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Industry in Saxony (routecode: RT15948)

Industry in Saxony (routecode: RT15948)

Length: 1204 km
Start: Treffurt
End: Braunschweig
Countries: Germany
Specials: Culture, History
Spinning weaving, pounding jackhammers, puffing locomotives, singing violins, throaty cars, stamping presses, bubbling brew kettles, ticking clocks and many more activities are happening in the rich industrial past of Saxony.
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Points of interest

Festplatz (sitecode: 3520)
Treffurt / Thüringen / Germany
Rate: € 6,00
Max. number of places: 20
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 368 km
Klein-Vogtland (sitecode: 3906)
Adorf / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: Free
Max. number of places: 3
Opened 1/4 - 1/11
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 534 km
Berlin Musical Instrument Museum, Bienengarten 2
Address: Bienengarten 2, Markneukirchen, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.30923, 12.32851
Category(ies): Museum
Description: It seems a good choice to go along with the tour. With so many tools touch and lost the enthusiasm the road literally without a guide. Until the crisis years this region was the world leader in the construction of musical instruments violins and brass work ahead. Today Markneukirchen is still a major player in the construction of musical instruments.
Golzschtalbrucke
Address: S295, Netzschkau, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.62247, 12.24397
Category(ies): Sight, Viewpoint
Description: Towards Zwickau we visit the Göltzschtalbrücke in Netzschkau. In 1860, all manually-made bricks wonder world of 78 meters spans the valley. At the time, was cemented with a mixture of sand, lime and alum. The high bridge was necessary because locomotives could not take steep slopes. The building is still in use as a railway bridge.
August Horch Museum
Address: Audistraße 7, Zwickau, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.73241, 12.48324
Category(ies): Museum
Description: We visit the August Horch Museum in the former Horch factory and a demonstration with the machines which at that time were made with automobiles. The exhibited specimens are all dazzlingly beautiful works of art. We also see the development of the car engine.
Platz der Volkerfreundschaft (sitecode: 21714)
Zwickau / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: € 2,00
Max. number of places: 100
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 532 km
Bergbaumuseum Oelsnitz
Address: Pflockenstraße 27, Oelsnitz/Erzgeb., Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.72509, 12.73008
Category(ies): Museum
Description: The tour starts with the vivid explanation of the origin of coal. Then you walk past all kinds of heavy machinery until you end up in the shaft itself and there experience the chilly underground feeling. The buildings themselves are stunningly beautiful, especially the high shaft building.
Freizeitgelände Alten Ziegelei (sitecode: 3907)
Niederwürschnitz / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: Free
Max. number of places: 5
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 550 km
Saxon Industrial Museum
Address: Zwickauer Straße 119, Chemnitz, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.82356, 12.90046
Category(ies): Museum
Description: In a brilliant iron foundry, the Saxon Industrial Museum, including a camping Trabant with a roof tent.
Sächsiches Eisenbahnmuseum
Address: An der Dresdner Bahnlinie 132, Chemnitz, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.86147, 12.96605
Category(ies): Museum
Description: In the afternoon we go to the authentic Saxon Railway Museum, in a former depot. The turntables for two large semicircular buildings allow there a depot to store more than twenty locomotives. The row pitch-black steam locomotives with their red noses and wheels are a feast for the eye of the train enthusiast, for whom this complex must be a real mecca.
Johannisbad (sitecode: 13935)
Freiberg / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: € 10,00
Max. number of places: 10
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 582 km
Haus Schminke
Address: Kirschallee 20, Löbau, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.10005, 14.65960
Category(ies): Sight
Description: In Löbau we take a look at Haus Schminke, a villa of a rich nudelfabrikant who was enthused by the new pragmatism. The villa of 1930 looks intriguing modern.
Stellplatz am Lobauer Berg (sitecode: 27449)
Löbau / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: Free
Max. number of places: 3
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 668 km
Landskron Brau-Manufaktur
Address: An der Landskronbrauerei 116, Görlitz, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.14027, 14.98894
Category(ies): Sight, Bar / Pub
Description: About 25 kilometers away is the brewery Brau-Manufaktur Landskron located on the Neisse in Görlitz, on the border with Poland. The beautiful architecture is right: it seems workers were working at that time in castles. The owner villa is now a museum shop.
Dreiweiberner See (sitecode: 13958)
Weisskolm / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: € 12,50
Max. number of places: 14
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 642 km
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, Dresden, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.11244, 13.75303
Category(ies): Sight
Description: The Great Festival Hall, a little church in this village, which now serves as a theater, was the icing on the cake. The crisis and the Second World War stopped the progress and the Russians have obviously left their mark, as shown by the decorations in the Festspielhaus.
Wohnmobilstellplatz Am Blüherpark (sitecode: 3890)
Dresden / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: € 14,00
Max. number of places: 50
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 606 km
Schwebebahn Dresden
Address: Pillnitzer Landstraße 5, Dresden, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.05347, 13.81649
Category(ies): -
Description: We cycle from the east motorhome in Dresden along the Elbufer, to a steep ride on the world's oldest Schwebebahn. Once drawn up, you get a beautiful view of the Elbe and a tie Blaues Wunder, a magnificent steel bridge in 1893.
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum
Address: Schillerstraße 2-3, Glashütte, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.85193, 13.77965
Category(ies): Museum
Description: In the former building of the watch trade school now sits the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum and we entertain ourselves well: truly art with a capital A. Through a glass wall you see repairmen busy with their fiddly work and that's really different than changing a battery.
Bergbaumuseum Altenberg
Address: Mühlenstraße 2, Altenberg, Germany
Geocoordinates: 50.76312, 13.76824
Category(ies): Museum
Description: We are curious to a former tin mine, now Bergbaumuseum Altenberg. A guide demonstrates in a former quarry underway at various locations techniques from different times, from 1440 until its closure in 1991.
Stadthafen Leipzig (sitecode: 29557)
Leipzig / Sachsen / Germany
Rate: € 7,00
Max. number of places: 15
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 505 km
Museum für Druckkunst
Address: Nonnenstraße 38, Leipzig, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.32905, 12.34362
Category(ies): Museum
Description: This museum, with its antique lettermatrixen and presses, is feast for bibliophiles and techies. Everywhere you look people or machines in motion. For us it is still a wonder how all those arms and legs working printing machines.
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei
Address: Spinnereistraße 8, Leipzig, Germany
Geocoordinates: 51.32693, 12.31857
Category(ies): Sight
Description: For a lover of industrial architecture oily must. We point out a building with Spinnerei Archiv Massiv info on the facade, where what you will learn about the history, but is much more fun and relaxed with a plan to snoop around.
Bürgerpark (sitecode: 10460)
Braunschweig / Niedersachsen / Germany
Rate: Free
Max. number of places: 16
Opened 1/1 - 31/12
Distance from Utrecht: approx. 368 km