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Saxony-Anhalt stretches from the quiet, restrained Altmark around Stendal and Salzwedel to the mountain ranges of the Harz with its stories and with towns worth seeing like Quedlinburg to the unique floodplain landscapes on the Elbe. In between are small, inviting towns, wide landscapes and several lakes and dams. Magdeburg, the capital, is unusually green and lively and, in addition to the cathedral as the most important sight, also has a beautiful Elbe promenade. And those looking for history and significant sites will find the home of the Bauhaus in Dessau and the starting point of the Reformation in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

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We show you the most beautiful cities in Saxony-Anhalt.

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Sights in Saxony-Anhalt

A short trip to let the soul dangle: Saxony-Anhalt combines a wide range of tourist attractions with history, culture and landscape. Nature and hiking enthusiasts will find their perfect spot in Saxony-Anhalt’s west, at the famous Harz National Park. For lovers of nature, this area is pure paradise. Idyllic valleys with picturesque waterfalls, such as in the Ilse Valley, provide a fascinating ambience during discovery tours. Also spectacular to see is the Devil’s Wall, a rock formation from the time of the dinosaurs, which stretches over 20 km and is a real natural wonder.

The highlight among the natural spectacles is the Hexentanzplatz Thale, which is also often called the Grand Canyon the Heart. On the Hexentanzplatz are a mountain theater, a summer toboggan run, an animal park, an observation tower and a cable car.

Equally impressive is the Road of Romanticism, which begins in Magdeburg and stretches throughout the state. A total of 88 buildings from the Romantic era are connected by a route. Also on the Road of Romanticism is a moated castle that is now used as a wellness hotel.

Another special feature is the city of Quedlinburg, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should definitely be seen. The buildings and cute half-timbered houses from past eras distinguish Quedlinburg. In the world heritage city, past and future unite with each other. Let yourself be fascinated by the contrast of the medieval atmosphere and the young art scene, which was created by the historical charm of the World Heritage City. Especially the picturesque old town with its winding streets, historic half-timbered houses and cafes exudes a magical ambience. Quedlinburg’s old town is home to several important buildings such as the town hall and the half-timbered museum. But one highlight is at least as worth seeing in its own way as the monuments from medieval times. The strong contrast to the medieval atmosphere is the Ferropolis. Ferropolis is both a theme park and an industrial museum. “The city of iron” also attracts many musical artists, as in addition numerous events are held there.

Die 10 größten Städte in Saxony-Anhalt


Halle (Saale)

0.2 million inhabitants
Halle (Saale)
Halle an der Saale is the largest city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and the birthplace of the composer Georg Friedrich Händel. Before German reunification, the city in the "chemical triangle" of the GDR was primarily an industrial location. Today, the old university town presents itself as a ...


0.2 million inhabitants
Magdeburg is the capital of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The city on the Elbe was first mentioned in documents as early as 805, and in 926 it became the imperial palace of Otto I. With 13 percent green space, Magdeburg is one of the greenest cities in Germany. Several city parks invite ...


80,100 inhabitants
The cities of Dessau and Roßlau merged in 2007 and since then have had the double name Dessau-Roßlau. With the Bauhaus by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus epoch, the city became known and famous beyond the borders of Germany and Europe in 1925/26. Originally, the Bauhaus was a school building ...


45,800 inhabitants
First mentioned in 1180, the town of Wittenberg is inextricably linked with the Reformation and the person and work of Martin Luther. It was here that the reformer Martin Luther lived and worked for more than 40 years and, according to legend, he posted the famous 95 theses on the entrance to the ...


40,300 inhabitants


40,200 inhabitants


39,100 inhabitants


38,200 inhabitants


33,900 inhabitants


32,600 inhabitants