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  • Altstadt (Old Town)

    Dresden Favorites

    At some time during your day in Dresden, you will most probably need to find a Toilet. Attractions are good for the use of a FREE TOILET, but if your caught in-between, then you may be in trouble. I don't think to look downwards for Toilets, but this is what you will have to do in the Altmarkt [old town square] Look for the concrete wall, and a...

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  • Facts / General Information

    Leipzig Favorites

    I visited Leipzig in August of 2002 on the way to Karlsruhe where SV BSZS (German Shepherd World dogshow) had to be held. We stayed for a night in Lützen that located 18 km south from Leipzig. We left our Asslan v Haus Schiran in the hotel and drove to Leipzig for an excursion. Leipzig is the largest city by population in the federal state of...

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  • Links & Maps

    Dresden Favorites

    The Altstadt has the best known attractions, like: -Zwinger -Green Vault -Frauenkirche -Semper Oper -Royal Mews -Fürstenzug -Royal Palace -Cathedral -Kreuzkirche -Altmarkt Square -Brühl Terrace -Academy of Arts and Art Society -Albertinum -New Synagogue -Großer Garten park -Park Train Dresden -Yenidze -Russian-Orthodox Church -Panometer -Zoo...

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  • Festivals / Markets / Events

    Leipzig Favorites

    Leipzig’s fairs have been famous for centuries. In DDR times the spring and autumn trade fairs were the main events of the country’s economy. The DDR fairgrounds with the big double M east of the city centre are not in use any more. The new fairground in the suburb of Seehausen on the northern edge of Leipzig has been opened in 1996. Architect...

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  • Zwinger

    Dresden Favorites

    In the Zwinger are the Old Masters Gallery, Armoury collection (Rustkammer), the Porcelain Collection, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, and Zoological Museum. There were so many fabulous buildings and architecture, fountains, etc. I could not stop taking pictures. I only had a day and a half here and next time I will stay longer. It now ranks...

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  • Monuments / Sights

    Leipzig Favorites

    Sorry for the picture, my friend was more important than those funny creatures by contemporary sculptor Bernd Göbel. These figures reflect types of the East German society. My friend is Czech. Direction: not far from Augustus Square, on the Grimmaische Strasse

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  • Saxonian Switzerland

    Dresden Favorites

    Make a trip to the SAECHSISCHE SCHWEIZ (Saxonian Switzerland)or another name is 'Elbsandsteingebirge'. This is an area with mointains and rocks near from Dresden which is very popular and beautiful for hiking, climbing, biking or just enjoy the nature. The special kind of stone is sandstone. Another and more relaxing possibility to enjoy the...

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  • Leisure Activity

    Leipzig Favorites

    Leipzig's city center is quite compact and a joy to walk around. There is a nice conglomeration of building styles and a cafe is never far away. I found it one of Germany's most user friendly and modern cities. A Gose lay before me. I had only read about it for a couple months but my anticipation had not been this great since my first trip to...

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  • Going up?

    I had seen pictures of the glass lift and was fairly excited about going up in it. The reality turned out to be a little less exciting.The lift was constructed over 100 years ago in 1904 by Rudolf Sendig and boasts a 50 m high free-standing tower. A man takes your money inside the lift, it's quite quaint.If you venture to Lucerne in Switzerland...

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  • The missing lynx of Bad Schandau

    The lift reach its zenith and we departed. Beyond us lay a cage, apparently an aviary but, what was this? A cat-like animal prowled back and forth constantly in the manner of a bored hunter seeking to run free.Nowhere had a I read about this animal. We were at once transfixed. Couldn't take our eyes off it. Had no idea what it was all about.How...

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  • Dresden, a city in transit

    Dresden is unashamedly trying to recapture its past. Projects like the fabled Green Room, reconstruction of the bombed churches, rejuvenation of the foreshore and many others are reviving some of the glory days and the tourists are coming in droves.Trying to get a ticket to the Green Room at certain times is impossible and, if you do get one, you...

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  • What's in a doorway

    Not much in Australia. In Gorlitz, more than you would normally expect. Picture one for instance, shows the whispering door where, if one person speaks into the groove on one side it's supposed to carry around to the other.A lot of these 15th and 16th century doorways were also brewing houses and, as shown in picture 4, they used to have 2 holes...

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  • No stress, just Strasse

    I alighted from the train and sought directions. Someone pointed me in the opposite way to that which most other passengers were headed. I was a little disappointed until I walked out from the subway at the station. I need not have been.Straight away the place impressed. Immediately before me I could tell that this place had at least been...

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  • Nice by night

    The night closed in, the lights came on, I knew there was a river nearby. Perhaps I could get some reflection shots.I came to a pedestrian bridge below the old market and saw the lights down the line of the river's edge. For me, it was romantic. I come from a land where you can travel for days and still be in the same country, a land where you have...

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  • Gorlitz - more than an outpost

    The RathausYes, of course, that name when pronounced in English has connoitations that we will not elaborate on here.Especially when it has one of my all time favourite staircases. I came upon it the first night I was there, had no idea what it was all about but decided I liked it and got the tripod and camera out. It turns out that this ascent,...

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  • History

    Saxony was first mentioned in the second century AD as an area between the Elbe and Ems rivers including south Jutland (that is today the very northwestern corner of Germany). In the 9th century Saxony occupied nearly all the territory between the Elbe and Saale rivers on the east and the Rhine on the west; it bordered on Franconia and Thuringia in...

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  • The Zwinger

    The Zwinger in Dresden was built by Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and finished by Gottfried Semper .In December 2004 they were still restoring the innercourt of the palace, but you may see some great collections there, like medieval armouries, paintings, a collection of precious porcelain and the astonomical Cabinet. In case that you would like to see...

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  • a dream come true

    Such is my love of beer that my girlfriend's parents cut out beer articles in Germany even before I arrive. It seemed that there was a small brewpub in a neighboring mountain village called Geising and we made some plans to go there on the next nice day. Nice days got used for other things and with time running out on my German stay, we headed...

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  • D admits I have a nose for finding beer...

    Saxony never elicited any great desire for beer hunting in me but when faced with seven weeks in the land just outside of beer-renowned Bohemia, I decided to give it my best shot just the same. There were some notable disappointments especially regarding the dark lager style known as dunkles. Though once a harbor of great dark bitter lagers, it...

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  • a glow at Christmas

    A Christmas away from home is not high on most people's travel wish lists. Being away from family at this time of year is bound to bring mixed emotions. But when the one you love is from another country, you have to get used to the idea that you will spend many family holidays away from home. My most recent Christmas was in Dippoldiswalde,...

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  • The Sachsische Schweiz

    The Sachsische Schweiz or Saxony's Switzerland, Saxony's renowned National Park, is also its most beautiful asset. Formed during the Cretaceous period, between 1444 and 66 million years ago, by sediment deposits that grew over the course of time to up to 600 meters, the Elbsandsteinbegirge (sandstone mountains) has been the playground of nature...

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  • Some general facts about Saxony

    Pop.: 4.6 million Area: 18 407 km² [ 7 107 sq miles]Density: ~250 inhabitants/sq km²Geography: the north it is very flat (~ 100 m = 300 ft), formed by the Ice Age; south is mountainous (highest peak: Fichtelberg (1214m = 3983 ft)Capital: DresdenBiggest towns Leipzig [pop.: ~500,000], Dresden [480,000], Chemnitz [280,000], Zwickau [~110,000], Plauen...

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  • Palaces, Castles and Gardens

    Saxony's 21 most beautiful Palaces, Castles and Gardens:http://www.sachsen.de/de/bf/staatsregierung/ministerien/smf/schloesser/karte/index.html

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  • Leipzig

    leipzig is the town were I was born and where I still live. The town centre is not the biggest but really nice. The Drallewatsch is a popular pub mile. The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is a huge monument and from its top you have a cool view on Leipzig.

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  • Elbsandsteingebirge

    This crazy mountain formation is located near Dresden. In the past I used to climb with my mother here, particularly the region around the Bastei. My favorite place here is the fortress of Königsstein

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  • Rechenberger, an unexpected gem of a...

    I had seen Rechenberger signs all over the Erzgebirge region. It was a beer I was unfamiliar with and that alone made me curious. I never saw it in any of the beer stores or supermarkets, which seemed odd with its apparent popularity. We decided to make a pilgrimage to the town of Rechenberg itself to see for ourselves. It was a blustery cold day...

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  • Elbsandsteingebirge

    Travelling in Sachsen you´ve got to visit Dresden with it´s great buildings "Frauenkirche" and "Zwinger" and a beautiful scenery all around the river "Elbe". Following the Elbe you pass by the "Elbsandsteingebirge". Very beautiful landscape.

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