Explore the Hanseatic city Naumburg (Saale)

Halfway between Leipzig and Weimar, nestled in a pleasant landscape, lies the wine-growing region of Saale- Unstrut. Far from the big- city bustle, visitors can experience the history and culture, nature and romance of the area first-hand. The heart of Germany beats here in the Middle Ages: castles and ruins still tower over the river valleys, recalling a time when the first German kings and emperors lived here. 

Naumburg the cathedral town on the Saale river

Naumburg is situated in the centre of this idyllic castle and wine region. The town boats a history stretching back nearly 1000 years; today, 30.500 people live here. The unique artistic and architectural treasures found in the old part of town have led to it being called „ the Cathedral Town of Naumburg “ or „ the Town of the Stone Wonders “

The town`s worldfamous landmark is the late Romanesque and early Gothic SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. In Naumburg`s old town we can feel the aura of the past centuries. A closed ensemble of Renaissance and Baroque buildings line the spacious Market Square. The multi-storey attics recall the town`s role as a trading centre in the Middle Ages, when Naumburg has been member of the Hanseatique League. As Naumburg’s St-Peter and Pauls fai competed with the Leipzig fair, Naumburg was forced, after only one year, to dismiss its membership On the south side of the square stands the majestic St. Wenceslas parish church. Its valuable interior includes the Hildebrandt organ; test-played by Johann Sebastian Bach, it is an important example of late Baroque organ-making. The centre of the old part of town is still partially encircled by the old town fortifications. Another attraction for visitors is the former house of the family of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, which is now a museum open to the public.

Naumburg is the ideal starting point for exploratory tours- on foot, by bike, boat, car or train- into the old Central German cultural landscape of the Saale and Unstrut valleys, marked by historical locations, fortresses and castles. There is also the possibility of going on half-day or whole-day excursions to the cultural city of Weimar or of the old trade-fair city of Leipzig. The university city Halle, the Wörlitzer cultural landscape near Dessau and Baroque Dresden are easy to reach from Naumburg.

Pictures of the Hanseatic City of Naumburg (Saale)

Naumburg (Saale)

Stadt Naumburg
Kultur und Tourismus
Markt 12
06618 Naumburg