Car Hire Bernburg
Bernburg is a town in Saxony Anhalt, Germany, capital of Salzlandkreis, situated approximately 15 miles downstream from Halle. Bernburg is dominated by its huge Renaissance castle featuring a museum as well as a popular, recently updated bear pit in its moat. Bernburg has one of the campuses of the regional university. In the Nazi era during World War II, a wing of the town's mental hospital was for several years used for the T4 Euthanasia Programme. Although it is small, Bernburg is a wonderful place where you can relax, have a good time and take advantage of all the wonderful historical and cultural attractions.
Top Attractions Within Bernburg
Bernburg Palace is the main landmark of Bernburg. The palace is built in a Renaissance style of architecture. It has a richly decorated Baroque doorway, a BLoue Tower, Romanesque keep. In the 17th and 18th century the Palace as the residential palace of the prices and dukes of Anhalt Bernburg and was used as the home of the widows till the middle of the 19th century.
Augustinian Convent is another important landmark in Bernburg. The monastery of the Augustinian eremites was built around 1300, after Martin Luther entered the monastery. In the course of the centuries the convent was turned into an orphanage, a grammar school, a library a foundation. The convent is more than a memorial. It is a very spiritual and wonderful place to visit.
Saale River divides Bernburg in two. On the banks of the Saale, a recreation area can be found, with a wonderful Zoo, where both adults and children can see a variety of animals, a Red Indian Village, where tourists can get a glimpse of how Indians used to live, a Fairytale Garden and a Miniature Railroad. Moreover, there are boat trips on the Saale River.
St. Nicholas Church is another landmark of Bernburg. It is an unfinished late Gothic, with parts of an early Gothic Basilica. Tourists can enjoy a tour of the Church.