The Saxon capital, 15 km from Coswig, combines the splendour of a baroque royal seat with the buzz of a modern city: museums, theatres, concerts, sports venues and the City Beach, shopping streets or the trendy Neustadt district.

Saxon Switzerland

The Saxon Switzerland national park region stretches along the Elbe all the way to Bohemia. Its picturesque, rugged landscape with its fascinating flora and fauna, with castles, churches, palaces and gardens, festivals and the Felsenbühne open-air theatre make it a paradise for any holidaymaker.


Picturesque Meissen, with its narrow lanes and historic townhouses, is dominated by the venerable cathedral and the Late Gothic castle rising high above the town. The Meissen State Porcelain Manufactory in Triebischtal attracts visitors from all over the world.


Moritzburg, with its rural baroque charm, is right in the middle of the Friedewald and Moritzburg Pond Landscape protection area. The majestic Moritzburg Castle, the Little Pheasant Castle, stallion parades and a game enclosure make it an attractive destination.


Radebeul, a garden suburb known for its wines and villas, is nestled in a pleasant hilly setting. Sights include the Saxon state wine estate at Schloss Wackerbarth, the Hoflössnitz museum of viniculture, the Karl May Museum or the narrow-gauge steam railway to Moritzburg and Radeburg.


After Meissen comes an idyllic section of the Saxon Wine Route – and a cycling paradise. Charming villages dotted among the vineyards attract visitors with seasonal wine stalls, the rural palaces of Seusslitz and Proschwitz, little museums and countless wineries.