Saxony sights

Saxony is located in the very east of Germany and borders directly on Poland and the Czech Republic. With Dresden Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport, Saxony is at least partially connected to international travel. 

Sights in Saxony

In the following I will show you a various sights with short descriptions and a few photos. To make sure you know where to find them in Saxony, I have marked all points on a map:


Dresden is also called the Florence of the North. The beautiful city, far to the east, is definitely worth a trip. In Dresden you will find the famous Frauenkirche (, the Dresdener Zwinger ( and you can admire the great Elbe panorama of the city (especially beautiful in the evening). Also as a culture lover you will find a lot in Dresden. For example, you can visit the most beautiful treasures in the Green Vault ( or visit the famous Semper Opera House ( 

You are in Saxony at Christmas time? Then visit the Dresden Striezelmarkt. This is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.

Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland is the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The other part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is located in the Czech Republic and is called Bohemian Switzerland. A great landscape, which you would not expect in Germany, invites you to hike and explore. On beautiful paths on and along the sandstones you will find great photo motives. And of course you should also visit the most famous part, the Bastei. Here you will find a nice viewing platform and get the famous view of the Bastei bridge.


The trade fair city of Leipzig is the largest city in Saxony. For zoo lovers a visit to the Leipzig Zoo is definitely worthwhile. Here you will find Gondwanaland, the largest and most species-rich tropical hall in Europe.

The Battle of Nations Monument in Leipzig is with 91m height the biggest monument in Germany and worth a visit.

Leipzig is also otherwise a great and up-coming city with a pleasant flair.

Moritzburg Castle

The Moritzburg Castle is a beautiful castle with a nice park. The water in front of the castle allows beautiful reflections in photos. In the dark, when it is illuminated, it also forms a great motif. When you are at the castle, look around a little bit, on a staircase you will find the shoe of Cinderella, because the film Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella was filmed here.

About 30 minutes walk from the castle you can discover a lighthouse. A lighthouse in the middle of nowhere and far away from any sea. It is located at a small lake. So why is it there? It was built more than 200 years ago as a backdrop for sea battles.

Further recommendations

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Zittau Mountains

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