Step into a Fantasy in Saxony!
Dotted with medieval castles and lush landscapes, Saxony looks like something straight out of a fairytale.
From the beautiful capital city of Dresden to "the new Berlin," Leipzig, there's no shortage of magic when you visit the Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen).
Saxony's cities are a prime example of modern-day Europe. Buildings that have been around for centuries and depict some of the best of medieval, Renaissance and Gothic architecture house contemporary shops and restaurants that give visitors and locals alike the best of both worlds.
The capital city of Dresden is known throughout Germany and the world for its restored architecture and history. After a firebombing at the end of World War II and the German reunion, Dresden was fully restored and remains a pillar of history and culture today.
When you visit Dresden, go for a stroll through the winding city streets. The city is divided into two parts: Neustadt, which means “new town,” and Altstadt, "old town." Ironically, Neustadt is actually older than Altstadt. Each location offers something unique to visitors. From the 19th-century Semper Opera House to the Der Fürstenzug panorama, touring Dresden will give you the opportunity to experience some of the city's most iconic sights and landmarks.
You will undoubtedly find many shops selling porcelain. Dresden porcelain is a European staple and serves as a fine illustration of the city's natural elegance.
While you're visiting, you might want to rent a holiday home in Saxony. Doing so will make it much easier to commute between Dresden, Leipzig and other attractions like the Saxon Switzerland national park.
Families will love the chance to hike and explore the mystical landscapes throughout the Saxon Switzerland national park. Climb ancient rock formations, uncover breathtaking gorges with massive waterfalls and make your way to Bastei bridge, a rock formation that offers incredible views of the Elbe River and Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
If you visit during the holidays, you may want to make time to check out Ore Mountains. When you step foot in this winter wonderland, you'll feel like you've somehow been swept into a Christmas storybook. The small village is the portrait of idyllic German life and features captivating museums as well as skiing and a winter market that's filled with one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted ornaments you can take home to decorate your tree.
While the Ore Mountains are worth a trip year-round, its magical scenery makes it an unforgettable choice during the winter months.
Explore everything Saxony has to offer and retreat to the quiet comfort of your own holiday home. Our rental offers you and your family the chance to feel a bit more like locals as you settle into the city or village of your choice.