Cheap flights to Saxony

Saxony, officially the Free State of Saxony, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, the 10th-largest of the country’s 16 states in terms of area and the sixth-largest in terms of population. It borders the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries Poland and the Czech Republic. Like Bavaria, it has a long history of independence as a kingdom and therefore, possesses a strong sense of self-identity. Its capital is Dresden. The state is divided into eight cultural, geographic, and historical regions. Its areas should not be confused with Old Saxony, where Saxons live and which corresponds approximately to the modern German states of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and the Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia. Saxony’s history spans more than a millennium: from its days as a medieval duchy, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom, to becoming a republic.

What to see & do

Saxony is home to tourist-attractive cities like Dresden and Leipzig, as well as the WWII prison camp of Colditz. Historic towns such as Bautzen, Freiberg, Görlitz, Meissen, and Pirna are also located here. Saxony is a picture of a perfect holiday destination, with its castles jutting from mountaintops, majestic palaces, steam trains, and indigenous Sorb folk traditions. Semperoper, an opera house in Dresden, and Gewandhaus, a concert hall in Leipzig, have been among the finest musical venues in the world for centuries. Dresden’s history is also notable for its devastation during the WWII and for successfully resurrecting its baroque heritage. Meanwhile, Leipzig sparked the ‘peaceful revolution’ of 1989, which resulted to the fall of the Berlin Wall and led to the reunification of Germany. Bach, Canaletto, Goethe, and Wagner are some of the prominent figures that greatly influenced the region’s culture. See the Romanesque and Gothic architecture of the historic Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas' Church), but more so, its striking neoclassical interior. It was the site of a peaceful revolution. The Frauenkirche in Dresden is one of the city’s most prominent and beloved symbols. It was bombed in 1945 but was rebuilt and consecrated in2005. It offers panoramic views atop the dome. Its galleried interior also serves as a venue for concerts, meditations, and services. Meanwhile, a visit to Sorbisches Museum means being acquainted with the history and culture of Saxony with its exhibit depicting the customs and festivities, religion, architecture, and music of the region. The top floor highlights the modern Sorb history. Don’t miss the chance to see the Erlebniswelt Haus Meissen, a museum made of porcelain – a remarkable display of Meissen artistry and craftsmanship.

How to get around within Saxony

Taking public transport in Saxony can be convenient when you purchase the Saxony-Ticket. It gives you, plus up to four more passengers (one or both parents or grandparents, plus all their children or grandchildren up to 14 years), a good value for your money with its unlimited train travel during the day (between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm). The tickets are good for second-class travel throughout Saxony, as well as in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. You can also use it on any regional Deutsche Bahn trains (IRE, RE, RB and S-Bahn), as well as some private trains like the LausitzBahn.

How to get there

The region is being served by two major airports (Dresden Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport) which offer scheduled passenger flights to Dresden and between Leipzig and Halle, as well as flights to almost all cities in Germany and a number of destinations in Europe.

Flights to Saxony

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