Visit one of Germany’s most historic regions for a rich cultural experience
“48 hours in…”: Discover 13 historic towns in Saxony
From A for Annaberg-Buchholz tor Z foir Zwicckau – here’s your ultimate “48 hours in …” city break round-up of 13 historic towns and cities in Saxony: A new content hub on http://www.visitsaxony.com provides you with all you need to know about an inspiring range of picturesque towns and cities in Saxony. Even better, we have prepared itineraries for a long weekend, featuring insider tips and including the best places and things to do. So, are you ready to discover delicious wines in Meissen, Pirna as the gateway to Saxon Switzerland, the truly European city of Görlitz, Saxony’s “silver town” Freiberg and much more? Then click here… for a weekend full of great sights and must-sees!
Opera Leipzig with standout programme
Opera Leipzig’s new 2018/2019 programme is out – and includes a number of exciting highlights: Strauss lovers will find his most popular work nicely packaged up in two special “Strauss weekends” and Wagner buffs can look forward to a new production of “The Flying Dutchman”, plus, of course, the Ring cycle. This also brings Leipzig’s opera one step closer to the stated goal of making the entire oeuvre of the Leipzig-born composer an integral part of the repertoire by 2022. There’s also a lot on the agenda for all friends of Italian opera, including Verdi and Puccini, and a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in December 2018. Here… you will find the 2018/2019 highlights at a glance and the brochure for download.
The Allure of Art: New brochure
World-class museums, galleries, innovative arts spaces and art schools – Saxony has it all. “The Allure of Art – History, Museums, Workplaces”, a new, free brochure, for the first time collects everything worth knowing about the region’s unique art scene in one place. As a handy tool for travellers and travel professionals, it navigates users through the astounding wealth of museums, galleries and art spaces – including many outside the major cities Dresden and Leipzig – and enables them to design their very own art trip. From anonymous Gothic masters to the New Leipzig School of contemporary times and including the Cranach family of painters, Canaletto, Caspar David Friedrich, the artists of the “Brücke” group, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka or Georg Baselitz – the history of art in Saxony is not short of big names and internationally renowned artists: Be inspired for your very own Saxony art trip and order the brochure free of charge here…
2019 Bauhaus centenary – create your trip!
Since 1997, Dresden incoming agency and group travel specialist AugustusTours has been organising customised city and culture trips to Saxony and other parts of Germany, including organising accommodation, restaurants and tour guides, excursions and itineraries as well as museum, opera and concert tickets. With Germany celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus in 2019, there’s no better time for exploring the country on the “Bauhaus trail”. Among the creations of the hugely influential design school are some absolute classics, and Chemnitz, as the Saxon stop on the round trip’s itinerary, offers special insights for design lovers: Art Noveau master Henry van de Velde, whose ground-breaking work provided the roots for the Bauhaus, built his Villa Esche in this town west of Dresden. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture plus, there’s Museum Gunzenhauser in a former modernist bank building as another hidden gem to be discovered!
New audio guide: Immerse yourself in Saxony’s garden realms
Saunter through Saxony’s most beautiful gardens, be enchanted by the scent of flowers and herbs and surprised by unexpected views and insights: The region’s historic parks and gardens often hide seemingly inscrutable secrets. However, Saxony‘s renowned garden and landscape designers will “speak from the past” and personally disclose them to you. How? Just use our entertaining smartphone audio guide through the history of 11 parks and gardens in Schloesserland Sachsen. Free download for Android and iOS here…
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