One of the most favourite holiday destinations in Germany!
Saxony does not only convince thanks to its excellent research environment, but the federal state is also one of the most favourite travelling and holiday destinations in Germany.
People looking for recreation find ideal conditions directly in the vicinity of the laboratories of both biotech founding centres in Dresden and Leipzig. The picturesque landscape of the Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland) near Dresden offers bizarre sandstone rocks, dark forests and deep ravines for hiking and climbing enthusiasts. In Leipzig, the biggest renaturated lake district in Germany invites visitors to take a swim and go in for water sports.
But Saxony has more to offer: sun-bathed hillsides along the River Elbe where top wines are cultivated, ski slopes in Germany’s highest location, the town of Oberwiesenthal/ Erzgebirge, noble palaces and defiant castles as well as romantic landmarks in the numerous towns which are full of architectural treasures of past centuries.