Discover the German Middle Ages
The Romanesque Road is extremely popular among German and international visitors. Nowhere else in Germany can you enjoy such a rich Romanesque heritage as in the Saxony-Anhalt of today. The 1,000 km tourist road is shaped like a figure eight and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to marvel at 72 buildings in 60 different places where Romanesque times are brought to life in all their beauty and splendour. A journey along the Romanesque Road will take you to fortified castles, venerable cathedrals and old churches dating from the 10th to 13th century and bearing witness to the times of Christianisation under the union of cross and sword.
Click the following link to learn more about the many fascinating sites and attractions which dot the northern and southern route.
Romanesque Road in Saxony-Anhalt:
The erection of the basilica was ordered by Archbishop Gero in 1015, and it was long considered Magdeburg’s most venerable sacral building after the Cathedral. Custom had it that the mortal remains of Magdeburg's bishops were laid out here on the first day of their death before they were transferred to the Monastery of Our Lady on the second day and finally ...
In fact, the church belonged to the fishermen's village of Frose just outside the protection of the city walls – the city area did not extend to the church in the 11th century and its fortified tower was meant to defend the villagers. Around 1830, the church's Romanesque nave was transformed into a Gothic style nave, however the western ...