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 Castle Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers and Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle. Change things up with these side-trips from Dessau: Bernburg Castle and Museum (in Bernburg), Wittenberg (Cranach-Stiftung & Haus der Geschichte) and Halle (Saale) (Kunstverein Talstrasse e.V., Oberburg Giebichenstein, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, explore the world behind art at Gotisches Haus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankt-Petri-Kirche Wörlitz, and see the interesting displays at Ferropolis.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dessau trip itinerary builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to Dessau is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Dessau reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Quedlinburg.

Things to do in Dessau

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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 Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode. Let the collections at Quedlinburg Schloss and John Cage Orgelprojekt capture your imagination. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Harz National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Wernigerode Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Roßtrappe, pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche St. Benedikti, and see the interesting displays at DDR Museum Thale.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Quedlinburg sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Dessau to Quedlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Naumburg.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naumburg

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

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 · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saxony-Anhalt travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Landmarks
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.