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saxony Dresden

saxony Dresden

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Saxony ("Sachsen" in German) has a rich history and cultural heritage. In former times it was one of the most important German kingdoms and between 1949 and 1989 Sachsen was the highest developed state in former East-Germany. You can comprehend, that Saxony had a varied history and was divided several times in the past before it became to the state it currently is. Saxony is highly industrialized and therefore not the cleanest German state, but besides this, it has a lot of cultural sights to offer.

Dresden, situated on the river Elbe, is the cultural center and the former capital of the Saxon kings. It is still one of the most beautiful cities in Germany with a huge architectural heritage and very large cultural offers. In Chemnitz, formerly known as the Karl-Marx Stadt, Saxony's business heart pulses. Chemnitz is a modern city with extensive green areas and an exciting landscape all around. Meissen is worldwide famous for its precious porcelain. The town of Meissen, founded over one thousand years ago, likes to think of itself as the cradle of Saxony.

But just as different as the sax are, are the regions of Saxony, in which they live: the pulse of urban Dresden - the more quiet regions of Saxony, like the Erzgebirge or the Sachsische schweiz or the hidden treasures on Saxony's Silver Road (Silberstrasse) or in Upper Lusatia with Bautzen and Görlitz.

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