The state of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) is in central Germany bordering the states of Bradenburg (north-east), Saxony (south-east), Thuringia (south-west) and Lower Saxony (north-west). Magdeburg is the state’s capital, an important medieval city while the largest city is Halle, an educational and economic centre in central-eastern Germany. The city of Eisleben is known for being the birthplace of religious reformer Martin Luther in 1483. Charming historic towns are scattered on the Harz Mountains and at the foot of these mountains. The Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik) is a cultural route take will take you to must-see sites!
Population: 2.245 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Halle, Dessau-Roßlau, Wittenberg, Halberstadt, Wernigerode, Naumburg, Merseburg, Hansestadt Stendal, Bernburg, Eisleben, Lützen
Main attractions: Magdeburg Cathedral, Magdeburg's Green Citadel, Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen (art museum in Magdeburg), Wernigerode Castle, Burg Wettin (former castle, ancestral home of the House of Wettin), Martin Luther's birth house, Martin Luther's death house (Eisleben), Quedlinburg Old Town, State Museum of Prehistory (Halle), Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, Wörlitzer Park, Harz National Park
Nearest Airports: Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ - Flughafen Leipzig/Halle)
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