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Holidays in Saxony

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Most Saxony hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Super 8 by Wyndham Dresden
Super 8 by Wyndham Dresden
3.5 out of 5
Antonstraße 43, Dresden
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$101 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
4.3/5Excellent! (336 reviews)
Nice standard hotel.
"Friendly service."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Dresden
Dorint Hotel Dresden
Dorint Hotel Dresden
4 out of 5
Grunaer Str. 14, Dresden, SN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
4.2/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Rooms were clean and spacious. Very confusing to find the parking, not to many indications towards it. Otherwise, it is underground and safe. Breakfast is a little bit to sweet though..."

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2021

Dorint Hotel Dresden
Hilton Dresden
Hilton Dresden
4.5 out of 5
An der Frauenkirche 5, Dresden
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$148 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
4.2/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Everything was great except the shower water temperature rolled between hot and cold constantly."

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Hilton Dresden
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Top activities in Saxony

Saxony Holiday Packages

Delve through thousands of years of history and culinary traditions as you explore the villages, valleys and mountains of this scenic eastern German state.

Saxony is a state consisting of modern cities, quaint villages and mountainous nature parks. Medieval castles and churches rise above the townships, mimicking the mountains of the countryside. Discover the delights of the historic villages and appreciate the rocky terrain in Saxon Switzerland National Park.

The region’s largest city is Leipzig, which has many historic buildings that were restored following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Visit the Bach Museum to learn about the German composer who lived here. Make the most of a sunny day at the Leipzig Botanical Garden, the Leipzig Zoo and Abtnaundorfer Park. Bring the kids to the Belantis Amusement Park.

Dresden is the capital of Saxony and has an eclectic old town that blends rococo and Baroque architectural styles. Note that much of the city was destroyed by heavy bombing by British and American forces during World War II. Gaze up at the majestic Frauenkirche church with its huge dome and visit the fantastic sights of Dresden Castle, Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House.

Venture into the Ore Mountains region, known for its wooden crafts. Explore the charming villages of Seiffen, Olbernhau and Marienberg. Visit Chemnitz for the Klaffenbach Moated Castle the Roter Turm Tower and the Saxony State Museum of Archeology. Learn about the state’s past as a medieval duchy, a kingdom, a republic and part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Note that several languages, such as the Slavic-based Sorb dialect, exist alongside German here. The climate is generally mild with snowy winters.

The state takes up a large part of eastern Germany and borders Poland and the Czech Republic. The centre of the area is about 140 miles (225 kilometres) south of Berlin and 275 miles (440 kilometres) northeast from Munich. Fly to Dresden Airport in the heart of Saxony and get around the region by railway.

Saxony is a realm of historical towns with a rich history and vast natural parks with tall, snowy peaks.

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