Five UNESCO World Heritage sites are concentrated in Saxony-Anhalt in the tightest of spaces – the Naumburg Cathedral, the half-timbered town of Quedlinburg, the Martin Luther sites in Eisleben and Wittenberg, the Bauhaus and the Master’s Houses in Dessau, and the Garden Realm of Dessau-Wörlitz.
One arrives in the midst of the Romanesque Age on the state-wide Romanesque Road which connects 88 Romanesque churches, cathedrals, castles, palaces, and monasteries. Highlights are the cathedral treasures in Naumburg, Merseburg, Halberstadt, and Quedlinburg as well as Magdeburg Cathedral. Lovers of historic parks can explore 50 parks and gardens in Saxony-Anhalt.
Saxony-Anhalt‘s south with the wine region Saale-Unstrut is a popular destination for wine connoisseurs, while in the Altmark region, in the north of Saxony-Anhalt, visitors are travelling on ancient Hanseatic routes to eight historic Hansa towns. The Harz Mountains, with more than 8,000 km of signposted trails, are a true hiker’s paradise. Unique landscapes such as the Harz National Park and the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve make Saxony-Anhalt an ideal address for active holidaymakers and nature lovers.