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Journey Through Saxony
Journey Through Saxony

Journey Through Saxony

Photographs By Tina Herzig, Photographs By Horst Herzig, By Sylvia Gehlert

Journey Through series


128 Pages, 9.25 x 11.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9783800316441

Rights: US & CA

Verlagshaus Würzburg (Sep 2011)
Verlagshaus Wurzburg

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Saxony shines with its magnificent cities and fantastic landscapes in this striking travel companion. The metropolis on the Elbe is portrayed as bursting with Saxon spirit and historic monuments of European note, among them the Zwinger, Taschenbergpalais, and the palaces of Moritzburg and Pillnitz—all of them testimonies to the riches once harvested in the region’s silver mines. This handbook documents how Saxony continues to further its long history as a center of trade, with the Choir of St. Thomas and the Gewandhausorchester nurturing a valued musical tradition. Chemnitz and Zwickau are featured as the economic and cultural driving forces of West Saxony, and Meißen as the site where “white gold” is still produced at the famous Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufacturers. Capturing the region’s spectacular scenery, this guide travels from the mountains of the Erzgebirge to the castles dotted about the Saxon heathlands and from the Vogtland to Upper Lusatia. The area’s natural beauty is celebrated, manifested also in the bizarre rock formations of the Elbsandsteingebirge, the idyllic river meadows of the Mulde, and the low mountains around Zittau. Additional features focus on famous Saxons from Johann Sebastian Bach to Karl May, the great powers of Augustus the Strong, the traditions of the Erzgebirge, the language of the Saxons, and local specialties such as “Stollen” and “Leipziger Allerlei.”

Author Biography

Tina Herzig and Horst Herzig are freelance photographers and designers. They have contributed to illustrated books on France, Denmark, England, and Hesse. Sylvia Gehlert is an expert on Romance and Germanic languages and literature. She is a teacher at a French university and works as an author and translator for publishing houses in France and Germany.