located in the middle of Europe, Saxony faces big challenges.
To us, the tasks we have to cope with at present, seem to be
huge and overwhelming. But if we look back at history, we
see that continuously there were challenges we passed
successfully. It is difficult to pursue long-term goals in
times of increasing volatility and inconstancy.
background of its history, our family wants to give
incentives and provide some thoughts which shall stand for a
cosmopolitan and forward-looking Saxony. As it can only fail
to provide solutions to such an extensive area of conflict,
let’s try to settle our thoughts and to contribute them to a
common and open dialogue.
society gives itself a frame, norms and an order, it strives
for common goals and it stands for continuance. In the age
of mass media, it gets more and more difficult to strengthen
solidarity in society. Therefore, it is necessary and
essential to consider our common identity which basically
can be traced back on culture and fine arts.
To give young people an idea of Saxony’s past also means to
inspire them for their lives. The cultural heritage which
can be found in the extraordinary museums held by the Free
State of Saxony should be a starting point for a new social
Economy and society influence each other more and more, as
consequence of globalization living spaces all over the
world are strongly connected. We have to strengthen
entrepreneurial spirit, to provide an excellent education to
young people and to encourage them to live and work in
Economy mustn’t be an instrument to satisfy material needs;
instead, it has to become an ethical image of a responsible
culture were Saxony’s most lasting investments. Pieces of
art, both timeless and international in standing, are
durable evidences of thinking and awareness.
Behind the exhibits held by the Free State of Saxony, we can
see the blistering decidedness which made it possible to
convert the little into the valuable and everlasting. Let’s
learn a lesson from this and convert the seemingly
unimportant into something important, multifaceted and
unique – even a cherry stone can show 185 faces in Saxony!
science helped to overcome frontiers. By means of science,
the quality of life increased and tremendous progress was
Today, Saxony is a worldwide known centre of knowledge. But
we have to ask ourselves, what science is for and to whom it
has to serve? First of all, research and science have to
secure human rights. They have to be lasting and supported
by scientists who feel obliged to our society’s humanistic