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Click on the colored areas of the map to access a travelogue.  The colors indicate different regions of Sachsen-Anhalt -- scroll down for explanation and introduction for each location. (Original map comes from the CIA World Factbook, inset map comes from

IntroductionThus far, we have only visited one location in Sachsen-Anhalt, that Germany being Wittenberg (now known as Lutherstadt Wittenberg) located in the eastern handle.  Wittenberg marked the beginnings of the Protestant Revolution, and the entire city is being converted to a living monument to Martin Luther and his early reformists.  For example, visitors can see the very door where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses as an argument against the sale of indulgences.

Because the province is mostly open land and slow, winding rivers, it lends itself to bike touring.  Bike tours of the Elbe are very popular, as the stretch running through Sachsen-Anhalt is peaceful with mostly charming, small towns on its banks.

Faithful readers of this website have been trying to get me out to other locations State of Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt) there for months.  The places they recommend (and therefore are on my "list" somewhere) include the Harz Mountains in the west and southwest bordering with Thueringen and Niedersachsen, the state's capital of Magdeburg, the city of Naumburg with its massive cathedral, and the forested river city of Wörlitz.


GREEN:  LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG. This city is where the Protestant Reformation was birthed, and much of the Lutherstadt Wittenberg city's post-Cold War revival is built around celebrating the Reformation and its primary founder, Martin Luther.  But that's not all to Lutherstadt Wittenberg.  It's situated on the beautiful Elbe River and has some fabulous restaurants, and the restoration efforts of the Altstadt are very colorful.    

LinksThe below links connect you to external sites in a new window.  All links are official sites sanctioned by the national, state, or local governments unless otherwise indicated.  These links will open to the German-language home page, which will offer an icon or link to an English-language section (normally limited content).  Most of these pages use a British or US flag icon as the link to English content, while others will use the word "English".  Otherwise, look for "tourismus" which should link you to English-language content.  Links updated 13 January 2006.

Country Links:

bullet US Embassy to Germany
bullet US Consular Sheet for Germany 
bullet Germany Embassy to US 


State Links:


Sachsen-Anhalt Tourism Page 


City and Town Links:


Lutherstadt Wittenberg Home Page

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