Saxon Switzerland

Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Saxon Switzerland is a National Park in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains – about an hour from Meissen by car or commuter train, it is situated upriver from Dresden.

A surreal and unexpected landscape unfolds on both sides of the Elbe river. Enormous towering rock pinnacles protrude from deep, dark forests, flat table hills offer magnificent vistas. This giant sandstone maze is heaven for rock climbers and hikers, and a popular weekend getaway for the city dwellers of Dresden.

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MEISSEN® porcelain

Discover the famous MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory with its unique craftsmanship and the crossed blue swords - in Meissen since 1710.

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Meissen old town

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Albrechtsburg castle

Visit Germany’s oldest palace and admire the breathtaking architecture at the transition from the late middle ages into renaissance.

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wine country Saxony

Wine lovers will feel right at home around Meissen - Germany’s second smallest wine growing region extends up and down the Elbe river.

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Dresden

The capital of Saxony is bustling with art, culture, architecture and nightlife - discover Dresden!

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Moritzburg hunting lodge

The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favourite destination for families.

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Pillnitz palace & park

Best known for its spectacular gardens and water displays, as well as a huge Camellia tree - over 250 years old!

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Meissen is a stop you cannot miss. Sections M and N meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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White Fleet

Nothing is more relaxing than cruising along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watching the landscape unroll on both sides.

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