Saxony-Anhalt's Inspiring Heritage Sites

A greeting from Minister of State and Culture Rainer Robra

By State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Sachsen-Anhalt

Minister of State Rainer Robra, Head of the Chancellery Office and Minister for CultureState Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Sachsen-Anhalt

Dear friends of art!

In this Google Arts & Culture collection, you will experience the "Staunenswerte" - Saxony-Anhalt's inspiring heritage sites. This is the name we have recently been using to advertise the World Heritage Sites in Saxony-Anhalt - our cultural beacons! It fills us with pride that we have a unique density of testimonies to German and European history in our state.

Birthplace ensemble (late 17th century / 2007 (museum)) by unknownOriginal Source: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt

The sites and objects of the UNESCO World Heritage are of universal appeal and formative for the identity of Saxony-Anhalt. Global and world-changing ideas had their origin here. These ideas equally influenced the eras of the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and modernity.

Wörlitz, gondola station (after 1945) by unknownState Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Sachsen-Anhalt

In the future, we want to make even more of an impact with the significant assets of our world heritage sites. Our goal is to make these treasures in the center of Germany better known internationally. Art lovers and cultural tourists from all over the world are invited to come and see the inspiring heritage sites and be immersed in the epochs of past centuries.

West choir, glass painting on the tracery windows (13th century) by glass workshop under the direct influence of the Naumburg MasterOriginal Source: Vereinigte Domstifter zu Merseburg und Naumburg und des Kollegiatstifts Zeitz

In the times of the pandemic, we have experienced the great impact that digital and interactive mediation of art and culture can have. With our presentation on Google Arts & Culture, you can now experience a wealth of intriguing details and extensive background material.

Old town, half-timbered houses (13th - 20th century) by unknownState Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Sachsen-Anhalt

Take the time for a virtual tour and be impressed by the unique cultural heritage of Saxony-Anhalt! 

Rainer Robra 
Minister of State and Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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