Things to do & places to visit in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Saxony-Anhalt #15 destination in Germany 2023. The average rating score is 4.30 based on 16.9k traveler reviews, of 778 attractions. Timezone: Europe/Berlin, current date and time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 23:31.

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  1. 5.0 EscapeVenture Magdeburg (145 reviews)
    - EscapeVenture - VR-Game Medusas Gate
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 9:45 PM Spent 1-2 hours Escape Games
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    Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. The escape game attracts tourists and visitors and is a unique pleasure for families, friends and employees. Embark together with your team in an adventurous race against time and space. When door closes, the adventure in which you will meet lots of puzzles, hints and mysterious objects starts. Can you manage to find the exit in 60 minutes? Not force, but creativity, logic and team spirit are in demand. See more..
  2. 4.5 Altstadt (974 reviews)
    - Charming town popular with German tourists.
    Historic Walking Areas
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    We arrived here about 10 days after Germany allowed hotels to reopen. Our hotel was packed. As we traveled through Thuringia we came across almost no foreign tourists, but noticed some towns are very popular with Germans. This is one. We arrived on Sunday afternoon and were surprised at the large number of tourists and open cafes. The altstadt is quite extensive and charming. Monday evening seemed much quieter. We started by walking up the steps to the castle garden and view of the town. It was after 4 and the castle was closed but we were able to walk through. The next day we noticed that the path to the castle was blocked. We never went in to any of the churches or museums, just wandered the town, and read all of the Ferienwohnungen adverts. Our second day there we drove to Thale and did the hike along the Bode river--starting at Treseburg. See more..
  3. 4.5 Wernigerode Castle (896 reviews)
    - Simple castle
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    Of course it is a highlight of Wernigerode which you must visit. I did everything on foot but there is the little train which you can take to go up, I think it costs 4 euro. The entrance ticket costs 7 euro and the interior might be not very big but there are some interesting rooms which cannot be photographed. For example, a very large dining room. You must visit the garden for beautiful flowers and views. This is free. My tip is the viewing point of Agnesberg. It is a short hike in the forest and then you have a cool view of the castle from far. See more..
  4. 4.5 Gruene Zitadelle (546 reviews)
    - Must have for anyone visiting Magdeburg!
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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    Welcome to the Green Citadel - Friedensreich Hundertwassers’ “oasis for humanity and nature in a sea of rational houses”! This stunning location in the heart of Magdeburg, the capital city of the state Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It offers not only individual living spaces but space to experience: attractive shop fronts, function rooms, a hotel, a theatre, offices, medical practices and a kindergarten are all under one very special roof. The tour of the building that includes access to a few select interior spaces provides the visitor with a broad understanding of the architectural ‘causes’ that were so important to the artist and that he integrated across his structures. From the highest tower of the Green Citadel you are going to enjoy the stunning view over Magdeburg! See more..
  5. 4.5 Magdeburger Dom (466 reviews)
    - Recommended
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    A beautiful cathedral. Yes, plainer than many inside, but still beautiful - very detailed sculptures and carvings. Especially liked the 'weeping angels' - left hand side of the cathedral through a door. And don't miss the tombs of Otto the Great and his first wife Edith. Buy a leaflet for the cathedral (1 euro) so you know what you are looking at. Costs 2 euros to take photos but worth it. Then go to the Dommuseum Ottanianum which is next door to find out more. See more..
  6. 4.5 Castle Church (415 reviews)
    - A must to see
    Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Churches & Cathedrals
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    This is a place all christians should visit and especially lutherans. But also others to reflect your christian values. Grave, painting and statue of Martin Luther and ofcourse the important theses. Do you recall any of the over 90 of them? See more..
  7. 4.5 Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus (353 reviews)
    - Martin Luther House and Museum
    Religious Sites
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    My husband and I had an amazing opportunity to visit this historical site. It is said to be the world’s largest museum relating to the Reformation. It contains many original objects from Luther’s life, including his pulpit from Wittenberg’s parish church, a monk’s habit and numerous bibles, pamphlets and manuscripts. According to available information, the Lutherhaus is a writer’s house museum built in 1504 as part of the University of Wittenberg. The building was the home for most of his adult life and where he wrote his famous 95 Theses. The Augusteum is an expansion to the original building that was built after his death to house a Protestant seminary and library which still exists today. Both buildings are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Open daily except for Mondays. Tours are available. Don’t miss this historical site. See more..
  8. 4.5 Harz National Park (352 reviews)
    - Thale to Treseburg 3-hour walk
    National Parks
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    Would recommend the walk from Thale to Treseburg about 3 hours. Beautiful scenery - waterfalls, rockpools, tree tops, mountains and valleys and high views. No scrambling and down rocks, easy to follow. The place for a beer at the end in Treseburg is up on the hill as you enter. It was excellent. Food and prices were great. We were tempted to stay for dinner but had other plans. You can catch the bus back from Tresesburg to Thale on the free Harz tourist ticket. All in all a great day. See more..
  9. 4.5 Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (350 reviews)
    - Time to visit the Bauhaus
    Architectural Buildings
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    Best time to visit while there are regular tours during the centenary. Facilities are in great shape and tour docents are excellent. Dessau is in a quiet area so rent a bike to get around town and out to the Garten Reich, an amazing array of historical estates east of Dessau See more..
  10. 4.5 Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz (265 reviews)
    - Must see
    Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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    Amazing large landscape park with plenty to see and explore. On Monday the castles are closed but this way the parc was very quiet, which we enjoyed. Entrance to the park in general is free, only if you want to use the boat to cross the lake there is a small fee. There is a fairly priced parking lot close by. See more..
  11. 4.5 Naumburg Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage (262 reviews)
    - Expensive to visit, but do so anyway
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    Welcome to the UNESCO-World Heritage Site of Naumburg Cathedral The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Naumburg is one of Europe’s most important cultural monuments from the high middle ages and is a major visitor attraction on the “Romanesque Route”. One of the cathedral’s most impressive features are the twin choir screens which separate the choirs from the nave. It is the only church in the world to contain two choir screens from the high medieval period! The West Choir with its choir screen and 12 statues depicting the church’s donors, which date back to the mid-thirteenth century, forms the cathedral’s biggest attraction. Crafted by the Naumburg Master, the statue known as Uta is particularly special and is said to depict the “most beautiful woman of the middle ages”. See more..
  12. 4.5 Stadtkirche (262 reviews)
    - Beautiful historic church
    Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Churches & Cathedrals
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    During a tour of Wittenberg, my husband and I had an opportunity to see the beautiful Church of St. Mary. Although it was closed on this occasion, our local tour guide provided us with its history. We were also able to take great pictures without crowds. Church of St. Mary is also known as the Mother Church of the Reformation. According to available information, it was where Martin Luther often preached, and also the scene of Martin Luther’s wedding to Katharine von Bora. The church is located at the market square with beautiful surroundings. The octagonal twin towers of St. Mary’s soar high above the city center. A wonderful place to visit. See more..
  13. 4.5 Quedlinburg Schloss (229 reviews)
    - Historic Castle
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    Historic old Castle that was really the home of the Abbess who ruled Quedlinburg. Lot's of history from the crowning of the first German King (start of the 1st Reich) and down through the centuries. Good views of Quedlinburg from the walls and a nice museum that told the history of the Schloss beautifully including the ways the 3rd Reich tried to turn it into a cult center. Not as richly decorated as some other castles but well done. See more..
  14. 4.5 The Dessau Masters' Houses (222 reviews)
    - Great visit
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    It is possible to visit the houses from the inside except for two that regularly house artists around the year. The information provided inside the houses via text and videos was very interesting and it was possible to visit almost all rooms. Great experience! See more..
  15. 4.5 Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle (209 reviews)
    - Worth visiting
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Science Museums • History Museums
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    The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle (Saale) is home of the world-famous Nebra Sky Disc and ranks among the most renowned archaeological museums in Central Europe. It is the oldest purpose-built museum for prehistoric archaeology in Germany. The key aspect of its permanent and special exhibitions is human evolutionary and cultural history, which first became tangible in Central Germany around 450,000 years ago. The time-frame ranges to the modern era. See more..
  16. 4.5 Zoo Halle (Mountain Zoo) (209 reviews)
    - In my opinion one of the most beautiful zoos
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Zoos
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    THE ZOO GARDEN HALLE – THE MOUNTAIN CALLS! In the midst of Halle’s beautiful countryside, flanked by old castles and the Saale River, the Zoo Garden Halle sits majestically upon a mountain overlooking the valley below. More than 1,700 animals in 250 species call him home. The twenty-two acre Zoo’s emphasis is on species and animals which are native to mountain regions all over the world. Visitors can also enjoy seeing endangered exotic animals such as elephants, sloths, anteaters, and squirrel monkeys. The architecture of the Zoo’s animal enclosures is visually-pleasing, giving his visitors the opportunity to easily get up close with lions, tigers and others behind panoramic windows. His natural geography makes him not only to Germanys only Mountain-Zoo but creates perfect vantage points high above many of his animal enclosures. See more..
  17. 4.5 Halloren Schokoladenerlebniswelt (200 reviews)
    - love chocolate
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums
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    Welcome to Germany's oldest chocolate factory! Do you love chocolate? Can't get enough of the delicious Original „Halloren Kugeln“? Or do you really want to know how our delicious pralines are made? Whether you've said yes three times or you don't even know what to expect: We warmly welcome you! A glass walkway offers visitors to our exhibition insights into the daily production of the Halloren Confiserie. The chocolate gallery is guaranteed to enchant you with our unique chocolate artworks. Alone in the current choclate room were 5,000 hours of work invested. Quality, passion and tradition since 1804! PS Also discover our newest highlight: our chocolate workshop. Create your own chocolates, pack them in our typical Halloren folding box and look for the right gift packaging. The ideal gift for home! See more..
  18. 4.5 Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode (168 reviews)
    - Small but interesting collection of cockpits. And they are very good on Covid-19
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    Luftfahrtgeschichte mit allen Sinnen erleben Absperrband? Gibt’s hier nicht. Im Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode kommt die ganze Familie dem Traum vom Fliegen so nah wie sonst nur Piloten. Ob das Düsenflugzeug, in dem Prinz Charles bei der Royal Air Force fliegen lernte, der berühmt-berüchtigte Starfighter oder die riesige Antonow: 50 Flugzeuge und Helikopter mit bewegender Historie warten darauf, entdeckt, erkundet und aus nächster Nähe bestaunt zu werden. Besucher aller Altersgruppen tauchen hier in die faszinierenden Legenden rund ums Fliegen ein. Vom technikversierten Papa, über die Schulklasse bis hin zur Oma: Das Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode heißt Sie herzlich willkommen zu einer eindrucksvollen Entdeckungstour durch die Welt der Luftfahrt und Technik. See more..
  19. 4.5 Jahrtausendturm im Elbauenpark (136 reviews)
    - A must see attraction
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    We have visited this tower with a group of nine people. The exhibition is really interesting and offers a lot of things to discover. This applies for smaller kids and adults alike. We have booked a guided tour which I would recommend to not miss any highlights. One important advise: the tower is not really heated. So make sure that you have warm cloth on during winter times. I am sure that we will visit the tower again. See more..
  20. 4.5 Rosstrappe (129 reviews)
    - Birdseye view.
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent 1-2 hours Geologic Formations
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    Amazing visit with an amazing view. Not a big or difficult hike. Definitely worth checking out if you are hiking in this area. We did park at the top and did this hike. We then did hike all the way down and go back up with the cable ride. See more..
  21. 4.5 Dom und Domschatz (117 reviews)
    - Astonishing
    Spent More than 3 hours Historic Sites
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    The cathedral starred in 'Monuments Men' and has some remarkable medieval stained glass and an 11C font. But the Treasury (Domschatz) contains the two oldest wall hangings in Europe and some of the most extraordinary textile work you will ever see. Simply amazing. See more..
  22. 4.5 Merseburg Imperial Cathedral (115 reviews)
    - The gem of Merseburg!
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
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    Welcome to Merseburg Cathedral! The Merseburg Cathedral of St. John and St. Lawrence is today considered one of the most important cathedral buildings in Germany, and 1,000 years ago was the favourite place of the only canonised imperial couple, Henry II and Cunigunde. None other than Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg, one of the most famous chroniclers of the Middle Ages, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the cathedral on 18 May 1015. Emperor Henry II was present at the consecration on 1 October 1021 and bestowed great gifts on the Merseburg church. See more..
  23. 4.5 Miniaturenpark Kleiner Harz im Bürgerpark Wernigerode (111 reviews)
    - Nice place to visit with children
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    We visited Wernigerode on a busy day and had great difficulty finding a parking place near the castle or the old centre. Therefore we decided to visit the “Mini Harz” attraction park with 4 adults, two young children and a baby. It turned out to be a good choice. The park contains about 70 miniatures of well known buildings and sites situated in the Harz. The miniatures are meticulously crafted true models of the original buildings and town squares. The attractions are also attractive for children because they can direct the model trains on train tracks or be a crane driver on a building site. The park also offers a cafe, gardens and a plot with small animals. See more..
  24. 4.5 Seilbahnen Thale Erlebniswelt (109 reviews)
    - Good and safe
    Spent More than 3 hours Game & Entertainment Centers
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    The ride is very safe. If you are a bit afraid of hights go for a more closed one. The ride is about 10 min long See more..
  25. 4.5 Wernigerode Tourismus (109 reviews)
    - Helpful staff
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Visitor Centers
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    The staff here are friendly and helpful and it's situated in the beautiful old town hall right in the centre of the town. See more..
  26. 4.5 Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen (108 reviews)
    - Love the history and story
    Sunday: 3:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Convenient to everything and a great place to spend time learning the history of the area...not much else to say. See more..
  27. 4.5 Rathaus Wernigerode (101 reviews)
    - Charming, picturesque, authentic
    Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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    Very charming, old market square. Feel transported back in time. Highly recommend this entire little town. See more..
  28. 4.5 DDR Museum Thale (99 reviews)
    - Definitely worth a look.
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    More than 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many things from everyday life in the former GDR are being forgotten, the "children after the reunification" have already grown up. It is time to preserve good and, of course, negative things, stories and circumstances for posterity and to convey these experiences to young people and guests who are not familiar with everyday life in 40 years of the GDR. See more..
  29. 4.5 Luther 1517 (98 reviews)
    - Lutherstat was a highlight
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    “Wittenberg in Reformation times” – that is the theme of a special attraction in City of Luther. A 360° panorama (cyclorama) provides a lively evocation of Wittenberg at the time of Philipp Melanchthon, Cranach the Elder and the Younger, Katharina von Bora, Martin Luther and his fellow Reformer Justus Jonas. The panorama has a height of 15 meters and a circumference of 75 meters. Its accompanied by a special soundtrack and shows former Wittenberg life in night day shift. See more..
  30. 4.5 Rathaus (93 reviews)
    - If you are in the neighborhood this is a must-see
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Government Buildings
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    Magnificent old and mostly extremely well-kept town with many beautiful half-timbered houses and funny signs. See more..
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