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The old town of Meissen – within 5 - 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel:


The 1000- year- old Meissen at the Saxon wine street is shaped by its medieval history, fine world famous porcelain creations and the wine landscape of the Elbe valley. It is here where Saxony's history began with the Wettiner princes. Meissen is therefore rightly referred to as “Saxony's cradle”. The Albrechtsburg castle is the first palace construction in the German-language area and was built from 1471 to 1524 in late-Gothic style. The former residence palace is a museum today and visited just as often as the cathedral next to it, whose prince chapel is one of the most famous burial places of the Wettiner. The diverse history of 1000 years is especially reflected in the old part of the town, which has kept its medieval infinitive and remained almost untouched throughout the Second World War. It was already lovingly restored in the last years considering the monumental protection. Discover even more distinctive features at the market place, at the Heinrich place, as well as in the narrow and cobbled, winding alleys and ancient stairs leading up to the castle.



Dresden – the city of art and culture – is only 30 - 40 minutes away by car or train:


The Saxon capital offers amazing cultural sights that are well worth a visit. The Dresden Zwinger, the Semper opera and the residence palace as well as many other historic monuments stand out against the skyline. The restoration of the graceful Frauenkirche Dresden to all its former glory and as a symbol of peace was completed in Oktober 2005 and has since been attracting visitors from all over the world . The angels from Raffaels Sixtinian Madonna are a world-wide/ global advertisement for Dresden's superb art collections, and there is a large number of outstanding museums and monuments inviting a visit. The magnificent river walks in addition to an active and rich nightlife present a fantastic conclusion of a day in this wonderful city.


Hunting palace Moritzburg – located only 15 minutes driving distance from the hotel:


Moritzburg castle is considered one of the most charming recreation areas close to Dresden. The baroque palace set in the middle of a small lake attracts thousands of visitors annually. In the 18th century it served elector Friedrich August I. from Saxony, named August the Strong, as hunting stay and magnificent scenery for royal festivities. Today, it houses a museum and has become a venue for numerous events and weddings.

Castle of Pillnitz - about one hour driving distance from the hotel:


The castle of Pillnitz was once massively altered and extended following in structions from king August the Strong and became known for its spectacular gardens and water games. Built around 1780 as an English garden surrounding the palace, the park remains exceedingly beautiful – featuring a wide range of beautiful, rare flowers and plants through the seasons and affording a unique gracefulness and elegance during winter.


The Elbe Sandstone Mountains “Saxon Switzerland” – merely 60 minutes away by car or direct train connection:


For all friends of hiking, the Saxon Switzerland is the ideal destination. Saxon Switzerland is the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and lies upstream from Dresden on both sides of the Elbe river. The name Saxon Switzerland arose in the 18th century and is supposed/or believed/or assumed to go back to the two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, who may have been reminded of their homeland/ native country by the landscape. The defining characteristic of these craggy rocky mountains is the extraordinary wealth of forms and shapes on the narrowest of spaces. The continuous change of evenness, canyons, table mountains and rocks with its remaining closed forest areas are unique to  Central European low mountain ranges and ecologically significant.


The golden city of Prague – can be reached in less than two hours via the new highway:


The names “city of the hundred towers and spires” and “golden Prague” evoke the many facets of this fascinating Czech city. Since it was spared from the worst war devastations, its rich architectural heritage largely remained. Therefore the maintenance   - particularly of the painted stucco facades- is a continuous process. Already in the 19th century many visitors complained about the numerous scaffoldings. At the time of the communists, Prague was location of the Warsaw Pact. After the revolution in 1989, however, the capital liberated itself from the decades of suppression and experienced a revival to its old glory.


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