Surroundings & Places of Interest
Near the castle there are a lot of different opportunities for leisure time activities such as horseback riding or even a short sailing trip on the “Süßen See” 5 kilometers away. Moreover there is a swimming center and sauna not far away from the Healing Castle.
The nearest big city you can visit is Halle. There you can see the remarkable obtained old town where you will find streets from the foundation years – still so complete like nowhere else in Germany. In Halle and in the surroundings there are about 20 significant museums and buildings of the national cultural heritage of the new federal states. The three most important of these are the "Georg Friedrich Händel" building where this great musician was born, the Frankische Stiftungen and finally the state art museum Moritzburg.
Chocolate Factory Halle
Halle has something special for food-interested people: here you will find the oldest chocolate factory in Germany. This factory has existed since 1896. In 2002 the museum was restored allowing people to visit the production show. You can also admire a complete Biedermeier salon built up with chocolate and marzipan! (Of course it is not allowed to try anything from the room but you will find a lot of other samples of chocolate you will be allowed to eat ;-) )
Halle is on the way to "Romanesque Road". This road runs in the form of an eight through Saxony-Anhalt. Along the road you see 70 Romanesque buildings. On the north route you can discover the famous Magdeburger Dom, the picturesque Altmark and the very north of Saxony-Anhalt. The south route guides you through the "gentle south", the hills of the landscape Harz and the Saale-Unstrut Region.
Please look at the following website for further information about the surrounding sights of Healing Castle Schochwitz: www.halle.de
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