The Elbe, Germany's third-longest river, has shaped many towns and landscapes, such as Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm and Magdeburg.
Culture meets nature in Saxony: a mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
The Christmas Garden is being held for the third time in the Botanical Garden in Berlin-Dahlem. This year the event will also take place in Stuttgart at Wilhelma and in Dresden in the garden of Schloss Pillnitz.
For 125 years Loschwitz Bridge, nicknamed the “Blue Wonder,” has been a landmark in the city on the Elbe. The venerable bridge is more than just a stop on a sightseeing trip, and is heavily traveled.
This highland region on the Elbe is just an hour's drive from Dresden and ideal for hiking and climbing. The best views are from the Bastei Bridge and Königstein Fortress.
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