Welcome to Lutherstadt Wittenberg & Saxony-Anhalt
This otherwise unassuming region in the heart of the former GDR is best known today for Lutherstadt Eisleben and Lutherstadt Wittenberg, two towns so inextricably linked to religious reformer Martin Luther that the townsfolk decided to tack on the 'Lutherstadt' to their town names. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 was a very big deal in these parts and gave both towns a healthy economic boost and a restorative facelift, which has left each looking better than ever before.
History buffs could head also to Magdeburg, the state capital, and Halle, birthplace of heavyweight baroque composer Georg Händel. Both cities celebrated their 1200th birthdays in recent years and have also made efforts to improve their visual appeal.