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.


Wendhusen Convent

The Wendhusen house of canonesses (convent) was founded in around 825 by Countess Gisla, daughter of Hessi (the East Saxon/Franconian nobleman who united with Charlemagne in 775), and reached its moment of greatest importance in the course of the 9th ... [read more]

Wiepke village church

The small village of Wiepke has a largely unaltered late Romanesque church dating from the mid-12th century. It is typical of a type of construction which is characteristic of many Romanesque village churches in the Old Mark. The Romanesque ... [read more]

Wust village church

From the 12th century, the village of Wust was in the sphere of influence of the Premonstratensian monastery at Jerichow, which also had rights of patronage over the church. The church was redesigned in 1665; a coffered ceiling, Flemish oil ... [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

Symbol Beschreibung Größe
Romanesque Road Saxony-Anhalt
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