Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

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  • 1. Frauenkirche

    This masterpiece of Baroque church architecture was completed in 1743. The huge dome set on a smaller square base, known as the Stone Bell, was...Read More

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  • 2. Goethe Nationalmuseum

    Goethe spent 57 years in Weimar, 47 of them in a house two blocks south of Theaterplatz that has since become a shrine attracting millions...Read More

  • 3. Green Citadel of Magdeburg

    Like an exuberant painting come to life, the Green Citadel is the last, and many say greatest, building by the late Austrian artist and architect...Read More

  • 4. Hartenfels Castle

    A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, Castle Hartenfels was constructed as a residential palace in the late 15th and early 16th centuries by the Ernestine line...Read More

  • 5. Krämerbrücke

    Behind the predominantly neo-Gothic Rathaus, Erfurt's most outstanding attraction spans the Gera River. This Renaissance bridge, similar to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, is the...Read More

  • 6. Lutherhaus

    Within Lutherhhaus is the Augustinian monastery where Martin Luther lived both as a teacher-monk and later, after the monastery was dissolved, as a married man....Read More

  • 7. Museum der Bildenden Künste

    The city's leading art gallery is modernist minimalism incarnate, set in a huge concrete cube encased in green glass in the middle of Sachsenplatz Square....Read More

  • 8. Neues Grünes Gewölbe


    The exquisite collection here consists of objets d'art fashioned from gold, silver, ivory, amber, and other precious and semiprecious materials...Read More

  • 9. Schlosskirche

    In 1517 an indignant Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses, which attacked the Roman Catholic Church's policy of selling indulgences, to this church's doors. Written...Read More

  • 10. Thomaskirche

    The stained glass windows attest to the fact that Johan Sebastian Bach served as choirmaster at this Gothic church for 27 years, and Martin Luther...Read More

  • 11. Wartburg Castle

    Begun in 1067 (and expanded through the centuries), this mighty castle has hosted a parade of German celebrities. Hermann I (1156–1217), count of Thuringia and...Read More

  • 12. Zwinger mit Semperbau

    Dresden's magnificent Baroque showpiece is entered by way of the mighty Kronentor (Crown Gate), underneath the crown of Poland, off Ostra-Allee. It contains three different...Read More

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  • 13. Albertinum

    Named after Saxony's King Albert, who between 1884 and 1887 converted a royal arsenal into a suitable setting for the treasures he and his forebears...Read More

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  • 14. Albrechtsburg

    The story of Meissen porcelain actually began high above Old Meissen. Towering over the Elbe River, this 15th-century castle is Germany's first truly residential one,...Read More

  • 15. Alte Wasserkunst

    Erected in 1558, the Alte Wasserkunst served as part of the town's defensive fortifications, but its true purpose was to pump water from the Spree...Read More

  • 16. Altes Brauhaus

    Near the Frauenkirche, the Altes Brauhaus dates to 1460 and is graced by a Renaissance gable. It now houses city offices....Read More

  • 17. Altmarkt

    Although dominated by the nearby brutal Kulturpalast (Palace of Culture), the Altmarkt is a fascinating concrete leftover from the 1970s (check out the "workers and...Read More

  • 18. An der Elbe River Promenade

    Stretching for a mile and a half along the Elbe River, this pretty foot and cycling path takes you by the town center and the...Read More

  • 19. Andreasviertel

    A medieval slum developed behind the church of St Andreas and extended toward the river. There are none of the patrician homes of Erfurt’s wealthy...Read More

  • 20. Bach-Museum im Bach-Archiv Leipzig

    The Bach family home, the old Bosehaus, stands opposite the Thomaskirche, and is now a museum devoted to the composer's life and work. The exhibition...Read More

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