Berlin, Germany's capital, is located 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the east of Salzwedel, while Hamburg is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the northwest.
Of course, visiting just one place, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a glimpse into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So try to set aside some time to delve into Saxony-Anhalt's other natural and man-made attractions. Arendsee, lies approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west. Take the trip there to see the Abbey Church of St. Mary and Arendsee Heritage Museum.
Braunschweig is around 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Salzwedel. This center contains a some great visitor attractions, like Happy Rizzi House, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum and Brunswick Cathedral. Dankwarderode Castle, Castle Square (Burgplatz) and Coal Market (Kohlmarkt) are other good places to visit.
If you're looking for things to see that won't cost an arm and a leg, set aside some time to explore Saxony-Anhalt's many outdoor popular gardens. If the weather makes you want to stay indoors, plan a trip to Saxony-Anhalt's history museums, art galleries and theaters.
Saxony-Anhalt is a good place to sign up for a range of cycling tours and city walking tours available here. If you are not the type of traveler to go on holiday merely to relax by the pool all day, the area around Salzwedel offers a number of high-energy activities such as hiking and mountain climbing.
As your vacation comes to close, you'll be sure to bid Salzwedel a sad "Tschüss"