Easter customs in Saxony - sachsen.de
down the slope, with the winner being the one whose egg remains intact, whose egg covers the longest distance, or who has the most unbroken eggs at the end.
After World War II, egg rolling resumed around 1950, but was ceased
130 Jahre Weißeritztalbahn - sachsen.de
100-year flood in 2002 dealt a hefty blow to the historic railway. The surges of the Red Weisseritz eroded tracks, washed some of them away, and destroyed the railway's buildings.
The section between Freital-Hainsberg and
Mining traditions - sachsen.de
to the mining traditions, and are an integral part of the days leading up to Christmas. The parades originally served to honour the lords of the land on special occasions, such as VIP visits. Today, they are the highlight
Christmas treats - sachsen.de
Lassig is the 22nd Dresden Stollenmädchen. For the next year, the 21-year-old aspiring pastry chef will be the ambassador of the Dresden Christstollen.
The Christstollen is one of Saxony's most traditional Christmas specialities,
Easter in Saxony - sachsen.de
Easter in Saxony
After the sub-zero temperatures and the snow, the start of spring finally sees the first few sun rays gleam in the sky, meaning Saxony's Easter festivities are just around the corner. Children particularly
Easter riding processions - sachsen.de
their manes and tails washed and elaborately braided. Even the harnesses are often decorated with fresh flowers. On the day of the procession, the horses also wear colourfully embroidered bows, often bearing the Sorbian flag.
Chemnitz/Zwickau - sachsen.de
is palpable here - not only looking back to the past, but also in the present and for the future. Festivals, such as the RAW Festival during the Tage der Industriekultur, held ever September, or the IBUG, probably the only
Saxony's winter sports regions - sachsen.de
providing the ideal conditions for some skiing and tobogganing fun. The region between the Ore Mountains and Zittau Mountains is bound to have something to suit every visitor's tastes.
The Ore Mountains
The Ore Mountains
Upper Lusatia - sachsen.de
in the mood to explore. In the region's far south, in the tri-border area with Poland and the Czech Republic, is the Lenten cloth city of Zittau, whose townscape bears numerous signs of the former wealth brought by trade,
Saxony's most famous boys' choirs - sachsen.de
Kapellknabeninstitut in 1709 following Augustus the Strong's conversion to Catholicism, the Dresdner Kapellknaben are today the boys' choir of the cathedral (formerly the Hofkirche), with some 100 members. The boys primarily
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