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.
A social media campaign is aiming to redress the perception that eastern Germany has fallen for far-right populism. The blogger Stefan Krabbes has started "the other East" hashtag, taken up enthusiastically on Twitter.
Thousands of demonstrators staged a "memorial march" on Sunday after police in the eastern town of Köthen arrested two Afghan men. The circumstances of the German man's death, however, are not entirely clear.