Saxony is one of the 16 German federal states and is located in eastern Germany.
Geography: Saxony lies in eastern Germany and borders on Poland and the Czech Republic. The capital is Dresden. The landscape is very varied and offers both mountains and lowlands.
Culture: The former monarchs of Saxony have left behind many impressive buildings and art collections. These include historic buildings such as the Zwinger or Moritzburg Castle and treasures such as the Old Masters Picture Gallery, where you will find important paintings such as the Sistine Madonna.
Economy: The Saxon economy is growing fastest in Germany. The main industries include microelectronics, biotechnology, the IT industry and crafts.