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Old May 9th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #61
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Many towns in Saxony look like the descriptions of fairytales places, i can't help but thinking of Hänsel and Gretel .
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Old May 15th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #62
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Many towns in Saxony look like the descriptions of fairytales places.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #63
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #64
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Old July 16th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #68
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Old July 17th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #70
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #71
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I remember Sachsen a little differently...
The outskirts of Zwickau are not as nice as you might think.


But thanks for uploading other peoples pictures in a frenzy of nationalism. Not.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #72
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I remember Sachsen a little differently...
The outskirts of Zwickau are not as nice as you might think.


But thanks for uploading other peoples pictures in a frenzy of nationalism. Not.
Most of all other outskirts aren´t that nice (unlike upskirts) in so many other cities on this planet either.
Sachsen is probably the most underrated place in the world!
Together with Mecklenburg, Brandenburg and Vorpommern.
Pure wunderschöne german magic!
DDR is history (Thank God) but this is the real history!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #73
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Holy crap! I hate to say this but Saxony for the win! Dresden singlehandedly changed my view on old German cities. I wish we had such beautifully preserved buildings from the past in my country's cities

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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #74
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Most of all other outskirts aren´t that nice (unlike upskirts) in so many other cities on this planet either.
Sachsen is probably the most underrated place in the world!
Together with Mecklenburg, Brandenburg and Vorpommern.
Pure wunderschöne german magic!
DDR is history (Thank God) but this is the real history!
Yeah.


But if I want to see patched up touristy pictures, I'd buy the brochure.

Anyway, not too pessimistic. Have been there numerous times, and just wanted to bring the news that fairytales don't really exist in Sachsen. Die Deutsche Demokratische Republik is also real history, and very interesting as well.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #75
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Every town is different. Some have ugly outskirts, some (like Dresden or Görlitz) are famous for being beautiful beyond their historical cores.
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Holy crap! I hate to say this but Saxony for the win! Dresden singlehandedly changed my view on old German cities. I wish we had such beautifully preserved buildings from the past in my country's cities
Stop exagerating and complaining. You do.
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Most of the cities are not THAT beautiful. This photos show only the best of the best inside these cities. Hoyerswerda, Riesa - even Chemnitz and Zwickau - are realy not that beautiful - in the case of Riesa for example even very ordinary. Don't get me wrong - Chemnitz for example is very interesting - but outstanding beautiful for German standards? Never.

Also note that Saxony has nothing to do with the old Saxons. So most of your "ancestors" are most likely not from this area, but from the northwest of Germany.

Beauty or not - the way cities like Zittau lost importance, inhabitants and beside some nice restorations in the first 10 years after reunification can be seen as down-going cities are nothing I would call fairly-tale. But of course there is much beauty in Saxony - but dont overstate to much.

@krkseg1ops Poland has also some very beautiful cities. I can't see why Dresden should be better than Krakow. Krakow is also world-famous for its old city-charm.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #78
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Holy crap! I hate to say this but Saxony for the win! Dresden singlehandedly changed my view on old German cities. I wish we had such beautifully preserved buildings from the past in my country's cities
Nice job, these cities are very nice! And you know, I'm starting to agree with Germans on something else - Polish people can be really stupid, the young ones are gaga for anything western kind of like how they loved Levi jeans during communism

cudze chwalicie, swego nie znacie, sami nie wiecie, co posiadacie.

I'm looking forward to visiting Dresden finally this year
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #79
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Most of the cities are not THAT beautiful. This photos show only the best of the best inside these cities
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #80
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Most of the cities are not THAT beautiful. This photos show only the best of the best inside these cities. Hoyerswerda, Riesa - even Chemnitz and Zwickau - are realy not that beautiful - in the case of Riesa for example even very ordinary. Don't get me wrong - Chemnitz for example is very interesting - but outstanding beautiful for German standards? Never.
Saxony has a large number of preserved smaller towns, which are pretty neat. Görlitz, Bautzen, Löbau, Zittau, Pirna, Kamenz, Freiberg, Annaberg-Buchholz, Meissen and Torgau all have preserved historic centres. The big cities were destroyed, but Leipzig still has huge Gründerzeit quarters, and Dresden very nice suburbs. And Saxony has some picturesque areas with nice rural architecture too, like Upper Lusatia, Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe valley.

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Beauty or not - the way cities like Zittau lost importance, inhabitants and beside some nice restorations in the first 10 years after reunification can be seen as down-going cities are nothing I would call fairly-tale.
That's the main problem. If a town shrinks by 30% in just 20 years you have lots of little Detroits sooner or later.


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Well, it's better to compare it with a destroyed Polish town, that's fairer...
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