Bitterfeld-Wolfen is one of those little known German towns in the erstwhile East German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
With an economy based on lignite mining and other heavy industries, things began to look decidedly low after the unification. After the merging of Bitterfeld and Wolfen in July 2007, however, a new life was breathed into the historic province.
Within a short distance from the big city chic of Leipzig, Bitterfeld-Wolfen now sees more visitors venturing into its historic innards.
A main attraction here would be the Bitterfelder Meer, a sea with an extensive waterfront filled with exciting activities and entertainments. You will certainly find plenty here to fill a whole day of fun.
For more water based fun, you should consider visiting the Great Goitzeschesee, a lake about 3 km away.
The inner city of Bitterfeld has a lovely City Park in addition to its historic delights. Modern cafés and restaurants give you plenty of opportunities to catch your breath as you tour the historic sites that dot the place.
If you’re looking for historic monuments, you should definitely visit the Mosiqkau Castle about 23 km away in the countryside. The Moritzburg National Gallery is also well worth touring.
Wolfen has a fabulous historic center which also has modern hotels and shopping conveniently incorporated. The old world charm is not quite lost on you as you stroll along the busy streets.
Enjoy the best of shopping and other attractions along these historic streets. The Irrgarten Jessnitz is a great venue about 10km away if you want more natural beauty in your itinerary.