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Make a holiday rental in Saale Valley, Germany your home away from home

Saale Valley holiday accommodation is set in the southern portion of Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt federal state, in the eastern central part of the country. This area is regarded as one of the country’s most spectacular river landscapes, as the River Saale snakes its way through dark, forested valleys, creating the perfect environment for all kinds of outdoor recreation.

Things to do in Saale Valley, Germany

Saale Valley self-catering holiday rentals would be perfect if you’re on the hunt for some unspoiled nature and outdoor fun. It’s a fantastic spot for swimming, as the meandering river has created fjord-like pools with calm waters. Motor and sail-boating are also very popular here with a huge area to explore. Fishing is another big draw in the area, with large number of perch, bream and trout in the river.

On land there’s a wide variety of landscapes to be explored around Saale Valley self-catering accommodation. For instance Saale Unstrut is a wine growing region, with an attractive landscape of vineyards that line the banks of the river. You’ll be able to admire this scenery around the spa town of Bad Kösen, which boasts an historic water mill and weirs that have been in place for centuries. Also close to Bad Kösen is Rudelsburg Castle, which sits on a promontory overlooking the Saale Valley. The building dates to the Middle Ages to defend trade routes through the valley – it was destroyed in the Thirty Years War, but its ruins are in a good state of preservation.

Another location with important historical remnants is Dornburg. You could make your way here from Saale Valley holiday rentals to see the three castles here – the earliest dates to the 1100s, and the most recent is from the 1700s.

Places to visit on holiday in Salle Valley, Germany

The city of Leipzig is little more than half an hour from holiday rentals in Saale Valley - it’s an important cultural hub for the region and features museums such as the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, which offers exhibitions about the GDR – former East Germany.

Weather in Saale Valley, Germany

On holiday at self-catering accommodation in the Saale Valley you’ll encounter a continental climate, which creates quite a big gap between summer and winter conditions. Summers are pleasantly warm – in June, July and August temperatures get up to the mid-20s, while in mid-winter highs barely get above freezing.

Cheap flights to Saale Valley, Germany

Travelling from the UK, you’ll be able to get to self-catering holiday accommodation in the Saale Valley by making your way from London Stansted (STD) with Ryanair to Leipzig-Halle Airport (LEJ), which sits just over half an hour to the east.

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