Saxony is art and culture, tradition and innovation, economics and handicrafts, inspiration and nature.
It owes its international renown to its rich handicrafts tradition and inventive engineers. Mining in the Ore Mountains, historic automotive engineering in Chemnitz, Zwickau and Leipzig, Meissen porcelain, wood art from the Ore Mountains, instrument-making in the Vogtland region, Plauen lace and Glashütte watches. The Dresden Zwinger, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations) in Leipzig, magnificent palaces, castles, gardens and parks were all created by architects, construction workers and horticulturists.
Saxony’s visitors from all over the world enjoy international music festivals, theatre performances and art collections, and the Saxon music scene is closely linked with names like the Dresden Semperoper, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and famous composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann and Carl Maria von Weber.
Sachsen. State of the Arts offers both scenic beauty and excellent facilities for sports enthusiasts, with options for cycling holidays, hiking, skiing or mountain-biking in the Saxon Uplands.
Saxony has a particular tradition as a place of learning and study, and is becoming increasingly popular among many German and international university students. Even outside of cities like Leipzig and Dresden, people spend their evenings and leisure time in bars, pubs, cafés and galleries in the trendy neighbourhoods.
The Free State of Saxony is one of Germany’s strongest growing and most innovative regions, where small and medium-sized businesses have become the cornerstones of the state’s economy.
Saxony – a state of tradition and future in the heart of a modernising Europe.
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