Aschersleben – The Oldest City In Saxon-Anhalt

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Aschersleben - The Oldest City In Saxon-Anhalt

Aschersleben – The Oldest City In Saxon-Anhalt

A Historical Centre With Wonderful Architecture

Established around 753 AD, the city of Aschersleben has plenty of architectural delights and it is the oldest recorded city in Saxony-Anhalt. If you love wandering around old buildings, soaking up atmosphere and enjoy seeing many different styles of architecture then Aschersleben is the place to visit.

A Medieval Town Wall

As well as the stunning city buildings, history buffs will love seeing the medieval town wall which boasts 15 watchtowers. Running around the city and covering 2 kilometres, you can walk around the city walls and have a good view of all the other buildings which includes architecture from the Gothic period, the Baroque style and the Renaissance.

Tourist Routes

Well marked tourist routes around Aschersleben guide you on a trip through the city that takes in lovely gardens, the city fortifications and Herrenbreite Park. This beautiful open space has stood in the city since the 15th century and has statues, fountains and a wonderful display of flora. The park also has a great beer garden where you can sit and relax after your long sightseeing trip.

Annual Festivals And The Zoo

One of the best known annual events in Aschersleben is held in November and this is a great time to visit. The Autumn Blues Festival attracts many visitors and you can also enjoy classical music concerts at other times of the year.

Like many other German cities, Aschersleben has a zoo where there are over 500 animals. Siberian Tigers can be viewed in a large outdoor enclosure and there is a planetarium which gives shows that allow you to feel like you are travelling around the universe.

Summer Delights In Aschersleben

The swimming pool at Aschersleben is huge. It covers 1000 square metres and is a fabulous place to cool off in the summer months. Based in the sports centre which also caters for rock climbing and beach volleyball, the pool is a welcome respite after a hard day’s walk around all the wonderful buildings and churches. Alternatively, hire a boat and gently row or pedal around the next door pond which is called the Gondelteich.

A Holiday For Everyone

Tucked away in Saxony-Anhalt, the beautiful city of Aschersleben has a host of wonderful places and entertainments that everyone will enjoy. Both adults and the young can find something to suit them in the oldest recorded city in Saxony-Anhalt.

Finding Accommodation In Aschersleben

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Three great city hotels in Aschersleben give you plenty of choice of accommodation.


The Hotel-Park-Residenz is right in the centre of the city and the rooms have warm furnishings that make you feel at home. This is a family run hotel that welcomes all visitors with a smile. Each day a sumptuous buffet breakfast is served and there is an outside terrace where guests can enjoy a quiet drink. During the summer you can take advantage of the outdoor pool and all guests are welcome to use the piano.

Hotel und Restaurant Ascania

A four star hotel that gives you more, the Hotel und Restaurant Ascania sits two hundred metres from the beautiful Stephanikirche church. All the rooms are tastefully furnished and all offer peace and quiet. At the hotel restaurant you can enjoy regional food and the chef always uses ingredients that are in season. Just a 12 minute walk from the train station, this is a convenient and centrally located hotel.

City Hotel Aschersleben (Three Star)

Classically furnished and placed in a very convenient location that is only 1.5 kilometres from the sports centre, the three star City Hotel Aschersleben is an ideal base for guests who want to explore this lovely region. You get cable TV in all the rooms and a view over the countryside. Easy to reach, the hotel is only 500 metres from the train station and has free parking.

How To Get To Aschersleben

Situated some 86 kilometres from the airport at Leipzig/Halle, Aschersleben can be reached by train and road.

By Train

A train from the airport runs every 30 minutes and takes you to Halle(Saale)Hbf, then you can take a train to Aschersleben which runs every hour. The journey time is a little over an hour and the trip costs from as little as 12.30 euro depending on the time of day.

By Road

If you are travelling by car then the shortest route is the A14 motorway which goes directly from the Leipzig/Halle airport to Aschersleben.

Things To See And Do Near Aschersleben

Architectural Delights

Many of the visitors to Aschersleben come specifically to see the wonderful different styles of architecture of the oldest recorded city in the area. From Romanesque to Art Nouveau, there is plenty to marvel at here.

Restaurants And Night Life

The Grauer Hof restaurant is small and you can enjoy local products as well as superb German wine. For nightlife there is the Klapsmuhle Aschersleben, a nightclub that will welcome you with open arms.

A Secret Destination

Although it is not as well known as some of the other holiday destinations in Germany, the city of Aschersleben is a real delight. There are amazing buildings, a medieval town wall and even a zoo for the children. You can walk around and soak up the delights of this medieval secret place and then enjoy some great German food and drink at the end of the day.

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