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BautzenGermany

Gaze up at the stately town hall and a skyline of medieval towers and church spires in this beautifully preserved riverside town.

Bautzen is a quaint medieval town perched atop a hill in the picturesque region of Saxony. Overlooking the Spree River, Bautzen is among the largest towns in the Upper Lusatia area and is distinctive for its rows of churches and towers. Amble through the well-preserved medieval center for a glimpse of the town’s charms.

Stroll along the riverside promenade for picturesque views of the trees and meadows surrounding the water. A little to the east of the river is the historic quarter, which contains the Bautzen Rathaus. Admire the Baroque yellow façade and clock tower from the spacious plaza of Hauptmarkt.

Visit the Cathedral of St. Peter in the central part of the old town. The cathedral dates back to the 15th century and its architecture is an elegant mix of Baroque and Gothic styles. See an exhibition at the technical museum housed within the Old Water Tower, which supplied the town between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and pubs in the town center. Try typical Upper Lusatia cooking and enjoy a local pilsner in a beer garden. Learn about the culture and history of the region at the Sorbian Museum. The Sorbs arrived here in the 6th century and a speak Slavic dialect more similar to Polish or Czech than German.

Find out about the town’s dark past and its two historic prisons. The former Stasi prison known as Bautzen II was converted into the Bautzen Memorial, which pays tribute to victims of both prisons.

The town’s domestic airport, Flugplatz Bautzen, can be reached from several locations across Germany. You can also fly to Dresden Airport and drive east for less than 1 hour to get here. Alternatively, take the railway around the many villages in Saxony. Expect snowfall in winter and warm summer months that are fairly wet.

Bautzen’s medieval walls contain a fascinating past and a rich blend of cultural traditions.

Top Hotels in Bautzen

MOMENTS Boutique Hotel
MOMENTS Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Goschwitzstraße 27, Bautzen
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $128 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Bautzen, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bautzen Rathaus and Old Waterworks. Bautzen Memorial and Sorb Museum are also within 15 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"The décor was refreshing. Something different. Room was a little small though."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2019

MOMENTS Boutique Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Bautzen
Best Western Plus Hotel Bautzen
4 out of 5
Wendischer Graben 20, Bautzen, Saxony
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $130 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in the heart of Bautzen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bautzen Rathaus, Sorb Museum, and Old Waterworks. Bautzen Memorial and Bautzen Reservoir ...

4.2/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Polite and accomodating front desk personel. Polite wait staff for breakfast. Wasn't a fan of the bed - too hard"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Best Western Plus Hotel Bautzen
Zum Handtuch
Zum Handtuch
2.5 out of 5
Hauptmarkt 5, Bautzen, Sachsen
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Situated in Bautzen, this pension is within a 5-minute walk of Bautzen Rathaus and Old Waterworks. Sorb Museum and Bautzen Memorial are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
OK Pension (small hotel) in center of town

"The two budget hotels I first tried to book were full. I took a chance on Pension zum Handtuch. It was OK."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2016

Zum Handtuch
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Bautzen

3 Bedroom Accommodation in Bautzen-burk
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Bautzen-burk
Bautzen, Saxony

Situated in Bautzen, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Bautzen Rathaus and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Old Waterworks. Kleinwelka Maze and Wasserschloss Wurschen ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Super Urlaub

"Das Objekt liegt nahe einer viel befahrenen Straße und der Autobahn A4. Daher etwas laut. Der Garten wäre für unseren Hund richtig toll, wenn er an allen 4 Seiten richtig eingezäunt wäre. Die Hecke gut gedacht, aber die Eichhörnchen sind für fast jeden Hund eine Herausforderung. An 2 Stellen kann ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2019

3 Bedroom Accommodation in Bautzen-burk
Apartment Zentrum Bautzen mit Netflix Wlan Kaffee Gratis
Apartment Zentrum Bautzen mit Netflix Wlan Kaffee Gratis
Bautzen, Saxony

Situated in Bautzen, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sorb Museum, Bautzen Memorial, and Bautzen Rathaus. Old Waterworks and Bautzen Reservoir ...

Apartment Zentrum Bautzen mit Netflix Wlan Kaffee Gratis
Spreeblick Apartments
Spreeblick Apartments
3 out of 5
Dresdener Str. 2, Bautzen, SN
The price is CA $65 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Situated in Bautzen, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bautzen Rathaus and Old Waterworks. Bautzen Memorial and Sorb Museum are also within ...

Spreeblick Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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