Romanesque Road

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Not to be confused with the Romantic Road.

Road sign at Gernrode

The Romanesque Road (German: Straße der Romanik) is a scenic route in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt in central-east Germany.[1] It is part of the Transromanica network, a major European Cultural Route since 2006.


The route takes the form of a figure-of-eight, with a northern and a southern loop, and the city of Magdeburg as its centre, linking village churches, monasteries, cathedrals and castles built between 950 and 1250 and which therefore represent the emergence of Christianity in this part of Germany. Their Romanesque architecture can be recognised by its angular shapes and the round arches of the windows and doors as shown on the official Romanesque Road signs. As well as the specific Romanesque stops en route, there are other villages and churches to explore.

Major places of interest[edit]

Magdeburg Cathedral
Haldensleben: Nordhusen Church ruin
Halberstadt Cathedral
Memleben Abbey, crypt
Hamersleben monastery church


  • Cathedral
  • Unser Lieben Frauen monastery
  • St Peter's Church
  • St Sebastian's Church

Northern Route[edit]

Southern Route[edit]

As an incentive to raise the profile and support the economy along the Romanesque Road in the Saxony-Anhalt region there is an annual competition for the 'Romanesque Prize', worth € 10,000.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Straße der Romanik. Accessed on 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Verleihung des Romanikpreises 2007 in Havelberg". 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2009.

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