Travel to the cultural region of Saxony-Anhalt

halle sachsen anhaltTravel to Saxony-Anhalt and immerse yourself in a fascinating mixture of history, culture and nature. This federal state in the heart of Germany has something to offer for every visitor. Start your journey in the state capital of Magdeburg, where you can marvel at the impressive millennium bridge over the Elbe.

Stroll along the picturesque cathedral square and visit the imposing Magdeburg Cathedral, one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe. From there your path continues to Halle (Saale), a city with a rich tradition and a vibrant art scene. Visit the famous Moritzburg Art Museum or stroll through the historic old town with its charming streets and half-timbered houses.

Saxony-Anhalt also has a lot to offer culturally: Lutherstadt Wittenberg is an absolute must for those interested in history. Here you can visit the Luther House, where Martin Luther lived and worked, and admire the Castle Church, on the door of which he nailed his 95 theses - an event of great importance for the Reformation. In addition to the cities, nature also attracts numerous visitors to Saxony-Anhalt: the Harz offers breathtaking landscapes for hiking or skiing, depending on the season. Climb the Brocken - the highest mountain in northern Germany - to enjoy a spectacular view of the entire area.

The Marientor in Naumburg – a structurally rare barbican

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The Marientor in Naumburg – a structurally rare barbican

We were out and about in Naumburg again, first strolling through the historic old town and then along the Marienmauer to the Marientor, the only remaining city gate of Naumburg's city fortifications, which used to have five gates.

Tim Apolle - at home in Billroda and in the world

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Tim Apolle - at home in Billroda and in the world

When we were looking for a workshop for motorcycles, we first came into contact with Tim, who referred us to his father Steffen, who has far more than just a knack for extraordinary motorcycles, especially for KTM, Ducati and others, what else still driving around.

Billroda celebrates 875 years - a village honours itself

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Billroda celebrates 875 years - a village honours itself

Billroda was first mentioned in a document on May 30, 1148 - at least there is the first mention of a place as "Bilrieht", which would correspond in the description to both the time and the area of Billroda.

Travelling Rübeland to visit Baumann's cave

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Travelling Rübeland to visit Baumann's cave

In addition to hiking and cycling trails, the Harz also offers a large number of stalactite caves that are worth visiting when the weather is not exactly inviting for hiking or cycling.

Stopover at Drübeck monastery - with a recommendable café

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Stopover at Drübeck monastery - with a recommendable café

It was once again an intuitive stopover following a sign that brought us to the former Benedictine abbey, Kloster Drübeck, in the district of Drübeck near Ilsenburg on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains in Saxony-Anhalt.

Simson Schwalbe - a cult vehicle for all generations

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Simson Schwalbe - a cult vehicle for all generations

Sometimes it's the noises, disturbing but then so interesting and impressive that you inevitably look up in the direction of the "noise". This is what happened to us at the end of our bike tour from Memleben along the Unstrut back to Wiehe, where a small but fine ice cream café lured us.

Midwives' forest - a model that encourages imitation

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Midwives' forest - a model that encourages imitation

The Midwives' Association of Saxony-Anhalt has had a forest planted near Goseck. Two beautifully designed commemorative plaques complete the small grove and convey the message of the midwives:

Hike to the Goseck ancient solar observatory

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Hike to the Goseck ancient solar observatory

We had already been told several times about the circular moat not far from Goseck Castle, now the ancient building, better known as the “solar observatory”, should be hiked.

Christmas market in Halle: a solution despite Corona?

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Christmas market in Halle: a solution despite Corona?

The four decentralized “Halle Christmas Markets” on the market square, Domplatz, in front of the Ulrichskirche and on Hansering had to close due to the currently new 15th SARS-CoV-2 containment ordinance of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, which has been in force since November 24th, 2021.

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