When to Go

  • Easter egg market draws crowds to Bautzen as the Sorbian minority braces for the annual equestrian parade through nearby villages
  • The cities are fun in the summer when life moves outdoors, festivals are in full swing and you can boat or cycle along the Elbe River.
  • Consider visiting in September, whenthe bulk of summertime visitors has gone and the cooler weather is ideal for hiking through Saxon Switzerland, with mountains dressed in opulent autumn garbs.
  • In December, you will find mulled wine and hearty street food at Christmas markets in every hamlet, plus Dresden and Leipzig's concert seasons in full swing and miners parading through Freiberg.