Top things to do in Wernigerode

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…
German in Wernigerode

Restaurant Weisser Hirsch

Crisp white tablecloths, glistening cutlery and wild hare on the menu underscore the traditional but enticing culinary approach at the ‘White Stag’. Four- and five-course menus are also available (from €24.50 to €50…
Southeast Asian in Wernigerode

Orchidea Huong

If you need a break from heavy German food, you'll find this interesting establishment, incorporating restaurants Lan (Vietnamese) and Hanazono (Japanese), a pleasant surprise. For authenticity, err on the Vietnames…
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…
Mediterranean in Wernigerode

Casa Vita

This bistro and bar has an attractive, spacious interior, a courtyard and a beer garden – all rounded off with a homely Mediterranean ambience. There's a diverse menu including a number of pizzas, many under €10, an…
Spanish in Wernigerode


For authentic Spanish flavours and ambience, look no further than this popular, atmospheric hang-out, with tapas to share, vegetarian options and plenty of seafood and meat on the menu.
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…
Pub in Wernigerode


This sprawling, multilevel pub has a dance floor upstairs on Saturday nights. The Sky sports bar on the 2nd floor is a popular haunt for watching local and international matches. Meals are available.