Little known facts about Saxony:
- The smallest Slavonic nationality, the Sorbs,
realised the advantages of Bautzen's position already until the Germans did .
- One of the best-known frontier-towns, Goerlitz/Zgorzelec,
is tangent to the 15th meridian and therefore it's exactly Central European
Time there .
- People have good reason for calling the capital of
Saxony, Dresden, "Florence by the river Elbe".
- Up and down this river you find lovely places such
as the old city of Meissen built on
a granitic rock and well known for its china and one of the most northern wine-growing
places all over the world - as well as the marvellous scenery of the bizarre sandstone
rocks in the Saxon Swiss where you can go by a paddle-steamer of the "White
- In the 11th century Saxony already
started to become one of the most advanced economic regions of Germany which represents
its achievements not only at the Leipzig fair.
- There isn't any place in this federal state in the
very south-east of Germany, in a region where three countries
meet, that is further than 145 miles from the border with Poland and even only 95 miles
from the border with the Czech Republic .
- The son of a pope ,Gotthold Ephrahim Lessing, was
erected a "living" memorial in the strict sense of the word by the inhabitants
of his birthplace, Kamenz, although he didn't return
there being a great poet.
- The city of Loebau,
situated at the edge of the mountanious part of the Upper
Lusatia, has got a unique cast-iron tower from which you can even see some hills
behind the German-Czech borders if the weather allows it.
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