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The Hidden Treasures of Sachsen: Dresden and Leipzig

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The state of Sachsen is the historical home to much of German and European culture. From Bach's church to Brühl's Terrace, all of it can be easily explored by train, car, or bus.
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Albertbrücke, Dresden, Germany
Certainly the Baroque buildings of Dresden’s Altstadt district are must-sees, as is funky Neustadt area, but don’t shortchange yourself by missing out on some low-key local favorites. Case in point is the Dresden Flohmarkt (Flea Market) held every...
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Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
A recently rebuilt Lutheran church that was destroyed in the fire bomb raid that devastated this city in February, 1945. Original pieces of the church were used in its reconstruction and are a darker color.
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Sometimes nature comes together with history to help create a memorable picture. In a wonderful day of wondering around Dresden, the clouds over the theater caught my eye.
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Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
You’ll find beautiful views of the river and amazing architecture all along Brühl's Terrace (nicknamed Europe’s Balcony), and since my hotel was just around the corner, I found myself spending some time there each day. One morning, I enjoyed my...
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Neuschönefeld, Leipzig, Germany
Hear concerts at the church where Bach was choir master in Leipzig. Nowhere else can you feel as close to the master as when you are in the space where he spent so much of his time.
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Str. des 18. Oktober 100, 04299 Leipzig, Germany
With the long name of Völkerschlachtdenkmal, this is a monument to the Battle of the Nations, located in South Leipzig and built in 1913. It commemorates the clash against Napoleon, and his defeat. The monument includes a museum, and it is...
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04317 Leipzig, Germany
These two parks at the heart of Leipzig offer lots of options for those who love sports and open-air activities. You can ride a bike and explore the parks, or enjoy a grill in the summertime. The parks are also good for book lovers, and they are...