Saxony-Anhalt is a landlocked federal state in Germany's East. Because of the chemical industry, Saxony-Anhalt attracts more foreign direct investments than any other state there.
The state's chemical industry is important, with one of the biggest chemical producing areas to be found around the city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen. But the state is also the location of numerous wind farms producing wind-turbine energy. This page collatesDW content on Saxony-Anhalt.
Two months after far-right violence and ensuing demonstrations rocked Germany, the German president has made a subdued if cordial visit to the city now associated with far-right extremism. His message: We need to talk.
A river and the many hills along its banks give the region its name: Weserbergland, or the Weser Uplands. It’s ideal for cycling holidays, because the Weser Cycle Route runs parallel to the river banks, some 500 kilometers from Hannoversch Münden to the Weser estuary on the North Sea coast.
A social media campaign is aiming to redress the perception that eastern Germany has fallen for far-right populism. The blogger Stefan Krabbes has started "the other East" hashtag, taken up enthusiastically on Twitter.
Thousands of demonstrators staged a "memorial march" on Sunday after police in the eastern town of Köthen arrested two Afghan men. The circumstances of the German man's death, however, are not entirely clear.