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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…
Top Choice International in Halle

Immergrün

You're strongly advised to make advance reservations for a table at this highly lauded establishment. Clever, creatively prepared seasonal fish, poultry and meat dishes are served from a small menu that changes mont…
Top Choice Cafe in Dessau-Rosslau

Kornhaus

This striking Bauhaus riverside beer-and-dance hall was designed by Carl Flieger, a Gropius assistant. Apart from being a piece of modern architectural history, it offers the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a beer and…
Top Choice Asian in Magdeburg

Qilin

Magdeburg’s culinary scene won’t blow you out of the Elbe, but this small, sleek pan-Asian eatery is excellent – it serves soups, sushi variations, fried seafoods, salads, noodles and superb stir-fries (all without …
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 …