Quedlinburg.

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Quedlinburg (map) is a town in the Harz Mountains (nationalpark-harz.de), of Saxony-Anhalt. It is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval renaissance towns. It features a rare combination of ancient and modern historical treasures. In 1994, the castle, church and old town were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The old town of Quedlinburg belongs to the largest in Germany with a size of around 90 hectares. 2000 half-timbered houses can be found here. The oldest, the “Ständerbau” (map), dates back from 1347.

The castle and Stiftskirche St. Servatius still dominate the town like in the early Middle Ages. The church is a prime example of German Romanesque style.

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The Quedlinburg castle complex (map), founded by King Henry I and built up by Emperor Otto I in 936, was an imperial *Pfalz of the Saxon emperors.

There are no big shopping centres in the immediate vicinity of Quedlinburg. Instead they pride themselves on the numerous little curio shops selling everything from arts and handicraft, to antique shops, offering a wide choice of objects to suit every taste.

Surrounding Area – Quedlingburg is an ideal point of departure to reach the nearby Harz, with dramatic gorges and mountainous landscapes waiting to be explored in a hiker’s paradise.

The ‘Romanesque Road‘ recounts dynasties and events from German and European history up to a thousand years ago. Numerous Romanesque edifices in the immediate vicinity of Quedlinburg bear witness to this history.

Thale Hexentanzplatz (Witches Dance Floor, map) is reputedly an Old Saxon cult site, at which, celebrations were held in honour of the so-called Hagedisen (forest and mountain goddesses), particularly on the night of 1 May. The place did not become known as the Hexentanzplatz until the cult was banned by the invading Christian Franks.

 

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ARRIVAL & TRANSPORT (quedlinburg-info.de) • Planning Your Route (quedlinburg.de)

BUS: MeinFernbus | Stations & Destinations — Germany’s largest long-distance bus company. + FlixbusBerlin Linien BusPostbusMeinFernbusDeinBus. Information on almost all bus routes in Germany – BUSRADAR.com. (*Intercity buses in Germany)

TRAIN: Deutsche BahnGerman Rail PassVGNSNCB International • ÖBB • Thalys • RailEurope. (*Rail travel in Germany)

AIRPORT: Berlin Airport • Cologne Bonn AirportFrankfurt AirportStuttgart AirportHamburg AirportMunich AirportDüsseldorf Airport

FERRY: Color LineTT-Line / Sylt Island Ferry: FRS SyltfähreAdler-Schiffe. Lake Constance Ferries: The largest lake in Germany, Lake Constance offers several ferry routes connecting Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Germany is, in general, bicycle friendly, with many bike lanes in cities. There is also a substantial network of well signed, long distance bike routes BICYCLE ROUTE PLANNER GERMANY + Germany – EuroVelo

Quedlinburg UNESCO Welterbe.

Quedlinburg, die einstige Königspfalz und Mitglied der Hanse, ist eine reizvolle, über 1000-jährige mittelalterliche Stadt. Am Nordrand des Harzes gelegen empfängt sie Besucher mit verwinkelten Gassen, uraltem Kopfsteinpflaster und weiträumigen Plätzen, die von Fachwerkhäusern umsäumt werden. Überragt wird das Ganze vom massigen Sandsteinfelsen mit den Stiftsgebäuden und der romanischen St. Servatius-Kirche. Hier begann vor über 1.000 Jahren deutsche Geschichte.

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Oktoberfest.

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