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

Bavaria /Mittenw.

Wernigerode castleWernigerode 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 and accessories. Wernigerode townhall

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.

Enjoy the flair of this exciting city and don't miss to have a rest in the "Café Vienna", built in 1583 (next to the market place).

famous city views
Wernigerode -  old town hall
Wernigerode Cafe Vienna
Wernigerode view to the Castle
Old Town Hall
Café Vienna
view to the castle

the castle
Wernigerode Castle inside
Wernigerode Castle gate
Wernigerode Castle inside
 entrance gate
 castle inside

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