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Germany's 16 states: Saxony-Anhalt

Artistic landscaped gardens; lots of middle ages flair; a hot spot of modern Bauhaus architecture — for visitors, that means: UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look in Saxony-Anhalt.

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

100 years  of Bauhaus

In 2019 the Bauhaus will be celebrating its 100th birthday and a visit in Dessau a must-see. Many original buildings designed by the famous school of art, architecture and design still stand in Dessau. The legendary school building and the master houses, which have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996, were built in 1925/26. Visitors can even stay overnight in this World Heritage Site.

Adrenaline in the Harz Mountains

Saxony-Anhalt not only attracts culture fans, but also more and more active holidaymakers. For example to the Harz Mountains. New attractions in Northern Germany's highest mountain range make sure of this. The 458 metre long steel suspension bridge at the Rappboden-Talsperre and a fast ride with the Mega-Zipline are definitely part of this, Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich is sure.

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Active vacations in the Harz

"Witches Dance Floor" in Thale

High above the village of Thale in the Harz Mountains lies the Hexentanzplatz, or "Witches Dance Floor". Apart from the Walpurgis Night to 1 May, where more than 10,000 witch and magic fans meet for a wild party, the mountain plateau is quite idyllic.

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#DailyDrone: Hexentanzplatz, Thale

Luther in Eisleben

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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