Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Leipzig 16

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Dresden 13

Lutherstadt-Wittenberg 11

Halle 10

Gorlitz 10

Erfurt 9

Torgau 6

Naumburg 6

Meissen 6

Bad Schandau 5

Eisenach 5

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Freyburg 4

Dessau 3

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Dom

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Halle's only early-Gothic church, the Dom stands about 200 yards southeast of the Moritzburg. Its nave and side aisles are of equal height,...

Eisleben

  • Town/Village

To reach Quedlinburg in the Harz, you can take E-49 directly, or take a somewhat longer route via E-80, stopping in Eisleben first. Martin...

Halle-Neustadt

  • Neighborhood/Street

A side trip to Halle-Neustadt (nicknamed Hanoi by the locals), is worthwhile for anyone interested in socialist city planning. The huge...

Halloren Schokoladenfabrik

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Germany's oldest chocolate factory was founded in 1804 and has changed hands several times (including a brief period when it was used...

Händelhaus

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Handel's birthplace is now a museum devoted to the composer. The entrance hall displays glass harmonicas and curious musical instruments...

Marienkirche

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Of the four towers belonging to the late-Gothic Marienkirche, two are connected by a vertiginous catwalk bridge. Martin Luther preached...

Marktschlösschen

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

This late-Renaissance building just off the market square houses an interesting collection of historical musical instruments, some of...

Moritzburg

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The Archbishop of Magdeburg built the Moritzburg in the late 15th century, after he claimed the city for his archdiocese. The typical...

Roter Turm

  • Building/Architectural Site

The Markt's fifth tower is Halle's celebrated Roter Turm, built between 1418 and 1506 as an expression of the city's power and wealth.

Technisches Halloren- und Salinemuseum

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The salt trade on which Halle built its prosperity is documented in this museum. A replica brine mill shows the salt-extraction process,...

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