The colorful city on the Harz

The popular town of Wernigerode with the historic city center and the lavishly restored and colorful half-timbered houses is located on the northern edge of the Harz. The nickname "Colorful City on the Harz" coined the German writer Hermann Löns towards the end of the 19th century.


The town hall in the market square, the crooked house, the smallest house and the oldest house are just a few of the special features that make up the rich half-timbered idyll of Wernigerode.


Especially worth seeing are the remains of the city fortifications, the Krummelsche house, the front is completely covered with a carved wooden facade and of course the castle Wernigerode®, which towers majestically above the city and the visitor in some original furnished living rooms of the German high nobility Worth knowing about the 800 years of history of the counts and princes in Wernigerode conveyed. The castle gardens (Terrassengarten and Lustgarten) belong to the state project Gartenträume. The circular walk "Gartenträume am Harz" offers a nice opportunity to combine a visit to the castle, terraced garden and pleasure garden with a promising hike.


The resin in miniature can be admired in the miniature park "Kleiner Harz" in the Wernigerode Bürgerpark. With its recreational areas, theme gardens, lakeside promenade, pet enclosure, lookout tower and mineral gorge, Bürgerpark is also an ideal destination for the whole family.


Another highlight for young and old is the Hasseröder holiday park. With a large water park, the spa and sauna area, a bowling and bowling center and the indoor play world, he offers the special experience.

Interesting facts about different topics can be found in the aviation museum, in the Krell smithy in 1678, in the Harz planetarium and in the fire brigade museum Wernigerode.


And if you want to explore the beautiful Harz landscape around Wernigerode and the legendary Brocken in a unique way, combine your hike with a ride on the historic steam locomotive of the Harz narrow gauge railways.

In winter, Wernigerode offers its guests in snowy landscape the only ski lift in the eastern Harz. 

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