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Aken (Elbe) Overview

Aken (Elbe) is a town in the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The town is located at the left bank of the Elbe river.

Aken located at the Middle Elbe is approx. 8 km west of Dessau-Rosslau (Dessau-Rosslau vacation rentals | Dessau-Rosslau travel guide) in extended lowlands within the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe. Approx. 15 km west of Aken the Saale river enters the Middle Elbe.

Things to See in Aken (Elbe)

Historical town hall

Two medieval churches: St. Nicholas and St. Mary

"Stone Kemenate" (heated residential building) from the 13th century with arches

Town wall from the Middle Ages with 3 remaining towers

Passenger navigation on the river Elbe

Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe

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More about the History of Aken (Elbe)

The castle Gloworp was first mentioned in the 12th century. The town itself was first documented in 1219, naming the mayor Waltherus de Aken. In 1270 Aken received its town charter as Civitas. The name Aken is based on the Latin name Aqua (location at or near the water). Probably this was a foundation from lower rhenish settlers from Aachen (Aachen vacation rentals | Aachen travel guide) which is spelled Aken in the Dutch language.

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Aken (Elbe) is a town in the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The town is located at the left bank of the Elbe river.

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