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Germany's 16 states: Saxony-Anhalt

The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.

Saxony-Anhalt is rich in Romanesque cathedrals and old half-timbered houses. Quedlinburg and Magdeburg, two of the oldest places in Germany, are in this eastern German state. More than 1000 years ago, it was the seat of power of the Holy Roman emperor Otto the Great. Last but not least, Saxony-Anhalt was home to the Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  

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Travel tips Saxony-Anhalt


In the narrow lanes of this World Heritage site in the Harz Mountains, some 2000 timber-framed houses from almost eight centuries crouch below the mighty Castle Hill. Check-in host Lukas Stege says the thousand-year-old town is especially lovely in Advent.

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Exploring Quedlinburg


Harz Mountains

In the winter, snow transforms the Harz Mountains into a white fairyland.  You can climb to their highest summit, the Brocken (1141 meters) on your own, or take the historic steam train. 

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Germany's Harz Mountains in winter


In 2019 the Bauhaus will be celebrating its 100th birthday with nation-wide events. Many original buildings designed by the famous school of art, architecture and design still stand in Dessau. Check-in host Nicole Frölich presents them.

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Bauhaus tour of Dessau


If a worldwide survey were to ask who were the most famous Germans, the Protestant reformer Martin Luther would certainly be among them. He was baptized in the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Eisleben on November 11th, 1483. 

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#DailyDrone: Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Eisleben

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