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A virtual guide to the German Federal State of Sachsen-Anhalt. Beside a state profile, this page offers links to sources that provide you with information about this "Bundesland", e.g.: official web sites, local news, culture, history, education, city- and country guides with travel and visitors information, tourist attractions, events and much more.


Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

State Profile

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Flag of the German Federal State of Sachsen-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt is located in Mitteldeutschland (Middle Germany).
It borders the German federal states of Brandenburg in east, Saxony in southeast, Thuringia in south west and Lower Saxony in west.

where in Germany is Sachsen-Anhalt?

Official Name: Sachsen-Anhalt
en: Saxony-Anhalt

Motto: We start our day earlier!

Abbreviation: ST

Time zone: Central European Time (CET); Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Capital City: Magdeburg

Other Cities: Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Dessau, Eisleben, Halberstadt, Halle (Saale), Quedlinburg, Stendal, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Location: located in Middle Germany
Area: 20 445 sq km

Population (2012): 2.3 million
Religions: 19.8% Protestants, 4.0% Roman Catholic, 75.2% no religious affiliation.

Natural resources: Lignite, natural gas, Kupferschiefer (a bituminous marl), limestones.

Agriculture products: biofuels and biomass, sugar beets, sweetcorn, and peas.

Industries: chemical industry,food

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Official Sites of Sachsen-Anhalt

The Official Website of the Government of Saxony-Anhalt

Der Landtag von Sachsen-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt's parliament.

Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt's state office for statistics (in German).


Google Earth Google Earth Sachsen-Anhalt
Searchable map and satellite view of Sachsen-Anhalt.
Google Earth Google Earth Magdeburg
Searchable map and satellite view of Sachsen-Anhalt's capital.

 Political Map of Germany
 Administrative Map of Germany 


Newspapers from Saxony-Anhalt online (in German)

Magdeburger General-Anzeiger (in German)

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
National and Saxony-Anhalt region news.

Volksstimme Magdeburg
News for Magdeburg and Sachsen-Anhalt.

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
Regional public radio and television.


Arts & Culture

Georg Friedrich Händel

Halle Festival

Martin Luther

Bauhaus Dessau
Site of the Fondation Bauhaus Dessau.
Museum of Design (Berlin)

Gardens and Parks
Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz
Garden Realm of Dessau-Wörlitz (in German)
Gartenträume Sachsen-Anhalt
Site about 400 years of parks and garden art in Saxony-Anhalt (in German).


Business & Economy

Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH
Investment and Marketing Corporation of Saxony-Anhalt (IMG) is the state's agency for business locating and marketing.


Destination Sachsen-Anhalt - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Sachsen-Anhalt: Luther's Land, The Romanesque Road, Magdeburg, Bauhaus Dessau, Eisleben. Wittenberg
Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, tours and much more by following the links below.

Reiseland Sachsen-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt tourism (in German only).
Tourismusverband Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
Official website of the Tourism organisation of Sachsen-Anhalt provides visitors information about Saxony-Anhalt (in German).


The State Capital, Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg (in German)

Other Cities (official sites):


Lutherstadt Eisleben


Halle (Saale)



Lutherstadt Wittenberg


Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale)


Environment & Nature

Nature Parks in Saxony Anhalt
Naturpark Dübener Heide
Information about the nature park Dübener Heide situated in Saxony Anhalt and Saxony.
Naturpark Fläming
Information about the nature park (in German).
Naturpark Harz
The national park Harz, situated in Saxony Anhalt and Lower-Saxony, combines several nature and landscape reserve areas and the biosphere reserve Karstlandschaft (Karst topography) Südharz.
Naturpark Saale-Unstrut-Triasland
The nature park Saale- Unstrut- Triasland is located in the south of Saxony Anhalt, between Thuringia and Saxony (in German).
Naturpark "Unteres Saaletal"
The nature park Lower Saale Valley in the surroundings of Halle till Bernburg.

Naturparke Deutschland
A guide to nature and national parks in Germany.



Since the reunification of Germany in 1990 Saxony-Anhalt is one of the five "new states". The state first emerged in its present form between 1947 and 1952. In the aftermath of the Second World War, and as part of the restructuring of the Soviet zone of occupation, it was created as one of five states, and comprised the former Prussian province of Saxony, the state of Anhalt, and a few smaller territories which had previously belonged to Brunswick and Thuringia.

Himmelsscheibe von Nebra
Nebra Sky Disc, a small metal disc is rewriting the epic saga of how civilisation first came to Europe, 3600 years ago.

History and politics
Summary of Saxony-Anhalt's history by the states' official website.

History of Saxony-Anhalt
Wikipedia entry about the history of Saxony-Anhalt.
History of Saxony
Wikipedia entry about Saxony's history.

Additional Information about Sachsen-Anhalt

Open Directory Project: Sachsen-Anhalt

Wikipedia: Sachsen-Anhalt
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