59 attractions you should visit in Saxony-Anhalt - With photos & details

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Top 59 attractions to explore in Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt is a state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia, and Lower Saxony.  Almost all of Saxony-Anhalt lies within the North European Plain, and its landscapes exhibit impacts from successive eras of glaciation.  One of the beautiful states in Germany which were blessed with natural beauty.

AchtermannshöheAchtermannshöhe, 37444, Germany
Outdoors- Other

The Achtermannshöhe in the Harz National Park is about 925  m above sea level is the third highest mountain in Lower Saxony. It is located near Königskrug and belongs to the non-parish Harz region of the Goslar district. One of the nice trekking destination and also a picturesque spot which gives a wide panoramic view of this area.

All Saints' Church, WittenbergSchloßpl. 1, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
Churches

All saints church is a Lutheran church in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the site where, according to Philip Melanchthon, the Ninety-five Theses were posted by Martin Luther in 1517. One of the majestic buildings in this area which is important in its lifestyle.

Barbarossa CaveMühlen 6, 99707 Kyffhäuserland, Germany
Caves

The Barbarossa Cave is an anhydrite cave in the Kyffhäuser Hills near Rottleben in the East German state of Thuringia. It is a cave with large caves, caves, and lakes. The anhydrite gypsum formed on the surface due to the humidity in the cave and, as a result, increased. The resulting layers of plaster gradually separate from the underlying rock and hang like wallpaper from the walls and ceilings of the underground caverns.

Bauhaus DessauGropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Museums

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is a museum dedicated to the Bauhaus design movement located in Dessau, Germany.IT has a collection of 49,000 is the second-largest collection of Bauhaus-related objects in the world. Its building was designed by the Spanish architecture firm Addenda Architects. Its lower atrium floor houses temporary exhibitions, while the upper floor is devoted to the permanent collection.

Baumannshöhle - Rübeländer cavesBlankenburger Str. 36, 38889 Oberharz am Brocken, Germany
Caves

The Baumannshöhle is the oldest show cave in Germany. The cavity was formed in Devon - lime of the Elbingeröder complex in conjunction with the formation of the Bode valley in the region of arbor specified disorders.  The cave has been visited by man since the Stone Age. One of the wonderful formations of nature which shows wonders.

Blankenburg CastleGroßes Schloß 1, 38889 Blankenburg (Harz), Germany
Iconic Buildings

Blankenburg Castle was a small castle in the village of Engehausen in the municipality of Essel in the German state of Lower Saxony. It dates roughly to the 13th century. All that remains are parts of the surrounding rampart. Today a rural farmstead, formerly a manor house, stands on the site of the old castle.

Blauer SeeBlauer See, 38889 Elbingerode, Germany
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Blue Lake is an artificial lake between Hüttenrode and Rübeland in the Harz Mountains, not far from Bundesstraße 27. The lake was created as part of mining activities in this region.  It is located in the conservation area resin and Northern Harz region and in the Harz nature park. It was classified as a valuable geotope by the State Office for Geology and Mining and is now used for geotourism.

BocksbergBocksberg, 06502 Thale, Germany
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Bocksberg in the Upper Harz is about 727  m above sea level high local mountain of the Goslar district Hahnenklee-Bockswiese in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony.  Its summit is 1.2 km east-southeast of Hahnenklee and 1.2 km northeast of Bockswiese, which together form the Goslar district of Hahnenklee-Bockswiese; the Goslar core city is 7.4 km to the northeast. On the summit of the Bocksberg there is a restaurant and a wooden observation tower that was built in 1976.

Bode GorgeBode Gorge, 06502 Thale, Germany
Outdoors- Other

A 10 meters long ravine which was part of the  Bode valley between Treseburg and Thale. The River Bode, which rises on the highest mountain in the Harz, the Brocken, has cut deeply into the hard Ramberg granite rock. The Bode Gorge was designated a nature reserve in early of 1937 and it is one of the largest nature reserves in Saxony-Anhalt. Right at the entrance to the Bode Gorge, there is a true playground paradise for children with a climbing wall, a mini roller coaster, adventure playgrounds

BrockenBrocken, 38879 Wernigerode, Germany
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

One of the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany with an elevation of 1,141 metres. This mountain has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils. Today it is part of the Harz National Park and hosts a historic botanical garden of about 1,600 alpine mountain plants. One of the beautiful locations in this area which was blessed with natural beauty.

Burg FalkensteinBurg Falkenstein 1, 06543 Falkenstein/Harz, Germany
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Falkenstein Castle is a German castle in the Harz mountains dating to the High Middle Ages period. It is located in the town of Falkenstein/Harz between Aschersleben and Harzgerode. It was built between 1120 and 1180 and has been modified frequently since then. Today the castle and its museum are one of the most popular destinations in the Harz mountains. It is part of the Romanesque Road. The castle has a falconry and a restaurant that offer traditional 'knightly' food.

Burg und Festung RegensteinAm Platenberg, 38889 Blankenburg (Harz), Germany
Iconic Buildings
Museums
Old Ruins

Regenstein Castle in Blankenburg is one of the special sights in the Harz with impressively preserved rooms, worked in the rock, give an idea of how important and defensive Regenstein Castle once was.  The castle is surrounded by remnants of a more recent fortress. The open-air museum makes various rooms accessible and tells the story of Regenstein through many different exhibits. At Easter, Whitsun, and in July, Regenstein Castle's past comes alive.

DrömlingGermany
Outdoors- Other

The Drömling is an approximately 340 km² and sparsely populated lowland area on the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The larger part of Saxony-Anhalt in the east was a nature park from 1990 and has been a national biosphere reserve since 2019. The former marshland was converted from a natural to a cultural landscape in the 18th century on the instructions of Frederick the Great.

Outdoors- Other
Parks
Forests

The Düben Heath Nature Park, which covers large parts of the self-titled Düben Heath, was the first nature park in Germany as a result of a citizens' initiative and not from a government office. Around 1990, to prevent further spread and development of mining in the neighborhood, the first citizens' initiatives were set up to protect and preserve nature in the area. The park is covered by a very varied, rolling heathland formed as a result of the Saale glaciation.

ElbauenparkTessenowstraße 7, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
Parks

The Elbauenpark is a family and leisure park in the northeast of Magdeburg.  The park area is about 100 hectares and consists of the parts Kleiner Anger and Großer Anger, which are separated by the busy Herrenkrugstraße but connected by a pedestrian bridge. The park has a total of four combined entrances and exits and three exits. According to Stern magazine, the Elbauenpark is the best leisure attraction in Saxony-Anhalt.

Elbe-Havel CanalElbe-Havel Canal, Germany
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Man-made Structures- Other

Elbe-Havel Canal is a navigable waterway in Germany, linking the Elbe and Havel rivers. Its eastern end joins the Plauensee, a lake on the Havel River, at Brandenburg, downstream from Berlin. This Canal is 56 km long and has three locks. With a depth of 2 meters, it can accommodate vessels of up to 1,000 tons.

Europa-RosariumAm Rosengarten 2A, 06526 Sangerhausen, Germany
Botanical Gardens

The Europa-Rosarium in Sangerhausen has the largest rose collection in the world. Today more than 8,600 rose species and rose varieties, over 57 rose classes - a total of around 80,000 rose bushes are planted on an area of ​​13 hectares. These include around 500 different species and forms of wild roses. The rosarium is operated by the GRF Foundation Europa-Rosarium Sangerhausen.

Gartenreich Dessau WörlitzAlter Wall 99, 06786 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz, Germany
Man-made Structures- Other
Botanical Gardens

Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm is a cultural landscape in Saxony-Anhalt that is significant throughout Europe and consists of several buildings and landscape parks based on the English model.  The garden realm today covers an area of ​​142 km² along the Elbe in the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since November 2000 . It was included in the Blue Book published in 2001.

GeiseltalseeGeiseltalsee, Germany
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Geiseltalsee is a residual open pit lake in southern Saxony-Anhalt. The lake was created in the course of recultivation measures in the former Geiseltal lignite mining area northeast of Müelte. With almost 19 square kilometers, it is the largest artificial lake in Germany, is one of the ten most water-rich lakes in Germany, and is the largest body of water in the Central German Lake District. Together with other lakes to the southeast, it forms the Geiseltaler lake complex.

Giebichenstein CastleSeebener Str. 1, 06114 Halle (Saale), Germany
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Castle Giebichenstein is the oldest castle on the Saale River. The upper castle houses an open-air museum, which offers an extraordinary view of the river Saale. The lower castle is home to the Kunsthochschule Halle. Being a Burgward in the 9th century, the castle became a royal residence of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, who gave it to the Archbishopric of Magdeburg which he had established in 968.

Map of attractions in Saxony-Anhalt