In the historic town centre, which extends over more than 80 hectares, the photographer's heart is happy. The most beautiful pictures are all already
available on the internet.
The closed medieval town plan and the huge stock of half-timbered houses of Quedlinburg document more than six centuries of half-timbered construction in a unique quality and quantity.
The collegiate church of St. Servatius with its famous cathedral treasure, the thousand-year-old Wipertikirche church and the remains of St. Mary's monastery on Münzenberg are reminders of the priority this place had for the Ottonian rulers of the 10th century. The election of Henry, Duke of Saxony, as king in 919 laid the foundations for the emergence of the first German state. He was buried in his favourite palace on Quedlinburg's Schlossberg in 936. The women's monastery founded by his widow Mathilde in the same year developed into a high-ranking political and cultural metropolis of the empire. As the Easter palace of the Ottonian emperors and the site of important court days and synods, Quedlinburg was at the centre of events for more than 100 years.
In December 1994, the old town of Quedlinburg with its castle hill and collegiate church was inscribed by UNESCO on the list of the World and Natural Heritage of Humanity.