Sights

Between vineyards and porcelain

One step out the door and a world full of possibilities unfolds. Meissen, the old town of Dresden, its nightlife or Saxon Switzerland? Saxony is all yours when you start here.

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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art & museums

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna is one of the most famous paintings on display in Dresden, and its angels are the mascots for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections). But there are countless more museums and exhibitions waiting for your visit:

  • Gemäldegalerie Alte & Neue Meister
  • Grünes Gewölbe
  • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Militärhistorisches Museum
  • ...
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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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Dresden

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

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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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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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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