Destination guide

The old and the new in Saxony

The region of Saxony is brimming with cultural hotspots, 16th-century frescoes and inspiring history. The German State Museum of Art and Culture is housed in a real-life castle in Oldenburg, whilst neighboring Visbek boasts megalithic graves from the Stone Age amongst its attractions, or feel your jaw drop in front of the towering Gothic cathedral of Bremen. Travelers can hop on the bike sharing scheme of baroque Dresden, and cycle through one of the world's most cultural cities, drinking in the Renaissance beauty or tour the city of Leipzig exploring its many ties to Bach. And don't miss out on a trip to the awesome Saxon Switzerland National Park.

Things to do

Saxony's magnificent art collections

There's an opportunity to see magnificent European art while in Saxony. Housed in the grand duke's castle, the State Museum of Art and Culture in Oldenburg boasts a collection of over 30,000 exquisite paintings and artifacts, from priceless Old Masters to ingenious Classic Modernism. Travelers staying in Saxony vacation rentals can feel like royalty with a trip around Dresden's Zwinger Palace, which is a fine example of late baroque architecture. After, why not take a trip on a paddle steamer up the river Elbe? In Leipzig, meanwhile, kids and adults alike will be impressed with the city's zoo, where hundreds of different animals reside.

Activities

Climb the old hills of Saxony

Home to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Saxon Switzerland National Park is perfect for rock climbing. Located just an hour outside Dresden, you can find many of Saxony's vacation rentals in a convenient – some might say a stone's throw – distance for tackling the cliffs and crags. The sheer diversity of the aeons-old rock face offers climbers unique natural experiences, and present over 17,000 free climbing routes. If you've got experience, nothing will beat conquering a peak and seeing the Saxon world sweep before you. And if you're beginning, learn from local experts how to master the Elbe sandstone rock.

Weather

The magic of the Saxony seasons

If you're looking to book a Saxony vacation rental in the winter, then pack those wooly sweaters and thick gloves as it's going to get cold. You'll rarely see the mercury rise above freezing in the daytime, and at night it can plunge further. However, the region is almost guaranteed a beautiful snowfall at this time of year, so Saxony is the place to come for a winter wonderland Christmas to awe the family. In the summer, the ice melts away for sunshine and temperatures reaching into the 70s.

Natural features

Breathe in the nature of Saxony

Saxony is an ancient land of rolling hills and green valleys. You can see the cloud-topped peaks of the Ore Mountains looming to the south, and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains rearing to the east. In the forests outside Dresden, travelers can find wild boar, deer and hares roaming freely, a sight to kickstart imagination in any adventurer's heart: whether they're a child's age or older. And if you travel to the far north you'll find the East Frisian islands off the North Sea coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where it's possible to spot wild birds, and seals sunbathing amongst the mudflats.

Where to stay around Saxony?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,407 vacation rentals near Saxony. From 360 Houses to 75 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saxony for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Saxony?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saxony. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dresden: 685 vacation rentals
  • Leipzig: 343 vacation rentals
  • Jahnsdorf Kreisverkehr Station: 204 vacation rentals
  • Bad Schandau: 480 vacation rentals
  • Freiberg: 50 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Saxony! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Saxony?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saxony:

  • Dresden: 685 rentals
  • Leipzig: 343 rentals
  • Freiberg: 50 rentals
  • Rothenburg: 52 rentals
  • Görlitz: 67 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Saxony?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Saxony are:

  • Dresden Airport (DRS): 682 vacation rentals
  • Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ): 429 vacation rentals
  • Zittau (ZIT): 170 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Saxony?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Saxony. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jahnsdorf Kreisverkehr Station: 204 rentals
  • Bad Schandau: 480 rentals
  • Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity: 198 rentals
  • Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments: 817 rentals
  • Oelsnitz (Erzg) Station: 187 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saxony listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Saxony

Dresden
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