Welcome to Saxony-Anhalt. HERE you can experience many unique things. HERE every region has its hidden treasures and the right mix: from magical moments in the Harz mountains, exciting city trips, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to dreamy days along the Elbe and Saale rivers. The state's rich cultural life and unspoilt nature make for unforgettable adventures. Whether as an explorer or with the whole family, highlights, exciting events and insider tips await you here. Find adventures in your region by clicking on the map.
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Experiences, excitement and enjoyment in the wide open spaces of the Altmark: the idyllic countryside in the north of Saxony-Anhalt is just waiting to be explored. The historic Hanseatic cities are surrounded by woods and fields. Particular highlights are the eight cities in the Altmark that belonged to the Hanseatic League.
Breathtaking landscapes, unique cultural activities and genuine adventure: The Harz region offers a variety of experiences at all times of year. The area has more than 8000 kilometers of hiking paths, which lead past the steep rocky cliffs in the valley of the River Bode and along the legendary Devil’s Wall, for example.
Saale-Unstrut is a charming region in the heart of Germany with a rich cultural landscape and a wine-growing tradition going back to the High Middle Ages. The unique architectural heritage of the area, which dates back over 1000 years of European history, and its unspoiled river landscapes and old vineyards make this an inspiring vacation destination.
The peaceful woodlands of the Colbitz-Letzlinger heath, the blue ribbon of the River Elbe with its unique water meadows and the wide, fertile expanses of the Magdeburg Börde area: these are the perfect places to recharge your batteries and they are just waiting to be discovered. The historic city of Magdeburg lies at the heart of the "Mid-Elbe" vacation region.
Within a radius of only 35 kilometers, you will find three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: the Luther Memorials in Wittenberg, the Bauhaus, the Masters’ Houses and the Houses with Balcony Access in Dessau-Roßlau, the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz and the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve.
The magnificent medieval cathedral of Magdeburg towers over the city of Otto. It is a landmark that can be seen from a long distance away, above the baroque facades, green spaces and colorful roofs of the city. It reminds visitors of the city’s 1200-year history. This is the first Gothic cathedral built on German soil. The impressive structure is a memorial to Emperor Otto I, whose remains are interred inside.
Anyone looking for relaxation should try a visit to the city’s parks and green spaces. In addition to the Botanical Gardens, the Amtsgarten and Gimritzer Park, there is also Peißnitz Island in the River Saale, which is the perfect place to meet for open air sport, games and picnics.
There are four UNESCO World Heritage experiences in Dessau-Roßlau: The Bauhaus and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz UNESCO World Heritage sites are not far from one another and they are surrounded by the unspoiled countryside of the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. In addition, since 2016 a student’s notes on Luther's Lecture on the Epistle to the Romans have been included in the UNESCO International Memory of the World Register.