Bernburg is located in Saxony-Anhalt directly on the river Saale. A trip to Bernburg offers the opportunity to explore a residential town and the surrounding Salzlandkreis.
Only about 40 kilometers from Magdeburg, Bernburg Castle stands above the Saale River. From there, you can discover the old town of Bernburg and walk in the footsteps of Till Eulenspiegel. Those who prefer to be out and about more in nature can look for traces of the last Ice Age in the Glacier Garden on the outskirts of the town or cycle along the Saale.
Trip to Bernburg:
Bernburg an der Saale is located in Saxony-Anhalt and was the seat of the Anhalt-Bernburg family. If you stroll through the city, you will discover several places that remind you of this time.
If you walk through Bernburg (Saale) you will always meet images of a famous person, which we know from many legends - Till Eulenspiegel.There is the Eulenspiegel pharmacy, the Eulenspiegel monument, pictures of Eulenspiegel on house walls - yes and in Bernburg stands the largest Eulenspiegel monument.
We were traveling in Saxony-Anhalt and stayed in the beautiful town of Bernburg at the Askania Hotel.
It is the weekend of the 3rd Advent and we have heard that this weekend is a very special date in the city of Bernburg. Namely, this weekend Santa Claus arrives in Bernburg and opens the monastery Christmas.
Travel information about Bernburg
The nearest airports are Leipzig Halle, Berlin Brandenburg and Hannover Airport.
Bernburg has been connected to the railroad network since 1846. The station Bernburg Hauptbahnhof is located about one kilometer east of the city center. From the main station there are hourly regional trains in the direction of Aschersleben and Dessau, and trains to Calbe and Magdeburg run every two hours.
The nearest long-distance train stations are in Köthen and Magdeburg.
The stopping point for long-distance buses is located at the bus station in front of the train station. The city is regularly served by a long-distance bus tour operator.
Bernburg is located on the A14 highway. In addition, federal highways connect the city with its surroundings.
Transport ships sail on the river Saale to the Elbe.
The R1 European Cycle Route, the D11 Cycle Route and the German Unity Cycle Route run through Bernburg. Especially popular is the Saale cycle path, which is about 460 kilometers long.
On the way in …
With the train
In Bernburg Krumbholz runs a park railroad.
Numerous bus lines run through the city and into the surrounding area.
The city center is not very large and is best explored on foot.
With the ship
There is a possibility to take a trip on the river Saale.
In Bernburg there are centrally located paid parking facilities in parking garages and underground garages.
Best time to travel
Bernburg lies in the rain shadow of the Harz Mountains and is one of the driest areas in Germany. In the summer months, the region is one of the warmer areas in Germany.