a city of German history
Photos: Isabella Hamann | Text: Fine Rooms | 2018-07-26
The old royal palace was formerly also a member of the Hanseatic League, it is still a charming medieval town located on the northern edge of the Harz and a worthwhile destination.
On an area of more than 80 ha, more than 2000 picturesque half-timbered houses are crowded. Like in a colorful picture book, the development of this construction method can be read over eight centuries on the often richly decorated facades.
Characteristic are the winding lanes with the historically preserved paving and the spacious squares, surrounded by half - timbered houses, which are dominated by massive sandstone cliffs of the castle hill with the Romanesque St. Servatius church.
At the Finkenherd, at the foot of the castle hill, the Saxon Duke Heinrich 919 is said to have received the royal crown.
Of course world famous is the fabled cathedral treasure and its legendary rediscovery, absolutely to look at.
With this uniquely closed historic cityscape Quedlinburg is in the first row of German half - timbered towns and in 1994 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Cultural Heritage worth preserving.
Visit one of the antique shops.
Comfortable footwear for the small streets with the very old plaster are very advisable.