The Moravian Star from Herrnhut

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One of the most familiar signs of Christmas is the illuminated Moravian Star that lights up many a front porches around the world. When I first arrived in Dresden I loved seeing them everywhere, transforming the city into a fairyland during and after Advent. The star is an...

The Transport Museum Dresden. A must see

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Since the 11th of July the Transport Museum Dresden has become a place you should consider visiting. Especially if you are travelling with children. This is because they can learn about the development of transport in an extremely interesting and interactive way. From the first...

The Elbe River – Lifeline of Saxony

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The Elbe river is strongly associated with the Saxon identity. With a length of 1.091 kilometers it is the third longest river in Europe. It is the largest river in Saxony and for centuries the Elbe river has considerable economic importance. Only the Elbe river, from all the...

Cheers! 1.000 years of beer in Saxony

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Since Saturday, April 24, 2015 a new special exhibition has begun in the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen. The occasion is a chronicle of the entry Thietmar of Merseburg from the year 1015. There he tells the story of a honey beer at the Meissen castle that was not only drunk, but...