably has the reputation as Germany’s No. 1 cultural destination. The more than 1,000 palaces, castles, stately homes, and gardens, 400 museums, 800 exhibitions, 14 theaters, and 3 opera houses offer an absolutely stunning, top of the line, unforgettable experience.

International tourists appreciate that. On a regular basis, Saxony is able to score points in corresponding rankings.

  • Dresden ranks 4th among the most popular destinations for city trips in Germany (“Traveller’s Choice Awards 2017”, tripadvisor)

  • Two of Germany's TOP 25 Hotels are situated in Saxony - the Bülow-Palais in Dresden (9th place) and ranked 19th the Hyperion Hotel Dresden ("Traveler's Choice Awards 2017", tripadvisor)

  • Dresden's Old Town quarter with the Frauenkirche Church, the Semperoper Opera House and the Zwinger Palace was voted the 6th most popular German tourist attraction by almost 32,000 travelers from over 60 countries ("TOP 100 Places to See in Germany", DZT - German National Tourist Board)

So you see – you shouldn’t miss Saxony! Either for a short visit or as your home base.


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Raffaels "Sixtinische Madonna" in der Gemäldegalerie "Alte Meister" in Dresden

Quelle: Gemäldegalerie "Alte Meister", Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Estel / Klut


Maintaining a sound work life balance is an important topic in Saxony. Here, it’s possible for young families to flexibly reenter their professional careers thanks to the safe and secure care and support of their children in nursery schools and kindergartens.

And Saxony’s schools also leave children enough room for their development while optimally preparing them for their future. Saxony is number one in Germany when it comes to education with the most efficient school system of all federal states.


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Bild einer Uhr der Lange Uhren GmbH, Glashütte

Source: Lange Uhren GmbH


Bet you didn’t know that? Two of Germany’s most successful luxury brands are “Made in Saxony.” In the study “The German Luxury Brands 2016” conducted by WirtschaftsWoche business magazine, the watch brands A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original rank first and second. And in their analysis “Luxury Made in Germany 2015,” Ernst & Young sees both watch brands in top positions as well – in second and fifth place of the top 50 luxury brands.

In addition to high-caliper watches, Saxony has even more handcrafted and traditional luxury to offer. Come and learn more about their success stories.


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Those who are to work efficiently and productively need to live well. Attractive residential properties – for rent or for sale – are available, above all, in Saxony’s metropolises of Dresden and Leipzig already at prices which are up to 30 percent below the average prices of other large German cities.


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Phone: +49 (351) 2138-211 Fax: +49 (351) 2138-219

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Prof. Dr. Frank Buchholz

Professorship for Medical Systems Biology, University Hospital Dresden

"The Medical Faculty at the University Hospital Dresden is the youngest of its kind in all of Germany. Perhaps that’s the reason why there’s such a strong team spirit here. Since I moved with my family from San Francisco to Dresden in 2002, the research landscape has developed considerably in an international comparison – which is also due to the numerous excellence clusters found here."

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