Here a romantic palace, there a fortified castle, and somewhere in between an old stable. Living history around every corner. And the real draw here, not only the grand castles and palaces of Meissen, Dresden, Torgau and Nossen but also the inimitable blending of centuries-old architecture and landscape design. Set amid wide and visually pleasing forest and lakeland landscapes, for example, is the picturesque summer palace of Moritzburg. Who wouldn’t be enticed by its unmatched tranquillity and character? Just as if you’d stepped back in time.