Saxony - 26 Attractions You Must Visit
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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.
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List of Attractions in Saxony
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 Kromlau
Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau is a public park located in Gablenz, Germany. The park is best known for "the Devil's Bridge" - the dramatic bridge which spans a picturesque ravine. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of flower-filled gardens and numerous walking trails. The park is especially popular in spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom.
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 Leipzig
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 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 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 Museum
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monument to the Battle of the Nations
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.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
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 arts
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.
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 Gallery
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 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
For more information about Saxony, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxony