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Explore Wernigerode: The historic town in the Harz

Take your time - there is lots to see in Wernigerode

During a short break or a weekend in the Harz you should make plenty of time to explore Wernigerode: The romantic appearance of the town is characterised by the town centre, which consists primarily of half-timbered houses. The highlight can be found on the market square: The town hall - used as a gambling house during the middle ages - is well worth a visit.

On your way to Wernigerode the first thing you will see is the Wernigerode castle. The former residence of the Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode is now the location of a museum of art and cultural history of the 19th century. From here, you can enjoy magnificent views of the surroundings - especially in good weather.

No matter what the weather, the varied cultural events in Wernigerode also offers plenty of activities, such as the museum for aviation and technology. The forge, Harz and fire brigade museum and the Harz planetarium are also worth a visit.

Get an overview of the town on a guided tour

Wernigerode, the historic town in the Harz mountains, is best explored on a guided tour. With a tour along the city walls or through the romantic courtyards of Wernigerode you will not only get an overview of the town, but find out lots about the town's history. The guides are experts on the town and will show you lots of hidden treasures and show you Wernigerode's most beautiful corners. By the way: The public guided tour, "1000 steps around the town hall" starts every day at 10.30 am - an additional tour starts at 2.30 pm on Saturdays. The tour starts at the tourist information centre on the market square.

Join one of the adventure tours to see a different side to Wernigerode. Follow in the footsteps of the Wernigerode people of the Middle Ages and visit the most important parts of the town that depict life back then. A historic guided tour with surprise guests tells you more about the history and is great fun for the whole family. A special tip: The guided tour at night. During this tour with a night watchman you get to see the town in a completely different light.

At Hotel "Wei├čer Hirsch" we would be happy to help you plan your activities - so that your holiday in the Harz mountains remains unforgettable.