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___ SachsenA virtual guide to the German Federal State of Sachsen. Beside a state profile, this page offers links to sources that provide you with information about this "Bundesland", e.g.: official web sites, local news, culture, history, education, city- and country guides with travel and visitors information, tourist attractions, events and much more.
Flag of the German Federal State of Sachsen
Official Name: Freistaat Sachsen
short form: Sachsen
Nick name: Silicon Saxony
Motto: Sachsen. Land von Welt. | Saxony. State of the Arts.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET); Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Capital City: Dresden
Other Cities: Chemnitz, Leipzig, Bautzen, Görlitz, Hoyerswerda, Meißen, Zwickau.
Location: central east Germany, borderin Poland in east, and the Czech Republic in south.
Area: 18 413 km²
Population (2013): 4.0 million
Religions: 28.7% Protestants, 2.8% Roman Catholic, 64.6% no religious affiliation.
Natural resources: Kaolin
Agriculture products: Grain, diary products, livestock.
Industries: Chip producing, publishing, porcelain.
The Free State of Saxony is located in central east Germany, it is the easternmost federal state of the country.
It shares international borders with, (from the east and clockwise), Poland, and the Czech Republic and borders within Germany the federal states of Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
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Official Sites of SachsenSachsen
The Official Website of the Government of Saxony.
Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen
Saxony's state office for statistics - Saxony in figures.
Google Earth Sachsen
Searchable map and satellite view of Sachsen.
Google Earth Dresden
Searchable map and satellite view of Sachsen's capital.
Political Map of Germany
Administrative Map of Germany
NewsNewspapers from Saxony online (in German)
News from the centre of Oberlausitz.
DNN-Online - Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
With Dresden regional news.
Free Press Online, Chemnitz.
The Online Newspaper from Leipzig.
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
Public radio and television.
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Arts & Culture
The Bach Archive is widely recognized as the world’s pre-eminent centre of Bach scholarship.
Johann Sebastian Bach, the most famous of a large musical family, was born in Eisenach, Thuringia in 1685.
Thomaner Choir, Leipzig, a choir featuring boy sopranos. Johann Sebastian Bach served as director of the choir from 1723 to 1750.
Everything about the Saxony born writer.
Castles, Palaces and Gardens in Saxony.
The Dresden Frauenkirche was destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II and has been reconstructed as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
Official web site of the theater.
Official website of the theater in Dresden.
Semperoper - Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Saxon State Opera Dresden, A house with an international reputation.
Business & EconomyLeipziger Buchmesse
Trade Fair for Literature (in German).
Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen
Meissen Porcelain Manufactory made the first porcelain in Europe in 1708.
Destination Sachsen - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover Sachsen: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, tours and much more.
Destination Saxony, official tourism website of Saxony.
Saxony's U.S. tourism website.
Regional Tourism Guides
Tourism information about the Saxon Switzerland region and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
The Official Web Site of the City of Dresden - the State's Capital.
Principal Cities (official sites):
The City of Chemnitz.
The City of Leipzig.
Bautzen, Görlitz, Hoyerswerda, Meißen, Zwickau.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
EducationHochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
One of the oldest Art Academies in Germany (in German).
One of Europe's oldest universities, founded in 1409.
Environment & NatureNaturpark Dübener Heide
Information about the nature park Dübener Heide situated in Saxony Anhalt and Saxony.
A guide to nature and national parks in Germany.
About the state with an overview of Saxony's history, by the state's tourism web site.
History of Saxony
History of Saxony from 1485 till 1870.
History of Saxony
Wikipedia entry about Saxony's history.
Kingdom of Saxony
Wikipedia entry about the Kingdom of Saxony (1806-1918).
Additional Information about Sachsen
Open Directory Project: Sachsen
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