Saxony-Anhalt – new lands of Germany
Saxony-Anhalt – This is relatively new lands in the federal composition of Germany. Despite the name, the seaksons do not live here. These lands have an old and interesting story, but each city has its own page.
Over the past century, this region was divided several times, updated and reorganized. After the unification of Germany, Saxony-Anhalt found new borders and territorial areas. The right to be the capital won Magdeburg, And the place of the cultural capital took old Galle. Such changes did not affect Dessau, and residents of Anhalt are condescendingly smiling in response to the ambition of new neighbors.
Features of life and local mentality
In the mentality of the locals are perfectly combined hardworking, persistence and desire to exceed their neighbors. It was this that helped for a fairly fast term not only to put on the feet of a new region, but also to balance the work of the industry with environmental protection. In the region are companies with high technology, and the air, land and river clean. Here appreciate the comfort, convenience and beauty of nature.
Since the inception of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany it took part of a little less than three decades, but it was enough to return the city its former greatness. Conquer their beauty Magdebugr and Halberstadt, once crippled by war and a long time to vegetate in dullness and poluzabvenii. The Hanseatic town of Salzwedel, and now Altmark, again shows the world their incredibly beautiful house with fahtverkami. Again shining splendor Prince Frank in Wörlitz Park, Princes heritage Dessau became a World Heritage Site.
Broken Witch Mountain
Brocken, much like the huge, wooded, boulder has its own legend – it is known as Witch Mount. According to legend, it was here in Valpurgiyev night We are going to the Sabbath all European witch. Now here spend theatrical show at the viewing platform – a platform of witches, which are happy to participate all lovers of costumed entertainment and dancing around the campfire.
On the bald pate Brocken mountain can be reached on foot along the trail is 24 km long, and it is possible to use an increasingly popular way for steam coal with the progress of the narrow gauge railway. This route operates from 1899.
Wittenberg – the cradle of the Lutheran Protestant Church, or a new. Town Martin Luther to this day keeps the Castle church, on the doors of which October 31, 1517 by a local priest Luther’s 95 Theses were posted criticism against the Pope. On the market square are ancient monuments to Luther and his associates Philipp Melanchthon, established by order King of Prussia. Here is preserved and the oak, which was burned the papal bull of abdication from the Luther Church.
Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Markt &# 8211; Rathaus &# 8211; Melanchthon- und Luther-Denkmal &# 8211; Stadtkirche © 2007 Jochen Keute, Frankfurt am Main # ST-41505
Nebra sky disk
The oldest and at the same time is the newest attraction in Saxony-Anhalt – a Nebra sky disk, the most ancient calendar. A bronze disc decorated with sheet gold was found by charges in 1999 near the town Nebra. Now the calendar, which is 3,600 years old is stored in Galle, In the Land Museum of Prehistoric Times.
Town Dessau not rich in the sights, but it is here that the famous building is located Walter Gropius, Built in 1926. Until 2006, he was headquartered Higher School of Construction and Art Design Bauhauses. The building was reconstructed and recreated in its original form. The structure of steel, glass and concrete is a symbol of the main idea of the Bauhauses School, its orientation for the combination of functional unity of art and technology.
Quickly got rich on Mining salt, Galle known as the homeland of the composer Handel and the annual musical festival in his honor. In the center you can see beautiful Ancient Cathedral and Red Tower, And on the market square is located Ancient church.
Each of the towns and villages of the new German land has its own charm, unique flavor and cultural heritage. All together, they demonstrate the uniform history of German lands.