“Mein Sachsen lob‘ ich mir” (“Give me Saxony any day”). Situated in the heart of Germany, the state is known for its culture and spirit, as well as its economy and strength. Whether it be book fairs, the Semperoper or the Bachfest, Saxons can be proud of their cultural diversity. Apart from the major centres such as the capital Dresden, Leipzig or Chemnitz, the state’s landscapes are also distinguished by an unmistakable character. The dense forests of the Ore Mountains, Leipzig’s lowland plain with its fertile alluvial soil, and the picturesque “Saxon Switzerland” attract numerous visitors every year with their unique charm.
Saxony experienced its main economic boom with the peaceful revolution of 1989 – with the Monday demonstrations in Leipzig – and the associated German reunification. Since then, the state has recorded constant growth, particularly in construction and industry, though it has also made a name for itself in crafts and trade. Saxons are said to be cosmopolitan and fond of travelling, but are also always jovial, homely and very warm. So it’s no wonder that customs and traditions are given high priority here. This commitment and dedication made the blue swords of Meissen porcelain and woodcarvings from the Ore Mountains famous well beyond the borders of the Free State.

Plauen lace and Ore Mountain Schwibbogen are fixed parts of Saxon folk art, and can only be found here in the Free State. So it’s hardly a surprise that the typical Saxon candleholders have become bestsellers at the Christmas markets, and a coveted souvenir for international visitors.

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Located on the Hauptstraße between the Golden Rider statue and Jorge Gomondai Square