14 days in Saxony-Anhalt Itinerary

14 days in Saxony-Anhalt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saxony-Anhalt visit planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Dessau
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Dessau
— 4 nights
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Quedlinburg
— 3 nights
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Naumburg
— 4 nights
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Drive to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Dessau

— 4 nights
Dessau is a town and former municipality in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus and Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz. Museum-lovers will appreciate Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers and Cranach-Stiftung. Change things up with these side-trips from Dessau: Halle (Saale) (Kunstverein Talstrasse e.V., Oberburg Giebichenstein, &more), Bernburg Castle and Museum (in Bernburg) and Wittenberg (Haus der Geschichte & Castle Church). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Irrgarten Altjessnitz, explore the world behind art at Gotisches Haus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankt-Petri-Kirche Wörlitz, and examine the collection at Ferropolis.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dessau trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dessau is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dessau is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in Dessau: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Quedlinburg.

Things to do in Dessau

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Quedlinburg

— 3 nights
Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt and Wernigerode Castle. Let the collections at Quedlinburg Schloss and Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode capture your imagination. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Harz National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche St. Benedikti, see the interesting displays at John Cage Orgelprojekt, and take in the dramatic natural features at Teufelsmauer.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Quedlinburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dessau to Quedlinburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naumburg.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Naumburg

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Stadtmuseum Hohe Lilie and Willi-Sitte-Galerie Merseburg. Naumburg Cathedral and Stadtkirche St. Wenzel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Naumburg: Strandbad Kretzschau (in Kretzschau), Arche Nebra (in Nebra) and FilmBurg Querfurt (in Querfurt).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naumburg day trip planning website.

You can drive from Quedlinburg to Naumburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Naumburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naumburg

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saxony-Anhalt travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Churches
Saxony-Anhalt is a fairly young federal state, created in 1946. Nevertheless, it is home to more World Heritage-listed attractions than any other state in Germany. The region notably contains Wittenberg and Eisleben, two cities boasting a close connection to historically significant events in the life of Protestant reformer Martin Luther. The region includes a variety of landscapes from the southwestern Harz Mountains to the sprawling northern plains. It features some of the most fertile soils in the country, and was inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age. Centrally located within Germany, Saxony-Anhalt is connected to most major cities through a system of high-speed train lines and regional roads linked to the nation's autobahn network, making it a fairly easy addition to your itinerary.