© Volker Hielscher


Saxony-Anhalt´s oldest town

Architectural diversity, one of the best-preserved town fortifications in Germany, modern art, parks and gardens as well as attractive cultural and leisure activities tempt you to come to Aschersleben! 
The oldest town in Saxony-Anhalt is considered the gateway to the Harz Mountains; beautifully situated in the heartland of German history between Magdeburg, the city of Otto the Great and the famous Otto von Guericke, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quedlinburg and Halle, the city of the Baroque composer Handel.

Around the historic old town with its architectural monuments rise the magnificent towers of the former town fortifications - the town's most valuable architectural treasure. Idyll, recreation and blossoming greenery are offered by the secluded parks and gardens in the centre. They are part of the "Garden Dreams" project in Saxony-Anhalt and combine the themes of history and modernity. The parks include the Promenadenring, the Herrenbreite, the Bestehornpark, the Rosarium, the Stadtpark and the Eine-Terrasse. 

A variety of concerts, theatre and cabaret alternate with sensual events and art exhibitions to ensure pure cultural enjoyment. A special tip for art lovers is the graphic work of the world-famous artist Neo Rauch and the "Drive Thru Gallery" - the first gallery in Germany that you can admire as you drive by. 

Anyone visiting the picturesque town should not miss a detour to the idyllically situated zoo with its magnificent Siberian and - unique in eastern Germany - White Tigers. The municipal museum attracts visitors with its famous mammoth ear and the only walk-in Masonic temple in Germany. Also, in the Kriminalpanoptikum, the former city prison, you can encounter Sherlock Holmes and exciting crooks' tales.

© Volker Hielscher

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