Art & Culture
Experience the eventful past of the Saale-Unstrut region, which is particularly rich in art and culture. From the high medieval cultural landscape with the UNESCO World Heritage Naumburg Cathedral on the Romanesque Road to the baroque princely residences in Merseburg, Weißenfels and Zeitz.
Under the influence of Ottonian rulers in the Middle Ages, the numerous monasteries in Saale-Unstrut not only forced the cultivation of wine, but also provided for a lively art and culture scene. More than 30 profane and sacral buildings from the Middle Ages can be found on the Romanesque Road. Under the reign of bustling dukes, a magnificent baroque court culture flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries. During a visit to one of the three royal residence cities in the region, you can immerse yourself not only in baroque splendour but also in contemporary art & culture events.
The region with its picturesque nooks and crannies, ancient vineyard terraces and enchanting towns awaits you at any time of the year with a variety of art and culture. Whether culinary, musical or museum bites in one of the numerous museums. Saale-Unstrut is the perfect place to enjoy a varied holiday.
Places of interest
When visiting Saale-Unstrut's sights you will not only experience history up close, but also exciting and surprising moments. Follow the 6 meter high and 9.5 meter long "red elephant" into the past at the Geiseltalsee in the central workshop in Pfänerhall or dive into the world of the Uta in the Naumburg Cathedral, whose mysterious charm you are guaranteed not to be able to resist.
The calendar of events in the Saale-Unstrut wine region is packed with musical, cultural and entertaining festivals and events throughout the year. Whether it's an organ concert, a theme walk, a lively wine festival or folk & pop at the Merseburger SchlossGrabenNächte - discover your favourite event now!
nature and wine. art and culture. a day at the lake or the river. stroll through picturesque old towns, characterised by medieval and baroque architecture. in the footsteps of the most important german composer of the early baroque Heinrich schütz. in the region along the saale and unstrut, everything is possible. also, to simply drift and let your soul dangle.