Saxony-Anhalt occupies a leading position amongst the East German federal states in terms of infrastructural provision per head of population. The state’s transport infrastructure is, of course, heavily influenced by its central location at the heart of Germany and also of Europe.
The road and rail networks of Saxony-Anhalt are amongst the densest and most efficient in Germany. The A2 Dortmund-Berlin, A9 Munich-Berlin, A14 Magdeburg-Dresden and the new A38 Göttingen-Halle motorways offer excellent connections, and link important transport arteries.
The three principal cities in the state, Halle, Magdeburg and Dessau, lie at the intersections of major German and international rail routes, and have access to other German and European cities through the intercity network of Deutsche Bahn AG (German Website).
Saxony-Anhalt is integrated into the European waterway network by means of the Rivers Elbe, Saale and Havel, the Elbe-Havel Channel and the Mittelland Channel. Since 2003, uninterrupted waterway access to Berlin has been possible, irrespective of fluctuating water-levels in the Elbe. There are 17 operating ports and transshipment points, as well as additional company-owned ports.
The international airports of Leipzig/Halle, Berlin and Hanover are particularly important for their scheduled and charter flights. Saxony-Anhalt also has a business airport and five satellite airports for regional and business flights.
For additional information about the transport infrastructure of Saxony-Anhalt, visit the Investment and Marketing Corporation of Saxony-Anhalt.