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The two largest cities in the state of Saxony-Anhalt are the state capital Magdeburg and Halle (Saale), and another regional centre is Dessau-Roßlau.
Saxony-Anhalt has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Bauhaus, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, the Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg, the old town of Quedlinburg and the Naumburg Cathedral. In the country there is a diverse landscape of castles, palaces and churches and other valuable cultural monuments. With several universities and research institutions, Halle and Magdeburg are scientific centres.

Hike to Rudelsburg - Bad Kösen as a starting point

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Hike to Rudelsburg - Bad Kösen as a starting point

In our blog article "Ghost beech in Bad Kösen" we had already described a section of the hiking trail network that ultimately leads to the Rudelsburg, partly through wonderful shady deciduous forest and partly within sight of the Saale river.

Stolberg – One of the pearls of the Southern Harz

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Stolberg – One of the pearls of the Southern Harz

On the way to our authors' meeting in Halle, we wanted to visit the Harz town of Stolberg again, which we could only pass by during our last excursion in the spring due to lack of time, but which we had still had in mind due to the wonderful half-timbered buildings.

A walk through the old town of Naumburg

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A walk through the old town of Naumburg

The research for an ATM machine led us into the city centre of Naumburg in southern Saxony-Anhalt for the first time, whose landmark, the early Gothic cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, is one of the most valuable European monuments today.

On the way to Eckartsburg - passing summer tobogga

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On the way to Eckartsburg - summer tobogga in Eckartsberga

Brilliant sunshine in April had motivated us to take another walk, far away from large numbers of people despite Corona, so in choosing our destination we were sure not to meet anyone, which should also prove to be correct since all of the so-called local attractions were closed anyway.

Imposing graduation tower in Bad Kösen - on Saale River

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Imposing graduation tower in Bad Kösen - on Saale River

If you are traveling in different regions of Germany, you will occasionally come across interesting buildings of bygone eras, which, sometimes surprisingly, will be given high priority again due to changing use and changed tourist interests.

Meadow landscape - a walk along the Lossa

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Meadow landscape - a walk along the Lossa

Another walk has taken us along the Lossa creek, where we came across an almost heavenly piece of land, beginning at the end of village Billroda.

Halle - Donkey fountain and Beatles Museum at Old Market

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Halle - Donkey fountain and the Beatles Museum at the Old Market

The next day was to be followed by another tour of downtown Halle, so Detlef did not just have the Old Market with its donkey well in mind, but also the only existing Museum of music history of the Beatles.

Bergwitzsee Camping - location for blogger and TV

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Bergwitzsee Camping - location for blogger and TV crew

With great excitement and interest in the meeting with the blogger and image filmmaker Stefan and, of course, with the entire camera crew, who was on location for filming on behalf of the ARD, we drove to Bergwitzsee in Saxony-Anhalt.

Hanseatic city of Stendal - Brick Architecture & History

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Hanseatic city of Stendal - brick architecture & Hanseatic history

Stendal is located in the north of Saxony-Anhalt, is the largest city of the Altmark and is one of the oldest cities in the old Mark Brandenburg. Thus one finds the first documentary mentioning of the place already from the year 1022.

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