The federated state of Saxony-Anhalt is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and possesses the highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany. The Harz National Park is a major tourist attraction. It includes the Brocken, with an elevation of 1,141 meters the highest mountain of Northern Germany.
Saxony-Anhalt has a reputation for the traditional beauty of rural towns like Wernigerode and Quedlinburg. Martin Luther, a seminal figure in the Reformation, was born and died in Eisleben. The composer Kurt Weill is associated with the city of Dessau, where the Kurt Weill Festival is hosted annually. The state capital is Magdeburg and the largest city is Halle (Saale).
Saxony-Anhalt is located in the northern center-east of Germany. It covers 20,452 km² and has a population of 2.18 million inhabitants.
- 2.180.684 inhabitants
- 20.452 km²
- 10 student cities
- 13 universities
- 615 degree programms