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 river and the many hills along its banks give the region its name: Weserbergland, or the Weser Uplands. It’s ideal for cycling holidays, because the Weser Cycle Route runs parallel to the river banks, some 500 kilometers from Hannoversch Münden to the Weser estuary on the North Sea coast.
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.