The Free State of Saxony comprises 1,000 years of cultural history and scenic beauty. Visitors appreciate the stately castles, impressive palaces and sophisticated gardens. The Ore Mountains with their beautiful landscape and tranquil villages are famous for traditional wood carvings and Christmas tree ornaments. Popular activities here are hiking and mountain biking.
The federated state in eastern Germany used to be part of the communist German Democratic Republic. The river Neisse defines the border between Saxony and Poland. Saxony also borders the Czech Republic.
Saxony boasts a long history of automobile manufacture. The town of Meißen on the Elbe river is renowned for its porcelain manufacture. In the capital Dresden, the Frauenkirche, which was destroyed in World War II, has been rebuilt. The largest city is Leipzig, a vibrant city with cutting-edge art galleries and pulsating techno clubs.
The federated state Saxony is located in eastern Germany. It covers an area of 18,450 km² and has a population of 4,057 million.
- 4.056.941 inhabitants
- 18.450 km²
- 17 student cities
- 40 universities
- 1.064 degree programms