Saxony is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering Poland and the Czech Republic.
The capital of Saxony is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig. Saxony has a population of 4.3 million people and several well-preserved historic towns. Located in the middle of a large, formerly all German-speaking part of Europe, the history of Saxony spans more than a millennium. This page collates recent DW content on Saxony.
The tripping of a police officer in Germany's eastern city of Leipzig during New Year's violence has resulted a conviction against a street artist. Clashes in a left-wing suburb led to a federal row over policing.
Detectives believe the burnt-out car found on Monday was connected to the crime. However, they have no hot leads yet on who stole "priceless" jewelry from Dresden's Green Vault, one of Europe's oldest collections.