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City of Seeland

The city of Seeland is located in the foreland of the Northern Harz and consists of the districts: Hoym, Friedrichsaue, Frose, Nachterstedt, Schadeleben and Gatersleben.

In Frose, the oldest part of the town of Seeland - first mentioned in 936, some buildings still bear witness to the former religious significance of this town. Particularly noteworthy is the Abbey Church built in 1170 with its basilica from the 12th century and a "Niedersächsischer Stützenwechsel"(square pillars alternating with round ones) in the Arkardenreihen (Arcade architecture). From 1515 to 1517, Thomas Müntzer worked here as Provost. The Collegiate Church is a historical monument and part of the "Romanesque Road", a scenic route through the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The district of Hoym impresses with its castle portal, where Wilhelm von Kügelgen lived from 1836 to 1863 as chamberlain to the last Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg and wrote his memoirs, which later became part of the German cultural heritage. Today the castle serves as a home for disabled people. Also worth seeing are the Romanesque church with an altarpiece from the Cranach School and the Mittelmühle, the best preserved undershot water mill in Anhalt.

In the centre of the town of Seeland, surrounded by all the districts, is the Harzer Seeland. Visitors to the Harzer Seeland can see for themselves the progress of work to determine the cause of the Nachterstedt landslide. From the vantage point in Schadeleben, the two drilling platforms erected by a special company can be easily observed. Unfortunately, not all areas of Lake Concordia are accessible again yet, but there are still many interesting and beautiful things to discover.

The lake promenade attracts hikers and cyclists for tours. The lookout points in Neu Königsaue and Schadeleben are wonderful places to rest, and anyone interested in local flora and fauna as well as regional history will find plenty of information here.

The Harzer Seeland Adventure Land - the largest outdoor playground in the state of Saxony-Anhalt at 80,000 m² - is becoming increasingly popular thanks to new playground equipment and has a few surprises in store between now and the end of the summer holidays. Visitors arriving by car or bus will be particularly pleased that the information pavilion at the car park will soon be open for use and that initial information on events, restaurants, hosts and sights will be available here.

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Harzer Seeland

Seeland GmbH

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