Wernigerode attractions

Top Choice Castle in Wernigerode

Schloss Wernigerode

Originally built in the 12th century to protect German Kaisers on hunting expeditions, Schloss Wernigerode was enlarged over the years to reflect late-Gothic and Renaissance tastes. The castle's fairy-tale facade ca…
Historic Building in Wernigerode


Wernigerode's spectacular towered Rathaus (town hall) began life as a theatre around 1277, only to be given its mostly late-Gothic features, which loom over the town square, in the 16th century. The artisan who carv…
Street in Wernigerode

Breite Strasse

Wernigerode's main thoroughfare, Breite Strasse, accommodates the pretty Cafe Wien building (1583) at No. 4, today a dignified cafe and worthwhile stopover for both architectural and gastronomic reasons. It’s almost…
Square in Wernigerode


Wernigerode's magnificent Marktplatz is presided over by its towering Rathaus. In the middle of the square, a neo-Gothic fountain (1848) was dedicated to charitable nobles, whose names and coats of arms are immortal…
Area in Wernigerode


Oberpfarrkirchhof surrounds the Gothic- and later, neo-Gothic–styled Sylvestrikirche. Here you’ll also find the Gadenstedtsches Haus (1582) with its Renaissance oriel on the south side of the neighbourhood. To get h…
Museum in Wernigerode

Harzmuseum Wernigerode

This delightfully crooked little local-history museum has a neat collection of exhibits on geology, town history and half-timbered houses.