Wernigerode is a most beautiful, mediaeval city
in the Harz region and truly a pleasure to see. In comparison
to Quedlinburg it is more exclusive and colourful.
The city is dominated by the 500 years old castle, which is
located on the hilltop that rises sharply at the city.
The castle was founded in the 12th century. In the 15th and 16th it was extended and fortified
by ditches, barriers, walls and gates, which made it an almost impregnable
fortification. In the 17th century it was redesigned as a baroque castle
but only in the 18th century it became the residence of the counts as castle
of representation. It is a museum now with well preserved antique furniture
A variety of horse-drawn carriage are waiting to take you to the castle.
The historic market place is dominated by the famous
500 years Old Town hall. Because of its incomparable beauty it is a preferred
place for marriages four young couples from all over the world.
The small city with its colorful half-timbered houses attracts over a million tourists every year.
Have yourself be charmed and don't
miss to have a rest in the "Café Wien", built in 1583 (next to
the market place).