Walk in Merseburg, Germany
Merseburg is a town in central Germany located in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt on the river Saale, approx. 14 km south of Halle (Saale) and 30 km west of Leipzig. It is the capital of the Saalekreis district.
It had a diocese founded by Archbishop Adalbert of Magdeburg. The University of Merseburg is located within the town. Merseburg is part of the Central German Metropolitan Region.
Merseburg was first mentioned in 850. King Henry the Fowler built a royal palace at Merseburg; in the 933 Battle of Riade, he gained his great victory over the Hungarians in the vicinity.
The walking tour starts at the Merseburg Cathedral of St John the Baptist (founded 1015, rebuilt in the 13th and 16th centuries). We see the castle and Schloßgarten. Then we head to the center and walk towards the train station, where we end the walk.