The region, first named „Anhalt“ in 1212, stretches from the Harz mountains to the Fläming hills. Its traditions and its rich history chock-full of groundbreaking achievements in culture, politics, law, garden art, technology and music give the region its unique character.
Up to 1918, Anhalt was a principality, a duchy and a small German state. Interestingly, the territory of the Evangelical Regional Church of Anhalt is almost identical to the former principality. Today, Anhalt is part of the federal state (and proudly featured in the name) of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt).
Discover the cities of Anhalt
Visit the former residence towns of Anhalt, enjoy rich cultural offerings, follow the footsteps of important personalities and explore a diverse landscape!
Made in Anhalt
In the realm of ideas and thought, Anhalt stands for enlightenment, modernity and reformation. Johann Sebastian Bach composed here, Walter Gropius worked on his designs, and Prince Franz created his Garden Kingdom. The later Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great lived in Zerbst. Discover the life stories of these and many other personalities who lived and worked in Anhalt.
Musicians always appreciated Anhalt, due to its enlightened and generous princes. Johann Sebastian Bach, for example, spent seven happy and productive years in Köthen. Johann Friedrich Fasch made music in Zerbst and the famous composer Kurt Weill was born in Dessau.
Coffee, bread and beer from Anhalt
Anhalt is characterized by its rich history of groundbreaking achievements in culture, politics, law, garden arts, technology and music. But Anhalt’s culinary offerings are also a point of interest. Restaurants, farms and farm stores, breweries, bakeries, regional stores and coffee roasters are waiting for your visit. The tourist information in Anhalt will supply you with tips for culinary excursions and might even have some culinary souvenirs on offer. Many gastronomic establishments place special emphasis on the use of regional products.
Join us on a culinary journey through Anhalt!
Meet and celebrate in Anhalt!
From comprehensively equipped event centers and the amenities of modern conference hotels to the charm of extraordinary venues for an unforgettable family celebration. Anhalt is the perfect place for meetings and celebrations.