26 attractions you should visit in Saxony - With photos & details

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A landlocked state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. The history of Saxony spans more than a millennium. It has been a medieval duchy, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom, and twice a republic.

AlbertinumTzschirnerpl. 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Museums
Art Galleries

Albertinum is a modern art museum, located in the historic center, Dresden, Germany. It was established in 1887 and restored in 1953 after it got damaged in World War II, the museum displays paintings and sculptures dating from 200 years back to the present day.

Azalea and Rhododendron Park KromlauAltes Schloß 11, 02953 Gablenz, Germany
Bridges
Parks

Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau is a 200-acre English landscape park, located in the municipality of Gablenz, Saxony, Germany. The park features many ponds and lakes, and it is popular for "the Devil's Bridge" which is a short walk bridge designed to create a circle when it is reflected in the water beneath it.

BasteiBastei, 01824 Lohmen, Germany
Viewpoints
Bridges
Rock Formations

The Bastei is a rock formation in Saxon Switzerland, Germany. The place has been a tourist attraction for more than 150 years. The rock stands at 305 meters above sea level and the Bastei bridge offers spectacular views over the mountains and the Elbe river. Bastei is a major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, and can be visited at any time without any fee.

Botanical Garden LeipzigLinnéstraße 1, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Botanical Gardens

A botanical garden in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Established in 1542, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, the garden is maintained by the University of Leipzig, and since 1857 the garden was cultivated more than 10,000 species, of which 4,500 were grown in greenhouses.

Dresden CastleTaschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Palaces
Museums
Art Galleries

Dresden Castle was a residence for the kings of Saxony as well as kings of Poland. The castle was rebuilt after it got destroyed in the World War II and became a tourist attraction, housing a museum complex and an art library. It is located in Dresden, Germany.

Dresden PanometerGasanstaltstraße 8B, 01237 Dresden, Germany
Art Galleries

Dresden Panometer is a venue inside a former gasometer, located in Dresden, Germany. It displays two panoramic paintings of the Austrian artist Yadegar Asisi, the paintings depict Dresden in 1756, and another picture of Dresden in 1945 after it got destroyed in World War II.

Dresden Transport MuseumAugustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Museums

Dresden Transport Museum is situated on one of the oldest buildings in the city. The museum houses vehicles of all means of transportation such as cars, railways, airplanes. The museum is divided into five exhibition areas, including the sea travel exhibition, which displays old ships and boats, and an overview of the past and present of sea travel.

Frauenkirche DresdenAltstadt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Churches
Notable Architectures

Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. The church was restored after it got destroyed in World War II and considered as one of the most important restoration projects in Germany. What distinguishes the church most is its architectural style, which was designed in the Baroque style.

FürstenzugAugustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Monuments

Fürstenzug is a historical landmark located in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. It is a mural displaying portraits of the Kings and Dukes as well as some important German symbols. The mural is known to be the largest porcelain artwork in the world.

German Hygiene MuseumLingnerpl. 1, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Museums

The German Hygiene Museum is a medical museum. Opened in 1912, the museum today is considered as a forum for science and society. It is a popular place for events and exhibitions, it organizes regular programs- including scientific and cultural events.

Historisches Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault)Residenzschloss, Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Museums

Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Established in 1723, the museum features the largest treasure collection in Europe, approximately 4000 precious items shown in two exhibitions which are The Historic Green Vault and the New Green Vault.

Königstein Fortress01824 Königstein, Germany
Mountain Peaks
Forts

Festung Königstein is a fortress and it’s the largest intact fortress in Germany. The place is distinguished by its magnificent location as it sits on a hill surrounded by nature and overlooks the Elbe River, it has more than 50 buildings spread over 9.5 hectares, some buildings date back 400 years.

Leipzig PanometerRichard-Lehmann-Straße 114, 04275 Leipzig, Germany
Museums
Art Galleries

The Leipzig Panometer is a former gasometer, in 2003 it turned into a visual panorama. It takes you on a journey into the real world photographed to be a hundred times its true size, making them the largest such pictures in the world.

Monument to the Battle of the NationsStr. des 18. Oktober 100, 04299 Leipzig, Germany
Viewing Decks
Monuments
Museums

A monument to the battle of Leipzig, constructed in 1913. It is the largest war monument in Europe with a height of 91 meters, the monument has an observation platform that offers nice views of the city, and a museum about the Leipzig battle.

Moritzburg CastleSchloßallee, 01468 Moritzburg, Germany
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Islands
Palaces

Moritzburg Castle originally was a hunting lodge built in Renaissance style in 1542, and later became a Baroque royal palace. The castle is furnished with examples of opulent baroque decor and visitors can take a tour and explore its rooms. The castle sits on a symmetrical artificial island in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

Museum of fine artsKatharinenstraße 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Museums
Art Galleries

Museum der Bildenden Künste is a fine art museum in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Established in 1848, it offers a world-class collection of artworks from the late middle ages to the present day. It exhibits about 3500 paintings and over 50,000 graphic sheets.

Museum of Military HistoryOlbrichtpl. 2, 01099 Dresden, Germany
Museums

Bundeswehr Military History Museum is a German military museum, and one of the most important history museums in Europe. Located in Dresden, the museum focuses on the human aspects of war while also exhibiting the development of German military technology.

Muskau Park02953 Bad Muskau, Germany
Parks

Muskau Park is a landscape park, located in Bad Muskau, Görlitz, Saxony, Germany. The park has an area of (860 acres) which makes it the largest English garden in central Europe. It stretches along both sides of the German-Polish border on the Lusatian Neisse. In 2004, Muskau Park become one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Old Masters Picture GalleryTheaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Art Galleries

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is an art gallery, located in Dresden, Germany, featuring an incredible collection of European art and more than 700 paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries, in addition to Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. The gallery attracts 500,000 visitors annually and is located inside the gallery wing of the Zwinger Palace.

Pillnitz CastleAugust-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden, Germany
Parks
Palaces
Museums

Pillnitz Castle was a summer residence for the electors and kings of Saxony, built in the Baroque style in 1720. The castle houses two museums and has three buildings enclosing a Baroque garden and surrounded by a large public park. The castle is located on the bank of the River Elbe, in Dresden, Germany.

Map of attractions in Saxony