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Wernigerode Castle

Local name: Schloss Wernigerode

It is a monumental neo-Gothic castle towering over the city, which is the first German center of art and culture of the 19th century. 50 chambers were put at the visitors' disposal. In addition, the Feudal Museum is located on site.

The castle presents the originally furnished living quarters of German nobility before 1918. These chambers are filled with heavy carved furniture, crystal chandeliers and paintings in gilded frames. There are also themed rooms referring to the history of the Stolberg-Wernigerode family and German Cersarstwo. The property is rich in art, crafts and furniture from the 16th to the 19th century.

The first mention of Wernigerode comes from 1213 under the name castrum, which is why the construction of the building dates back to the 12th-13th century. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the castle was a heavily fortified defensive fortress. As a result of the destruction caused by the Thirty Years' War, the building was rebuilt, this time in the Baroque style. However, today's appearance was given to him by Otto, creating a classic example of a building in the style of North German historicism.


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    Am Schloß 138855 Wernigerode , Germany