Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz

Wörlitz Park & Schloss Wörlitz

With peacocks feeding on the lawn before a neo-Gothic house, a tree-lined stream flowing toward a Grecian-style temple and a gap in a hedge framing a distant villa, the 112-hectare English-style Wörlitz Park is the …
Top Choice Architecture in Dessau-Rosslau

Bauhausgebäude

It’s almost impossible to overstate the significance of this building, erected in 1925–26, as a school of Bauhaus art, design and architecture. Today a smattering of lucky students from an urban studies program use …
Top Choice Museum in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Lutherhaus

Even those with no previous interest in the Reformation will likely be fascinated by the state-of-the-art exhibits in the Lutherhaus, the former monastery turned Luther family home, operated as a museum since 1883. …
Top Choice Museum in Halle

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte

The entrance fee is a small price to pay for a glimpse at this phenomenal collection of major archaeological finds, one of the most significant in Europe. Priceless permanent exhibits shed light on the early to late…
Architecture in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Hundertwasserschule

How would you like to study grammar and algebra in a building where trees sprout from the windows and gilded onion domes balance above a rooftop garden? This fantastical environment is everyday reality for the lucky…
Architecture in Dessau-Rosslau

Meisterhäuser

You’ll find the three remaining Meisterhäuser on leafy Ebertallee, a 15-minute walk west of the Hauptbahnhof. The leading lights of the Bauhaus movement lived together as neighbours in these white cubist structures …
Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Stadtkirche Wittenberg

The Stadt- und Pfarrkirche St Marien (Stadtkirche Wittenberg) was where Martin Luther’s ecumenical revolution began, with the world’s first Protestant worship services in 1521. It was also here that Luther preached …
Architecture in Dessau-Rosslau

Törten Estate

The leafy Törten Estate, in Dessau’s south, built in the 1920s, is a prototype of the modern working-class estate. Although many of the 300-plus homes have been altered in ways that would have outraged their purist …
Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Schlosskirche

Did he or didn’t he nail those 95 theses to the door of the Schlosskirche? We’ll never know for sure, for the original portal was destroyed by fire in 1760 and replaced in 1858 with a massive bronze version inscribe…
Church in Magdeburg

Dom

Magdeburg’s main historical landmark traces its roots to 937 when Otto I founded a Benedictine monastery and built it into a fully fledged cathedral within two decades. After a fire destroyed the original a couple o…