If you've been following on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I went on a little exploring weekend getaway to Saxony (Sachsen) not long ago.
A good friend of mine was getting married in the small city of Oschatz. Around since the Neolithic, Oschatz is known to have been one of the 10 biggest cities in Saxony back in the middle ages thanks to the rapid growth of its population due to the "industrial" wanderings in the region (or that's what the sign by one of the town's churches says!)
Oschatz, like many other small medieval towns in Germany, has managed to mantain its splendour and character throughout the years, and won't cease to amaze you.
With history in every cornerstone and façade, Oschatz is one of those hidden gems I absolutely love discovering, specially if it's on such a special occasion as a friends wedding!
We arrived late night on Friday after a cruising drive through the German plains...and past the old West/East DDR frontier point.
Our home for the weekend, the hotel Zum Schwan, which was a breathe of fresh air after so many hostels lately.
Right in the middle of Oschatz, staffed by the nicest concierges I've ever met at a hotel, Zum Schawn is a traditional guesthouse dating back to 1458, with 42 beautifully decorated rooms located in two buildings, a restaurant, and a party room that can be rented for special events. This 4-stars hotel lived up to my very high expectations after such a long wait. (Sorry guys I was too tired to take any pics when we arrived, but you can find some in their website)
For only (aprox.) 41.50€/night (p.p.) incl. breakfast buffet, it's great price for value and a superb location for the short trip around Saxony, at just 60 km away from Leipzig (west) and Dresden (east).
The next morning, after a hearthy breakfast at the hotel, we decided to explore Oschatz before getting ready for the wedding. Such a nice place, but I'll let you see for yourself!
Isn't it just adorable? I would have loved to stay a bit more and explore the region but after a long and happy day, we went to sleep ready for the next part of our trip. But I'll tell you more about it next time!
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