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Pony Eddie stands next to an old horse-drawn wagon that serves as a sleeping place for pilgrims with hay. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

More money for hiking and pilgrimage projects in Saxony

This year, the Saxon Hiking and Pilgrimage Academy will be able to fund around 90 instead of the original 60 projects for the maintenance and expansion of the necessary infrastructure as well as new offers. This is possible thanks to a short-term increase in funding from the state budget from 100,00 ..

Pony Eddie stands next to an old horse-drawn wagon that serves as a sleeping place for pilgrims with hay. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

More money for hiking and pilgrimage projects in Saxony

This year, the Saxon Hiking and Pilgrimage Academy will be able to fund around 90 instead of the original 60 projects for the maintenance and expansion of the necessary infrastructure as well as new offers. This is possible thanks to a short-term increase in funding from the state budget from 100,00 ..

A funicular railroad carriage pulls new sleepers with an attached carriage on the line between the Dresden district of Loschwitz and Weißer Hirsch as part of the main inspection (photo taken with a drone). / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden funicular back in operation with a new TÜV certificate

After a break of almost two months, Dresden's historic funicular railroad will be running on schedule again from Saturday. According to the city's transport company, the regular special inspection, which is due every ten years, did not result in any complaints from the TÜV. Both carriages received n ..

A directional arrow for the Caspar-David-Friedrich Trail. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Friedrich Trail in Saxon Switzerland like new

To mark the 250th birthday of German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the hiking trail named after him is being rediscovered in Saxon Switzerland. The revised 15-kilometre route near Krippen was officially opened on Monday. It follows historical paths on which the artist demonstra ..

A directional arrow for the Caspar-David-Friedrich Trail. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Friedrich Trail in Saxon Switzerland like new

To mark the 250th birthday of German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the hiking trail named after him is being rediscovered in Saxon Switzerland. The revised 15-kilometre route near Krippen was officially opened on Monday. It follows historical paths on which the artist demonstra ..

A mountain bike stands behind a sign during a media event on the "Blockline" project in the "Blockhausen" open-air museum / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Ore Mountains start season for cyclists

The Ore Mountains are ringing in the new cycling tourism season. Whether mountain bike or road bike - various tours invite you to discover the landscape and nature. In some places there is snow again.

Two flags with the inscription "Chemnitz 2025, European Capital of Culture" and "Purple Path" stand next to each other / Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa

Travel providers gather information on the Capital of Culture 2025

A showcase for the Capital of Culture Year 2025: the city of Chemnitz and the surrounding area will be presenting itself to travel providers and trade journalists from almost 40 countries from this Sunday. The occasion is the Germany Travel Mart, which is being held in Chemnitz until Tuesday. At thi ..

A carriage of the funicular stands in the mountain station. The cable car, which is popular with tourists, is not in operation for almost two months due to the main inspection that takes place every ten years / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Dresden funicular railroad is at a standstill for two months

The funicular railroad in Dresden, which is popular with tourists, will not be in operation for almost two months from today (Monday, April 8). According to the Dresden Transport Authority (DVB), the reason for this is the main inspection of the funicular, which is only carried out every ten years. ..

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.

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 ..

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.

The castles of Bullachberg (l) and Neuschwanstein near Hohenschwangau / Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Equalization fund buys Bullachberg Castle

After speculation about a sale, the ink is dry. The Wittelsbacher Foundation has bought another castle not far from its prestigious Hohenschwangau Castle. It is to be rented out.

A Ferris wheel and rides are illuminated with colorful lamps in the evening at the autumn festival on the Pieschner Allee fairground / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Significantly more overnight stays in Saxony

Saxony's tourism industry was pleased to see an increase in the number of overnight stays last year. Individual vacations in particular are on trend. However, the coronavirus crisis is still having an impact.

Dresden's landmarks are silhouetted at sunrise / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden welcomes recommendations from abroad

Dresden is experiencing growing interest abroad as a tourist destination. On Thursday, Dresden Marketing GmbH (DMG) cited a mention of the city as one of 52 recommended "Places to Travel" worldwide in the New York Times as well as a recommendation from the largest British travel association, the Ass ..

Snow covers Prague / Photo: Deng Yaomin/XinHua/dpa

Castles and palaces in the Czech Republic offer Christmas spirit

Numerous castles and palaces in the Czech Republic invite you to Christmas markets, exhibitions and concerts during the Advent season. In the castle courtyard of Decin (Tetschen) on the border with Saxony, stalls with culinary delights and handicrafts await visitors on December 17. Local choirs and ..

Excavators and construction vehicles stand on the site of the future harbor basin of Leipzig City Harbor. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Leipzig city port to be expanded

The city harbor in Leipzig is being expanded. For just under 15 million euros, the harbor basin will be built by 2026, as well as a promenade and a pedestrian bridge, as the city announced on Wednesday at the start of the work. In addition, more berths for excursion ships and private boats will be c ..

View of the scaffolded floating church "Vineta" on Lake Störmthal / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

The floating church "Vineta" is renovated

The floating church "Vineta" is an attraction in the Leipzig Neuseenland. After several years on the water, the building now needs to be renovated. Everything should be ready by the opening of the season.

Brushes lie on a table / Photo: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Saxony's brush makers recruit skilled workers

Saxony wants to focus more on its 200-year-old tradition of brush makers - also to attract urgently needed skilled workers to the industry. The local brush manufacturers are "hidden champions" that radiate beyond Saxony and Germany, said Regional Development Minister Thomas Schmidt (CDU) on Friday i ..

Water sports enthusiasts enjoy the summer weather on the Berzdorfer See lake near Görlitz / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Berzdorfer See: Green light for shipping

Lake Berzdorf in the Lusatian Lakeland near Görlitz is ready for shipping. The Saxony State Directorate announced that the Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (LMBV) has withdrawn its objections to the general order on the use of the water body. Only for nature conservat ..

A carriage of the suspension railroad, which opened in 1891, travels to the valley station. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden suspension railroad fit for another ten years of operation

The historic suspension railroad on the slopes of the Elbe in Dresden has received the operating license for another ten years after the general check. Because of its "excellent technical condition," only minor work had to be done this time, as the Dresden Transport Authority (DVB) announced at the ..