Wernigerode Summary

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irst mentioned and officially chartered in 1121, Wernigerode is known as the ‘colourful town of the Harz’, and nowadays it is a must-visit for all who are travelling to the northern part of the Harz region. The rural town, known for its signature medieval timber-framed architecture, has been favoured by many famous novelists and poets, such as the novelists Wilhelm Raabe and Theodor Fontane, along with journalist Hermann Löns. Wernigerode is small, and easy to get around on foot. Here’s how a day-trip itinerary can be well planned and followed. Search Hotels Destination Check-in date Check-out date I don 't have specific dates yet share this page Marktplatz - Wernigerode Town Hall and tourist office Start the trip from Marktplatz, where you’ll find the stunning medieval Town Hall (Rathaus) with its remarkable timber-framed architecture that represents the symbolic typical housing designs of Wernigerode. Since 1544, the Town Hall building has been completed and transformed into an outstanding masterpiece of half-timbered architecture, where festivals and wedding ceremonies used to take place. You will be spellbound by the marvellous aesthetic perfection and harmonious blending together of stone and carved wood. Walk behind the town hall to Wernigerode’s…show more content…
A more comfortable way to explore the Harz is to take the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway (Harz Schmalspurbahnen). A must-do is to take a trip with Brockenbahn to the Brocken - the highest peak of the Harz Mountains, 1114 meters (3654 feet) above the sea level. On the Harzquerbahn train you can enjoy a beautiful scenic 60 kilometer (37.2 mile) ride from Wernigerode to Nordhausen. The train winds around the so-called Steinerne Renne (a waterfall and natural monument) before it gains heights and ascends to the Drei Annen Hohne Station where the Brocken branch diverges and takes you to the Brocken

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