Halle - Quedlinburg - Wernigerode - Wernigerode castle

Price: 63.00 EUR
Countries: Germany
Route: Leipzig - Halle - Quedlinburg - Wernigerode - Wernigerode castle - Leipzig
Duration: 11 h
Our first stop we will make at the one of Germany’s richest centres of culture, Halle has plenty in store for anyone with an eye for architecture. A stroll through the old town allows you to marvel at buildings erected during a variety of periods, with the Baroque, Renaissance and bourgeois styles all represented. The famous German composer Georg Friedrich Handel was born in Halle, and lived there until he was eighteen. A city tour to Halle also gives you the opportunity to retrace the path of the Reformation, as it was here that Martin Luther and Cardinal Albrecht met. It was the latter who ushered in a period of construction that saw Halle transformed into a town of architectural splendour. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of some of Germany’s best-preserved cultural monuments, for example the town’s Cathedral, Market Church and Moritzburg castle. Next we will visit to the city of Quedlinburg where in the old town there are about 1200 half-timbered houses from 6 centuries as well as monuments of the Romanesque and Renaissance periods. The Collegiate Church St. Servatius (consecrated in 1129), the Castle (built up by Otto I the Great in 936) and the old town of Quedlinburg belong to the UNESCO World Heritage. In the collegiate church of St. Servatii you can visit the more than 1000 years old cathedral treasury  Quedlinburg historic house 16th c. History of Quedlinburg goes back up to the 10th century! In 994 Otto III granted the city the right of market, tax and coining. It was the capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty and has been a prosperous trading town since the Middle Ages.It is truly a pleasure to walk through the narrow alleys and streets and to see all the colourful painted old houses with their tiny rooms and windows, rich decorated with flower boxes. Next we will visit to the Wernigerode which is a most beautiful, mediaeval city in the Harz region and truly a pleasure to see.In comparison to Quedlinburg it is more exclusive and colourful.The city is dominated by the 500 years old castle, which is located on the hilltop that rises sharply at the city. The historic market place is dominated by the famous 500 years Old Town hall. Because of its incomparable beauty it is a preferred place for marriages for young couples from all over the world. Have yourself be charmed and don't miss to have a rest in the "Cafe Wien", built in 1583 (next to the market place). There we will visit to the Wernigerode Castle  which was originally a medieval fort offering a stronghold for the German emperors of the middle ages during their hunting excursions in the Harz. The castle was founded in the 12th century. In the 15th and 16th it was extended andfortified by ditches, barriers, walls and gates, which made it an almost impregnable fortification. In the 17th century it was redesigned as a baroque castle but only in the 18th century it became the residence of the counts as castle of representation. Today the museum tour lead visitors through more than 40 furnished (partly original) grand living quarters of the German nobility. After we return to Leipzig.
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