Aschersleben is an excellent location to start your camper van holiday. Full of history and architectural diversity thanks to the old fortress, the town has a rich cultural offering, art galleries, parks and gardens. You'll also find that motorhomebookers.com have trusted partners in Aschersleben.
Below, we invite you to discover more about choosing Aschersleben to start an extended holiday with a motorhome. You'll also find time-saving tips and valuable advice about sightseeing and things to do in and around Aschersleben.
As you approach the old town, you'll notice the landmark towers of the ancient fortifications. Nonetheless, there's more to Aschersleben than these magnificent architectural treasures. The Anhalt region is the birthplace of the Reformation, and visitors can retrace Luther's steps at various historical sites.
At the same time, garden lovers have a choice of more than 40 parks to see, including the Promenadenring, the Herrenbreite, the Bestehornpark, the Rosarium, the Stadtpark and the Eine-Terrasse.
The municipal museum also merits a visit, whether for its famous mammoth ear or because it houses the only walk-in Masonic temple in Germany. Alternatively, the Kriminalpanoptikum museum set in the former prison offers an encounter with Sherlock Holmes and exciting crooks' tales.
As the gateway to the Harz Mountains, Aschersleben sits in the heartland of German history between Magdeburg — the city of Otto the Great and Otto von Guericke — and Halle, the birthplace of the Baroque composer Handel.
Twenty kilometres or so to the west, the compact medieval town of Quedlinburg is famous for its cobblestone streets and more than 1,300 preserved wood-frame buildings. Walking along its intricate alleys, you experience more than six centuries of history and an exquisite Renaissance style.
Nearby, on the Burgberg, Schlossberg or castle mountain, you'll find the Abbesses' Palace, which houses the Schloss Museum. Its displays range from Ice Age fossils and Bronze Age artefacts to an unsettling array of medieval torture instruments. In contrast, the nearby abbey church of St. Servatius is one of Germany's best-preserved twelfth-century buildings.
To start your motorhome holiday, the nearest arrival point for air travellers is Leipzig/Halle Airport, relatively small and 65 kilometres from Aschersleben. Alternatively, the medium-sized Erfurt Airport is 93 kilometres away. More flights operate from the larger Hannover Airport, some 144 kilometres away.
In Aschersleben, the Freizeitzentrum Ballhaus parking area has off-road space for 14 motorhomes. While suitable for a short stay, other popular sites include Bernburger Saale Camper in Bernburg, 26 kilometres east. You could opt for a waterside pitch on the banks of the River Saale at the MBSV Wasserwandern campervan site, also in Bernburg.
Aschersleben's diverse culture and fascinating history offer something to interest almost everyone. The town runs a varied programme of concerts and exhibitions. In addition, art lovers should see the work of respected artist Neo Rauch at the Graphics Foundation.
Once you've seen the town, its location south of Magdeburg and around halfway between Hanover and Leipzig means you have a choice of routes to set off and explore this region of Eastern Germany.
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