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Bautzen: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Bautzen: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt tour in Bautzen solving the puzzles in order to get to the next place. In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes with small tasks that need to be solved. As a solution for the puzzles, get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach. Explore the tranquil Bautzen with its many towers, the Ortenburg castle, and the Sorbian traditions cultivated here. Learn how Bautzen was supplied with water from the Spree in earlier times and hear more about the numerous legends that surround the city. Along the way, take as much time as you’d like to stop for a snack, a coffee, or to do some shopping. Discover the very special flair of Bautzen at your own pace without a city map or travel guide. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the inner city of Bautzen. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Bautzen and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want. Please note that the scavenger box will be shipped to you and needs approximately 5 days.

From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

2. From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

Discover what was once Europe's longest trade route, the Via Regia corridor, and today’s urban gems of Upper Lusatia. See Germany's traditional blueprint or pepper cakes workshop in Pulsnitz. Slip back in time with the well-preserved old town of Görlitz. Visit Bautzen's medieval towers and impressive fortifications. Start your tour with a visit to Pulsnitz, aptly called the gingerbread city, to get acquainted with traditional blueprinting and pepper cake making. Continue to Bautzen, the cultural center of the Sorbian minority in Saxony. See the historical center with the Old Waterworks, Ortenburg Castle and the Sorbian Cultural Center. Hop on a minibus to see the outer city center of Görlitz with the Holy Sepulchre, the Nikolai cemetery and the Upper Market. Explore the many wonderful details of the Lower Market and the Zwinger at a leisurely pace. On the way back to Dresden, stop by the Berzdorfer See, the former open-cast lignite mine near Görlitz. Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations. Enjoy some free time during the day tour to soak in the atmosphere. Indulge in local tastings along the way and treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and delicacies.

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