Land Sachsen Transportation

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Land Sachsen Transportation

  • Getting There By Train

    Leipzig Transportation

    The main station at Leipzig is one of the worlds largest railway stations with a length of 298m, 24 platforms and 45m wide arches. Until 1934 the station had a Saxon and Prussian administration. Later, in 1996-97 it was completely rebuilt with a shopping centre and multi-storey car park.

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  • Getting Around By Public Transport

    Leipzig Transportation

    You can easily walk around the Old Town upon your arrival in Leipzig from the main train station. Most of the main sights/museums are there so you don’t have to worry for public transportation. There is no underground system but if you need a tram there are plenty of them (modern and old) and you can catch them in front of the train station. A...

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  • Facts / General Information

    Leipzig Transportation

    To say that the Altenberg-Leipzig airport is small is something of an understatement. It currently has only one scheduled service per day via Ryanair - to Stansted, London Although Leipzig has another larger airport, closer to the city - this place provides by far the cheapest option to/from the U.K. It's a very homely little place to pass...

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  • Parking / Getting Around By Car

    Leipzig Transportation

    Our hotel Landhaus Fleischhauer was located in the centre of Lützen. It was a 30-minute drive to the centre of Leipzig (20 km) along the national road B87. We found a free parking in the centre close to the New Town Hall.

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  • Getting There By Bus

    Leipzig Transportation

    If you arrive in Leipzig on Ryanair (see other tip) you will of course have realised that Ryanair's defintion of which airport belongs to which city is somewhat hazy. At one point they advertised a flight to Copenhagen, when it did'nt even land in the same country ! (it actually went to Malmo) Altenberg airport is about 40Kms from Leipzig, but...

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  • Getting there by car

    An excellent transport infrastructure enables drivers to reach all parts of Saxony.Main autobahns (motorways):°A 4 (Görlitz (Polish border) - Dresden - Chemnitz - Erfurt - Frankfurt)°A 9 (Berlin - Leipzig - Nuremberg - Munich)°A 13 (Berlin - Dresden)°A 14 (Dresden - Leipzig - Halle - Magdeburg)°A 17 (Dresden - Prague (CZ))°A 38 (Göttingen-...

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  • Muscular-powered Taxis in Dresden

    In the centre of Dresden you may take one of these funny Velo-Taxis that may take 2 persons around the town and is driven by muscular-power of a student.That kind of Taxi is certainly a good equivalent to ordinary taxis, especially for tourists, not beeing in a hurry during their vacations, and they may go at streets, where ordinary cars wre not...

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  • To Meißen by Car: How far/how long...?

    Distances from Meißen to:- Pirna: 49 kms.- Dresden: 24 kms.- Leipzig: 100 kms.- Berlin: 180 kms.- Frankfurt: 450 kms.- Prague (Czech Republic): 173 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.393 kms.Do you know where in Germany Meißen is? If the answer is no, have a look at the map.You also can find here more distances together with the driving time and the best...

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  • To Pirna by Car: How far/how long...?

    Distances from Pirna to:- Meissen: 49 kms.- Dresden: 20 kms.- Leipzig: 131 kms.- Berlin: 195 kms.- Frankfurt: 478 kms.- Prague (Czech Republic): 127 kms.Do you know where in Germany Pirna is? If the answer is no, have a look at the map.You also can find here more distances together with the driving time and the best route.

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  • Enjoying the Elbe river

    A nice alternative might be to take a little cruise along the Elbe river into Saxon Switzerland and back to Dresden. You will get a totally different view from the river!

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  • You choose.............

    Saxony is an area with every single means of transportation, that you can think of:there are numerous airports (e.g. Dresden or Leipzig), trainstations, highways, so whichever way you choose - you will get there it!

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  • Dresden - hop-on, hop-off tourbuses

    In Dresden you may choose between different tour-operators, offering a big city-tour for a price of ca.18 €uros.The company I have choosen last summer was the one, sending their buses around in a circle each full hour and you could hop on and off as often as you wished to.This system is somehow great, and I had my chance to get off at the...

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  • Loschwitzer Standseilbahn

    In Dresden-Loschwitz, just about 200 meters from the "Blaues Wunder" you may take also another cablecar to get uphill to the area called "Weisser Hirsch" (white deer) with an excellent panorama-view from the Restaurant Luisenhof.This cablecar, that looks like an ordinary tram, but is torn uphill by a cable needs 3 minutes to take you up the track...

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  • The Schwebebahn in Dresden-Lössnitz

    Close to the "Blaues Wunder" in Dresden-Loschwitz you may take this "Schwebebahn" / suspension railway in order to climb up the hill and have a great panorama-view of Dresden and the surroundings.This suspension-railway dates back to the year 1898 and was opened in 1901, beeing the first of its kind, climbing uphill by hanging down of the...

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  • Take the Waldeisenbahn in Bad Muskau

    In Bad Muskau you may take the Waldeisenbahn (Muskau Forest Railway).It is a 600mm narrow-gage railway founded in 1885 and it gave up the service in 1978.It finally became a tourist-attraction in 1993 and it is a lot of fun to take such an old steamtrain and explore the area around Bad Muskau.The price of the round trip is 9,- € children 6-15 years...

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  • Cruising Saxony between Schandau and...

    For romantic people and those, beeing interested in old steam-ships I may highly recommend to take the steam-boat in order to explore the most important places along the river Elbe:Ships will start at Dresden and go down the river to Meissen or up the river, where you may get to places like Schloss Pillnitz - Pirna - Rathen & Elbsandgebirge -...

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  • Take the Lössnitzdackel - an old...

    Lößnitzdackel - don't ask me where this funny and strange name comes from, I may just tell you that Lößnitz is a river and dackel is a small but rather long kind of dog ....It is an old steam-train, dating back to 1883 , with a narrow-gauge of 750mm.It will start 8 times daily in Radebeul and will go to Radeburg with a top-speed of...

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  • Getting there by train

    Saxony can easily be reached by the Deutsche Bahn. Mainline network on ICE, IC, EC, Interregio, CityNightLine and DBNachtZug trains from all directions. Regional rail services from Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz bring you to further destinations in the region.

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  • Getting there by plane

    Saxony has two International Airports. °Dresden Airport is located 9 km (5.5 mi) north of Dresden Altstadt. Suttle service opperates frequently. Good connection to autobahn A 13 (Berlin - Dresden) and A 4 (Dresden - Frankfurt).°Leipzig/Halle Airport is located 18 km (11 mi) west of Leipzig and 25 km (15.5 mi) east of Halle. Suttle service opperates...

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  • thanks to my chauffeur , D

    Dresden has an international airport and is well connected to major cities in Europe by train too. Prague is only two hours away by rail! Though there is a good network of buses to get around Saxony, a car comes in handy as often it's what is between towns that in interesting. Rentals are a good alternative but nothing beats a local with her own...

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