Lichtenstein (Saxony) is so exceptionally beautiful, that it’ll completely bowl you over.
It’s a place of lush green rolling hills that just scream for you to spend just about every minute outside taking it all in; yet the town is filled with the most wonderful museums.
If the museums weren’t so awesomely cool, it would be a shame to be indoors. But, thankfully Lichtenstein has found a wonderful balance between the inside and outside.
After a visit to the City Museum, Coffee Pot Museum, or the Toy Museum, a picnic at any one of Lichtenstein’s eight parks would be most inviting.
You’ll need the energy to see even more museums around town. Lichtenstein’s Local History Museum is located within the Gerth Tower at the Parish Church Egidien. A fun stop for the little ones would be at the Mini Museums with exhibits of famous landmarks of the world, like the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal, all in miniature.
If you’re still hungry, the museum has a small restaurant, but no worries about portions being minature!
Here’s a tip: The only way you’re going to see the English Garden Park is by visiting Castle Lichtenstein, which was built in the early 13th century. It now houses the Daetz-Centrum, a museum filled with stunning wood sculptures from over 30 countries.
Besides the museum, the castle is now a wonderful look into how the nobles lived in the days of the Renaissance.
Don’t think for a minute that it’s all history here in Lichtenstein. This place is home to a fun and informative Planetarium, with a chance to explore the heavens on a 360-degree overhead screen. The kids (or, the kid in us ;-) are going to love this place!
Of course if you’d rather walk or cycle around the rolling hills of Saxony, you most certainly can’t go wrong. Come to think of it, Lichtenstein is just about perfect! :-)