Fairytale garden "paradise"

Fairytale is in the oldest tourist restaurant in Bernburg. 11 Grimm fairy tales are told by means of sprach- u. movement-controlled figures in a lovingly landscaped garden. A real attraction not only for small guests. The restaurant with a large beer garden offers tasty food and drinks.

Park railway "Krumbholz"

The small train goes on a 1.9 km long route across a beautiful park with stops on the Rosenhag, animal garden, Sportforum, Keßlertower and "paradise".

Animal garden Bernburg

More than 100 years ago, the pheasant family was transformed into the present complex with generously sized, nature-oriented enclosures. 1000 animals in 125 varied species and races live here. The bear enclosure, the cheetah savannah, the meerkat enclosure, the penguin coast and the walk-in petting enclosure are among the highlights. There are also two playgrounds and a "Tiergartenschenke".

Adventure bath "Saaleperle"

Cool refreshment after an eventful day in Bernburg is in this modern, very Large-scale recreational oasis with water cannons, showers, giant and Wide slides, three large whirlpools and a diving pool possible. Heated water and a thermal hall also guarantee use on less beautiful days.

Swimming pool Bernburg

With a 25m pool and a no swimmer pool this attractive hall is equipped. Younger guests will feel most comfortable in the fun pool with water features as hedgehog and Dolphin. A sauna area also ensures restful hours.

Passenger ship MS "Saalefee"

Explore with the passenger ship MS "Saalefee" the flora and fauna along the forests near Bernburg in the nature park "Unteres Saaletal"!

In addition, enjoy the unique view of the imposing castle of the princes of Anhalt - Bernburg!

The crew of the fully air-conditioned ship invites to coffee and lock rides, day trips and moonlight rides with dancing.

Schloss Bernburg - Museum Schloss Bernburg with Eulenspiegel tower

High up on a sandstone rock, built on the eastern bank of the Saale, you can already see from Far the former residence castle of the dukes to Anhalt Bernburg. Over time, constantly changing, expanding, beautifying, it gives insights into the Architecture from Romanesque to Baroque too. In the 16th century, the conversion to the impressive renaissance castle. Especially the "lamp" with its façade reliefs of Protestant princes.

The exhibit area in the museum includes an exhibition on the region's prehistory and early history, the historic Mineral Exhibition and Medieval Torture Tool Exhibition, and a witch hunt exhibition in the area. One of the oldest and most valuable editions of the works of the reformer Martin Luther is owned by the museum.

The Romanesque keep at Bernburg Castle is 38 meters high and is the world's largest monument, reminiscent of the funny Schalk. The 3-meter-thick masonry served as the last retreat from enemies to the castle dwellers. The 22nd episode of the Eulenspiegel epic reports that Eulenspiegel served around 1325 as a watchman at the Count of Anhalt.

Today he sits as a speech and movement-controlled figure high up in the tower and tells his story. The tower is located on the Romanesque street.

The Keßlerturm

26 meters high is the "lookout temple" in the "Krumbholz" and was named after its founder Secret Counselor Theodor Keßler named. The tower was built in 1913 and since 2003 you can finally climb the 88 steps to the viewing platform. Beautiful to look at - the silhouette of the city with its towers, peaks and greenery right in the middle. On a clear day you can see the castle Plötzkau, the small Bullsstedter Brocken and with a little luck the Harzer original.


The mention of a ferry connection in Bernburg's history goes back to the 15th century. Existing bridges were often destroyed by flood or ice, so that offered as the only way across the Saale a ferry. The Fährgasse in Bernburgs Talstadt still reminds of it. Today's ferry, the motor ferry "Einheit", has been providing pedestrians and cyclists with the ideal connection between Bergstadt and the recreational area "Krumbholz" since 1966 and can carry up to 110 passengers.