"Saxony Tales" Top 5 Page for this destination Land Sachsen by richiecdisc

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Though Saxony stands as the most industrialized and densely populated state of the former East Germany, it also is full of both natural and man-made wonder. From the weather beaten bizarre peaks of the Elbsandsteingebirge to the hauntingly beautiful cultural center of Dresden, Saxony exudes a grace and authenticity that eludes more famous areas of Western Germany. It is true that the states of the former East Germany are economically strapped compared to their counterparts in the west. While this can give an initial impression of depression, this lack of funds and isolation has perhaps saved the area from rash changes that can often mean the death of the very thing that travelers come to experience: an authentic old world feel. Saxony has plenty of this to offer with far fewer crowds than you will find in more famous areas of this vast country, and at a fraction of the price too. With its close proximity to the Czech Republic and Poland, it has a true eastern feel. This feeling is one that Western Europe seems to lose more of with each passing year. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Last visit to Land Sachsen: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Great tips Richie. I'm looking forward to visit some of your tips later this year.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 9:22 AM

    How disappointing, I found some of your tips didn't even mention "beer"! Lift your game. Cheers.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2007 at 5:55 AM

    oops, I almost missed your updates here :-) But you still make me want to go to Saxony in winter - looks gorgeous ! How come that I missed Schlafmützchen beer on my first read ? Cute name :-)))

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2007 at 3:00 PM

    Richie, another beer tour-de-force combined with an excellent overview of Saxony! The cities have some amazing architectural delights but the landscape of the rugged Elbsandsteingebirge blew me away! Konigstein fortress looks very impressive too!

  • Maggies's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    Found the church :) I'm sure it will look a little different in sunny spring. Anyway, I know how to get there and will be there.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2003 at 12:58 PM

    Fantastic page. And so humourous written ... Have you also checked out the "Zwickel" beer?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2003 at 3:50 PM

    Lovely new travelogue, nice to see a pic of you and D together. loved the little swiss mountains (into pic especially) and more reflection pics here too :-)

  • aliante1981's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2003 at 3:42 AM

    Unfortunately, I did not make it there again last summer. Well, hope to revisit the location in future!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2003 at 1:05 PM

    What a pleasure to explore beautiful Saxony with such a great local guide! I'm sure to visit Elbsandsteingebirge one day!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2003 at 2:04 PM

    Garlic soup and fennel beer!! Wow. After reading this page I feel I've been there, such a fantastic write up. And superb photos to compliment. :-) -Pam.

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