Im Zerbster Schloss
© Schlegel - Stadt Zerbst/Anhalt
Bachfesttage in der Jakobskirche Köthen
© Christian Ratzel
Schloss mit Eulenspiegelturm
Insel Stein im Wörlitzer Park
© Heinz Fräßdorf - Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz
Muldebrücke und Johannbau Dessau
© k.A. - Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH
The area from the Harz Mountains to Fläming Heath was first referred to as Anhalt in 1212. The tradition-steeped region has been shaped by its eventful history which is filled to the brim with groundbreaking innovations in the realms of culture, politics, jurisdiction, horticulture, technology, and music.
A principality first, then a duchy, and later a federated German state, Anhalt existed until 1918. The area of the Evangelical Church of Anhalt is almost identical with the former duchy. Today, Anhalt is part of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, the eponym symbolizing its strong ties.
Whether you’re climbing, golfing, bowling, skating – there is something for everyone. Escape day-to-day life and come explore the region of Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg on your own terms.
Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau
Creator of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (1740 - 1817)