Harz Mountains

The early classicist poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724–1803) is one of Quedlinburg’s most celebrated sons. He was born in this 16th-century house, which is now a museum containing some interesting exhibits on Klopstock himself and on Dorothea Erxleben (1715–62), Germany’s first female doctor.

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1. Schlossmuseum

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The Schlossberg, on a 25m-high plateau above Quedlinburg, was initially graced with a church and residence under King Heinrich I (Henry the Fowler),…

2. Lyonel Feininger Galerie

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This purpose-built gallery exhibits the work of influential Bauhaus artist Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), who was born in New York and came to Germany at…

3. Stiftskirche St Servatius

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This 12th-century church is one of Germany’s most significant from the Romanesque period. Its treasury contains valuable reliquaries and early Bibles. The…

4. Fachwerkmuseum im Ständerbau

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Germany’s earliest half-timbered houses were built using high perpendicular struts known as Ständerbau. The building dating to 1310 that now houses…

5. Stiftskirche St Cyriakus

4.32 MILES

One of the purest examples of Romanesque architecture from the Ottonian period is this church in Gernrode, 8km south of Quedlinburg. Construction of the…

6. DDR Museum

5.15 MILES

Step back into a time and a country gone forever in this interesting little museum remembering the not-so-good ol' days (depending on who you talk to) of…

7. Hexentanzplatz

5.83 MILES

Of the two rocky bluffs flanking the Bode Valley, Hexentanzplatz is the most developed and popular. Take the cable car to the top for spectacular views…

8. Rosstrappe

5.96 MILES

Lovely views await at the top of Rosstrappe peak, which takes its name from what is supposedly a horse’s hoof print, visible in stone on the cliff, left…