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Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

Saxony-Anhalt is home to the Nebra Sky Disk, an extraordinary prehistoric object made of bronze with gold inlay. Much more recent in time, here you will also find over 80 Romanesque cathedrals, churches, abbeys and imperial palaces to explore. The Holy Roman Emperor Otto I and his wife Editha are buried in the Magdeburg Cathedral, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Germany. And there is a lot more. Saxony-Anhalt is Martin Luther’s ‘cradle of the Reformation’. In the city of Dessau the Bauhaus movement reached its heyday, before the school was closed by the National Socialists in 1931. With all this history, and more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other state, it is not surprising that Saxony-Anhalt is known as the cultural and historical heart of Germany.

Archaeology & History Sites in Saxony-Anhalt

Marienborn / Helmstedt Border Crossing

The border crossing at Helmstedt/Marienborn was set up on 1 July 1945 on the Hanover-Berlin autobahn, It was the sole access point to the divided city of Berlin. In May 1952 the GDR took control of the checkpoint and set up a deadly regime, using barbed wire, signal fences and mines. Bteween 1985 and 1989 around 35.6 million travellers were processed at the border crossing. Over 1,000 people worked here, until the facility closed on 30 June 1990. Today visitors can take a guided tour or walk freely throughout this distinctive commemorative site of a divided Germany.

Museums & Art Galleries in Saxony-Anhalt

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