Romanesque Route

Approximately 1,000 years ago the Saxony Duke Heinrich received the East Franconian king’s crown as a recommendation.

Under the early German monarchy of the Ottonians the region around Harz and Magdeburg became the center of occidental history. Heinrich’s son, Otto the Great formed the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Along the tourist passage, “Romanesque Route”, you can now experience this exciting history at 88 original settings.

They will encounter imperishable traces of this time, fortresses and king palaces, sensational cathedrals, vital monasteries in various ways and the four highlights on the “Romanesque Route”, the cathedral treasures in Halberstadt, Merseburg, Naumburg as well as the Collegiate Church in Quedlinburg.

On the more than 1,000 kilometers route discover both for buildings of unusual beauty, along with vital history with knight plays, medieval markets, town festivals.  Show dinners, jongleurs and mistrals will delight your heart, let the love go through the belly and take of amusement. The north and south route yield attention to the center of Otto the Great’s favorite city, Magdeburg.   Inside the Magdeburg Cathedral, the first building in Germany of Gothic layout, there are also tombs of Otto the Great and his first wife Editha.

Since 2007 the Romanesque Route has been interconnected throughout Europe and part of the European cultural route, TRANSROMANICA as stated by the Council of Europe, which connects Romanesque structures in Sachsen-Anhalt and Germany with Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and Serbia.


Abbey Church of St Vitus, Kloster Gröningen

The view of the church, which was built in the 10th century, is characterised by a flèche, which was built in the 12th century. Inside the church, you will find the remains of Romanesque murals and sculptures of outstanding artistic value, ... [read more]

Art museum monastery of our lady, Magdeburg

he monastery of Our Blessed Lady is a landmark on the Romanesque Road. Archbishop Gero founded the collegiate seminary in 1015/18. The former monastery church was built as a flat-ceilinged columnar basilica. The building, which was built from 1064, ... [read more]

Augustinian church of St. Peter, Petersberg

Conrad the Great (died 1156) of the House of Wettin built the collegiate church in 1127. The three-nave cruciform basilica was used by the House of Wettin as a sepulchral church. It is built on a porphyry cliff, and was constructed of the same ... [read more]

Basilica of St Wiperti, Quedlinburg

The church was built in the 12th century on the site of the royal court of Henry I. The choir and crypt date from the 10th century. In the place of the first small hall church at the court of Henry I, a three-aisled basilica was built in 950, in ... [read more]
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Tourismusverband Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. (LTV)
Danzstraße 1
39104 Magdeburg

Contact Person

Manuela Fischer
Koordinatorin "Straße der Romanik / Reisen für Alle"

Leaflet of Romanesque Route

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Romanesque Road Saxony-Anhalt
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