Aschersleben, Germany

Aschersleben is a town in the district of Salzlandkreis, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Located 22 km to the east of Quedlinburg, it covers 156 sq km (60 sq mi) and has a population of 29,000 people (2012 estimate).

The history of Aschersleben dates back to AD 753. It became part of the Province of Saxony, within the kingdom of Prussia in 1815. The town was a base for the production of the Junkers fuselage during the Second World War. A subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp was located here to provide slave labor for the local aircraft and automobile industries.

Today Aschersleben has a restored old town with buildings in the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. These are surrounded by newer structures in the Neoclassical and Jugendstil styles.

How to go to Aschersleben


Magdeburg, head south on Autobahn 14 until Exit 10, then continue west on Highway 6n to reach Aschersleben.

Places of Interest in Aschersleben

  1. Aschersleben Town Hall
  2. Bestehornhaus
  3. Krukmannsches Haus
  4. Stephankirche

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