Germany - Wernigerode
~ Mediaeval City in the Harz Mountains ~
sights and interesting facts
anthem Germany

Bavaria /Mittenw.

Wernigerode castle hill 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.Wernigerode Castle 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 and accessories.
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).

Wernigerode Castle courtyard  Wernigerode Castle gate  Wernigerode old Townhall 
Castle Courtyard
 entrance gate
Old Town Hall
Wernigerode city view   wernigerode interesting house Wernigerode Cafe Vienna 
 City View
interesting house
Café Wien

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