Saxony-Anhalt is located at the centre of Germany and is very easy to reach by car via a well-developed road network with 4 motorways (A2, A14, A36 and A39) and numerous federal roads.

Before you drive in Germany, you must ensure that the driving licence you have obtained abroad is valid in Germany.

Persons from the following countries do not need to have their driving licenses transferred for driving in Germany: EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein.

Citizens from other countries may drive with a driving licence from their home country for six months from the time of their entry into Germany. After that, they will need a German driving licence. This may require taking a driving test again. That depends on where the original driving licence was obtained.

Local public transport (ÖPNV)  

The rural areas or the state capital and independent towns within Saxony-Anhalt can also be reached very well by car or public transport.

Saxony-Anhalt is very well integrated into the German long-distance rail network. There are numerous regional train stations and two large long-distance train stations.

You can also travel inexpensively through Saxony-Anhalt with the Saxony-Anhalt ticket from Deutsche Bahn.

In the future, there will be a trainee ticket for trainees in Saxony-Anhalt, which will offer financial relief in connection with the use of local public transport.

In addition, all regions are very well connected via a local rail-bus system  and can therefore be reached easily at almost any time.

In addition, Saxony-Anhalt has good connections to the south of Germany and abroad via the airports of Leipzig-Halle, Hanover and Berlin.


In Saxony-Anhalt, it’s easy to travel by bicycle. Well-developed cycle path networks in the cities and in the countryside invite you to cycle. In many regions, cycling to work, school or shopping is not only inexpensive but also environmentally friendly. It doesn’t always have to be a new bike. Even a used bike does a good job.