Collegiate Church, Castle,
and Old Town of Quedlinburg
The 1000 year old town of Quedlinburg is located on the North Eastern edge of the Harz Mountains. The narrow streets with over 1300 half-timbered framed houses, villas from the Gründerzeit and Art Nouveau period and buildings with their Romanesque architecture, reveal a valuable insight into many centuries of culture and history.
The Collegiate Church of St. Servatius in Quedlinburg was marked by UNESCO as a "masterpiece of Romanesque architecture." It houses one of the most valuable church treasures of the Middle Ages. According to legend, this is the place where Henry l was invested with royal dignity, thus becoming the first king of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
UNESCO describes the old town of Quedlinburg as an “extraordinary example of a medieval European town.” In the town centre there are around 800 houses that are designated as a single monument. Here the "Old Klopstock" can be found; a half-timber framed building, which takes its name from one of the illustrious sons of Quedlinburg, the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. Over a 90-acre area the centre of Quedlinburg reflects such architectural splendour from all styles and periods that it is considered the largest land monument in Germany.
To discover more about Quedlinburg and its historical sites, please look at our detailed description.
A travel report by Anna Schütz