Surroundings The castle is located in a beautiful natural scenery surrounding, ideal places for nature lovers and peace seekers. Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Saale-Unstrut region, the northernmost wine-growing region in Germany, lies hidden the small village Schochwitz. There are various of leisure activities, such as Riding trips or a small sailing trip on the "sweet lake" near five kilometers away. Furthermore, there is a swimming and sauna center in the immediate vicinity.
Halle (Saale) is the next largest city you can visit from Healingcastle Schochwitz, with its remarkably well-preserved old town, where you can still find entire streets in the style of the early years - as complete as nowhere else in Germany. In addition, 20 major museums and institutions of the national cultural heritage of the new federal states are located in Halle and its vicinity, of which the Georg Friedrich Händel House, where the great musician was born, the Franckesche Foundation and the Landeskunstmuseum in Moritzburg are considered the three most important.
Chocolate factory hall Halle also has a special store for little or big sweet-toothed people: Halloren, the oldest chocolate factory in Germany. It exists since 1896 and was rebuilt in 2002 for a chocolate museum with show production. To admirers, there is a complete Biedermeier salon made of chocolate and marzipan! (They have various of chocolate samples, but please don't break anything here.)
Romanesque Road Halle is also located on the "road of romance", which is one of the most popular German tourism routes. It runs in the form of an eight through Saxony-Anhalt. It is lined with more than 70 Romanesque buildings. The northern route leads from the famous Magdeburg Cathedral through the picturesque Altmark to the far north of Saxony-Anhalt. The southern route leads through Saxony-Anhalt's "gentle south", the Harz and the Saale-Unstrut region.
Giebichenstein Castle The Romans were already guests in Burg Giebichenstein and it was inhabited by the first German kings and emperors. It was here that the most beautiful poems of Romanticism, composed by minnesingers, for example "Bei Halle" - one of Eichendorff's famous songs.
Further information about the sights as well as the great cultural of the city, please click Halle More information about "Romanesque Road" can be found at www.sachsen-anhalt-tourismus.de.