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As you make your way through the Saale-Unstrut winegrowing region, the Saale-Unstrut Wine Road, the Mansfelder Seen Wine Route and the White Elster Wine Route will lead you past old terraced vineyards to numerous wine estates and taverns.

However you wish to explore the region’s wine landscapes – on foot, by bike, by boat, car or even from the air – anything is possible thanks to the well-developed hiking and cycling trails, waterways, the major and minor roads that cross the region, and Laucha-Dorndorf airfield.

The Wine Road was established in 1993, and originally ran along the Unstrut from Nebra to Freyburg. In Großjena the Unstrut flows into the Saale. From here you can either travel on to Weißenfels, or follow the Saale via Naumburg to Bad Kösen, a distance of around 40 kilometres. Over time the route has been extended: to Bad Sulza in 1994, and then in 2003 to Memleben, when 2 other wine routes were also added, which opened up winegrowing “islands” far from the main centre to wine tourism too: the Mansfelder Seen Wine Route (between Zappendorf and Unterrissdorf, with a length of approximately 21.8 km) and the White Elster Wine Route (around 17 kilometres in length), from Posa Abbey in Zeitz to Wetterzeube.