suifeng2019Quedlinburg’s old town is small in size, with unique flagstone pavements, intricate alleys, and more than 1,200 truss houses with a history of more than 600 years. It looks old, unique and full of charm.
sangchungThe majestic castle Arnsberger Schloss, built nearly a thousand years ago, is now in ruins. Time and war will destroy everything. From the top of the mountain, looking down at the typical German small mountain villages below, it’s fun to hike with friends!
suifeng2019The church on Castle Hill was one of the most magnificent churches in Germany during the Holy Roman Empire. The church was built between 1070 and 1129. There are some early religious frescoes hidden in the basement of the church.
Quedlinburg\'s Old Town encompasses an area of some 80 hectares, all of which has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. An outstanding example of a European city of medieval origin which has been preserved throughout the centuries, Quedlinburg is distinguished by its exceptional architectural heritage of Romanesque and half-timbered buildings, many of remarkably high quality. Buildings of all styles and epochs make Quedlinburg the perfect place to study the development of half-timbered building techniques and styles throughout the ages.
Quedlinburg was at the heart of the East Franconian Empire at the time of the Saxon dynasty - the rule of the Ottonians. Founder of the Saxon Dynasty was King Henry I., elected by the assembled dukes of the German tribes and crowned in 919. Quedlinburg`s Castle-Hillbecame one ofhis favorite seats of residence. Thus it was here that he was laid to rest after his death in 936. In that same year and on the same hill, his widow Mathilde established a ladies\' convent, endowed by Henry`s successor, Otto I. (the Great), with considerable wealth and political influence. The collegiate church of St. Servatius on a hill above the old town is an architectural masterpiece which also houses a famous collection of church treasures. St. Servatius and the thousand-year-old Wiperti Church in the nearby fields, together with the remains of a Monastery of St. Mary on the neighboring Münzenberg hill still reflect the prestige that Quedlinburg enjoyed as political and cultural metropolis of the German empire at a time when German lands were stillin the process of evolution into what was to become their later political fabric.
The Old Town of Quedlinburg with its 1,200 half-timbered houses from six centuries and its medieval urban profile offer an extraordinary example of a medieval European city. The collegiate church, St. Servatius, with the graves of the first German King Henry I.
This unique and fancy old town is called Quedlinburg, located in Germany. It reminds me of 1980s houses and buildings and the locals keep it that way, they cherish history and they even keep their cuisine as tradional as possible. Definetely should try their home brew germany beer and their home made steak is absolutely fantastic. #wintergetaway