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Leisure in Saxony Dresden Leipzig Chemnitz

The current Saxon online newspaper. The latest news about leisure in Saxony, Dresden, Chemnitz and Leipzig.

A forest toilet stands along the Forststeig trekking route in the Saxon Switzerland National Park / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Trekking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains: forest trail accessible

Overnight stays are once again permitted in Saxon Switzerland. The opening of the Elbe Sandstone Forest Trail on Tuesday marked the start of the trekking season in the rugged rocky world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. According to the national park and forest administration in Bad Schandau, all ov ..

Numerous visitors stand on a viewing platform on the Bastei rock formation in the Saxon Switzerland National Park on German Unity Day / Photo: Frank Hammerschmidt/dpa

Saxony's tourism regions in demand at Easter

Spring is the first tourism highlight of the year. Saxony's regions are hoping for the best weather at Easter, which will entice visitors to go hiking and cycling - but also to enjoy culture.

The electric locomotive EA02 (l) and the steam locomotive "Moritz" at Zoo station in the Great Garden in the engine shed / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Over 1000 guests at the start of the Dresden Park Railway season

More than 1000 guests took one of the first rides on the Dresden Park Railway on Sunday. "It was a brilliant start to the season," said a spokeswoman for Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten gGmbH on Monday. Two mini-trains pulled by electric locomotives will be running on the 5.6-kilometer route ..

Sweets in jars with the label "I love Karls Döbeln" in the strawberry-cherry flavor, taken at the opening of Karls Erlebnis-Dorf / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa

Fire department operation at Karl's adventure village in Döbeln

One day after the opening, the fire department arrived at Karl's Adventure Village in Döbeln (Central Saxony district) on Sunday morning. The alarm was triggered by a fire alarm system at around 5.20 am, said Steffen Janasek, head of the local fire brigade. On site, however, it turned out to be a mi ..

The mascot Karlchen lies in the sales area of Karl's Adventure Village / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa

First Karls Adventure Village opens in Saxony

Many Baltic Sea vacationers have known Karl's Adventure Villages for some time. From now on, the chain is also present in Saxony: many families did not miss the opening in Döbeln on Saturday.

Pupils from Marienberg Grammar School and citizens of the town form the "We are World Heritage" sign. / Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Millions in funding for Saxon-Czech cooperation

Seven further projects are being funded with 9.25 million euros for cross-border cooperation between Saxony and the Czech Republic. These include the Silver Route project, which aims to develop sustainable tourism offers in order to better connect the 22 components of the UNESCO World Heritage Ore M ..

The Renaissance Colditz Castle / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Saxony wants to be a year-round tourist magnet

In future, Saxony wants to attract tourists all year round - including to the Ore Mountains. This region is not only suitable as a Christmas destination and for winter sports, you can also hike across blooming mountain meadows there, said Jörg Markert, President of the Saxony State Tourism Associati ..

A man fills out a lottery ticket / Photo: Inga Kjer/dpa

Fourth million prize in Sachsenlotto this year

For the fourth time this year, a Saxon lottery player has won millions. As Sachsenlotto announced in Leipzig on Monday, 1,077,777 euros went to the district of Central Saxony. The prize was won on Saturday in the Spiel 77 supplementary lottery. As the winner does not have a customer card, the prize ..

Cars drive along a road in the lightly snow-covered Ore Mountains / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

"Could have been better": mixed ski season

Heat and rain have taken their toll on the slopes in Saxony and skiing is currently suspended throughout the Ore Mountains. Holidaymakers have to switch to alternatives to traditional winter sports.