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Culture

Theatre & Music

Elbe Sandstone shapes the setting of Europe’s most beautiful natural theater and of the most important music festival of the Saxon Switzerland: The Rathen Open-Air Stage and the “Sandstone and music” festival.

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Castles & Fortresses

Magnificent castles, steeped in legends, and scenic gardens: At the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, ancient monuments meet spectacular nature.

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Museums & more

The diversity of museums in Saxon Switzerland is staggering. Topics range from regional history, to nature preservation, to everyday life in the former East Germany, to animals and plants from primeval times. You can also find one of the few original, preserved artists' homes in Germany.

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Heavenly architecture

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains is richly blessed with sacred monuments – from the small, romantic village churches to the impressive Renaissance buildings. Even the great Saxon organ tradition is maintained everywhere here.

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