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Saxony, St. Peter's Church in Görlitz

Discover art, culture and natural scenery in Saxony – the region of world-class culture

A holiday in Saxony is a holiday amidst 1,000 years worth of history and heritage, with cultural breaks offering a chance to explore the legacies of famous composers, architects and artists. Saxony's holiday regions are ideal for combining city breaks with activity-based, family and wellness holidays – both in summer and in winter.

Saxony has a rich history, and can look back on more than 1,000 years of cultural tradition. There are over 500 museums in Saxony's holiday regions, towns and cities. Famous attractions such as the Semper Opera House, the Church of Our Lady and Zwinger Palace in Dresden, the Battle of the Nations monument in Leipzig and Moritzburg Palace are prominent emblems of the Free State of Saxony.

Above all it is Saxony's exquisite artistic and cultural heritage that is appreciated by visitors from around the world. Music festivals, plays and internationally acclaimed art collections dominate culture in Saxony. The region's musical heritage is associated with venues such as the Semper Opera House in Dresden, the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig and the theatre in Chemnitz and also with the names of famous composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann and Carl Maria von Weber. St. Thomas's choir, Dresden's Kreuzchor boys' choir, Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Dresden State Orchestra are among the world's most famous ensembles.

Some of Saxony's towns and cities can boast market squares that are up to 1,000 years old, many more have an impressive architectural heritage and vibrant cultural life. Saxony's international reputation is also founded on its rich craftwork traditions, including wood carving in the Erzgebirge mountains, musical instrument making in the Vogtland, Meissen porcelain, Plauen lace and Glashütte watches.

Saxony is family friendly: many hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes and leisure attractions have adapted to the requirements of families with children, ensuring carefree and varied family holidays. Cyclists and walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and motorcycle riders are all well catered for in the hills of Saxony, as are winter sports enthusiasts.

Saxony also offers excellent opportunities for spa treatments and health and wellness breaks in its long-established spas and health resorts.

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