Saxony-Anhalt is a state with a rich history. Historically, it developed from the well-established area around the Middle Elbe, lower Saale and Harz mountains. A whole series of important events, people and historical processes had their origins here and exerted their influence time and again far beyond the boundaries of the state.
The Reformation is just one case in point. The works of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, both of whom were professors at the university in Wittenberg, permanently changed the religious landscape of Germany.
History is still reflected to this very day in many places. Castles, palaces, cathedrals and churches along the Romanesque Road rooted in the beautiful scenery of Saxony-Anhalt convey a real sense of history.