Saxony is a federal state of Germany, bordered by Poland, the Czech Republic, and the German state of Bavaria. This landlocked region was once one of the country’s most prosperous, when its cities attracted business people and tourists alike. However, the Second World War changed this for Saxony, and it was only after the German reunification that the region began to gain popularity once more.
What draws visitors to Saxony now is its history and its culture - truly it is one of Germany's most artistically rich destinations. It also revels in its iconic landscape. With its borders boasting sights such as the Ore Mountains, Saxony has more than enough natural beauty to satisfy any aspiring photographer. The region is also deeply attached to its traditions and history, happy to share its architecture, its world renowned art collections, and its deep love of music with all its eager visitors.
However, its cities keep up with the times, and are some of Germany’s most visited. Leipzig is famously as cosmopolitan as other capital cities in Europe, and has a large choice of hostels to choose from, were you to consider a less expensive option for accommodation. The Saxons are famous for their attachment to their homes, and their love of sharing them, and in Leipzig, the hostels available manage to convey this, whilst also appearing professional and spotlessly clean.
In Saxony’s other popular city, Dresden, however, is where the true beauty lives. Once home to royalty, this city holds baroque and rococo architecture that dazzle, and it is now once again the political centre of Germany. The hostels that you can find here, despite the city’s expensive exterior, are not asking a king’s ransom for a nights stay. If you are more of a bohemian, artistic type, then this city and the hostels here will be much more to your taste.
Should you take a trip to Saxony, staying in easy and friendly accommodation with other excited visitors will definitely light up the already gorgeous region. Maybe you will go at Christmas, one of best times to visit this region, and take a look at Germany’s oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt. Perhaps you will stumble into an old traditional festival, and find yourself part of the action. Or maybe you will explore the vibrant night-life with new friends made at your hostel.
Whatever you discover, Saxony will find a way to reward you, and draw you into the Saxon’s love of life.
Hi, I'm Jakob Lombardi,
the Hostelz.com local expert for Saxony hostels. Welcome.