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Saxons master their lives with cleverness and commitment, but also with pleasure and joy. How about some tips to immerse yourself into the way of life in Saxony? – Please continue reading!

TOURISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE – LOVE SAXONY!

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 the “Traveller’s Choice Awards” survey conducted by the world’s largest travel website tripadvisor. Here are just a few results (2016):

  • Dresden ranks 4th among the most popular destinations for city trips in Germany
  • Dresden’s Frauenkirche Church ranks 10th among Germany’s most popular “landmarks”
  • The Old Masters Picture Gallery Dresden ranks 10th among Germany's most attractive museums.

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

Festival "Classic Open" auf dem Markt in Leipzig

Source: Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, photo: Andreas Schmidt

Joie de Vivre

Saxon joie de vivre is expressed by the many celebrations and festivals ranging between classic and cult, high culture and regional atmosphere. Such theater and music productions as the Dresden Music Festival, the Festival of Contemporary European Theater "euro-scene," or the International Dixieland Festival all typify the multifaceted cultural life.   

And when it comes to the other senses, Saxony can also provide a broad range of programs. Come taste and savor fine and exquisite wines at one of the wine festivals in the Elbe River valley. Be tempted by the seductive scents on the Christmas markets in the Erzgebirge Mountains. Enjoy the panoramic views of Dresden’s old town while watching thrilling movie highlights at the "Movie Nights along the Elbe River," Germany’s largest open air movie festival.  

Horch-Oldtimer im August Horch Museum Zwickau

Source: August Horch Museum Zwickau

Come and Have a Look! - At over 400 museums

A host of adventures can also be found at the 400 museums in Saxony. Do you want to discover fabulous, sparkling treasures? Then you should visit the "Green Vault" or the "Turkish Chamber" in Dresden. Or do you love technical history? Then a visit to the "August Horch Museum" in Zwickau or to the Saxon Museum of Industry Chemnitz will be perfect for you. Or quench your thirst for art history in the GRASSI Museum of Applied Art in Leipzig.

And last but not least, another tip: Experiencing wood crafts from the Erzgebirge Mountains in a totally different way – this will come true in the "Manufacture of Dreams" in Annaberg-Buchholz.    

Come and Have a Look! - At over 1,000 palaces, castles, and gardens

...which lure visitors to the knightly Middle Ages, to the opulent Baroque, or to the enlightened Renaissance. Follow the footsteps of Elector August "the Strong" to Pillnitz Palace and Park. Or those of his unfortunate mistress Countess Cosel to her prison at Stolpen Castle. Experience knightly romance at Gnandstein Castle, and smile at the "graffiti" left behind by medieval rascals in the rooms of Rochlitz Palace

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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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