Best of Saxony (Private Tour)
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Day 1 - Berlin - Dresden
In the morning travel to Dresden. Dresden is one of the most charming cities in Central Eu-rope, nicknamed “Florence on the Elbe”. Visit the recently re-stored Frauenkirche church, the famous Dresden Opera House, the Imperial Zwinger palace and stroll along the Elbe River.
Day 2 - Dresden - “Saxon Switzerland” - Dresden
“Saxon Switzerland”, located southeast of Dresden, features exotic sandstone formations that dot the landscape. Sail by steam-boat on the Elbe River to the Pill-nitz Palace. Distinctly different from other German palaces and castles, this palace was built in a Chinese style. Continue by car to the “Bastion”, the symbol of Saxon Switzerland. The lookout on top of this 305 meter high rock offers an impressive view of the Saxon Swiss landscape, the Elbe River and the Bastion Bridge. This sandstone bridge, constructed in 1851, crosses a 40 meter deep gorge. Return to Dresden in the afternoon.
Day 3 - Dresden - Meissen - Weimar
In the morning depart for Weimar. Along the way we visit Moritzburg Castle. Nestled in a romantic landscape of lakes and forests, this baroque castle ser-ved as the movie set for “Three Wishes for Cinderella”. Then continue to Meissen, the first town in Europe to manufacture porcelain . Visit the city’s histo-ric center and tour its main at-traction: the Meissen porcelain factory. Next we travel to Weimar, the home town of famous historic figures such as Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt.
Day 4 - Weimar - Eisenach - Erfurt - Weimar
Today we travel to Eisenach and explore the impressive castle of Wartburg, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. Then continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome“ because of its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Augustine monastery and the Merchants´ Bridge (Krämerbrücke). Return to Weimar.
Day 5 - Weimar - Leipzig - Berlin
Travel to Berlin. On the way to Berlin we visit Leipzig and enjoy a sightseeing tour. For several centuries Leipzig was the economic and spiritual center of Europe. Continue to Berlin.
All This Included
Dresden: To be determined
Weimar: To be determined
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