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Ballenstedt (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Ballenstedt is a town in Germany. It belongs to the district of Quedlinburg in Saxony-Anhalt. The German touristic route Strabe der Romanik leads through Ballenstedt.

The castle in this town was the seat of the Ascanian dynasty of rulers. The most prominent Ascanian Albert I of Brandenburg established the Mark Brandenburg in the year 1157, and was its first Markgraf. Albert I held, like his father, the name Graf von Ballenstedt. Albert I's grave rests within the gates of the Ascanian monastery in Ballenstedt. A tombstone for Albert is situated in the city park.
Ballenstedt became known as a suburban town for the retired. The former house of author and painter Wilhelm von Kugelgen and the castle are at the present museums. The Ballenstedt castle theatre is the oldest theatre in Saxony-Anhalt.

Ballenstedt is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Germany.

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