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Old July 3rd, 2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Historic town of Quedlinburg, Germany (UNESCO World heritage)

UNESCO-World Heritage since 1994

This former imperial capital on the Romanesque Route is one of the most important historical sites in Germany. The main attraction is the town itself: with its original ground plan and more than 1,200 half-timbered buildings - seven centuries' worth - it is an exceptional example of a well-preserved medieval town.

The Museum of Half-Timbering (Fachwerkmuseum) is housed in what is surely Germany's oldest half-timbered building, dating from around 1300. The collegiate church of St. Servatius - with the tombs of the first German King, Heinrich I, and Mathilde, his queen, and also a famous church treasury - is a Romanesque masterpiece.

In a 10th-century imperial charter, Quedlinburg is referred to as the "metropolis of the Empire" and, under Heinrich I and his Ottonian successors, the town developed into a major centre for European politics, education and culture. The Lyonel Feininger Gallery, which has Europe's largest collection of works by the artist, is well worth a visit.

































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Old July 3rd, 2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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I really like the German arhitecthure
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Old July 4th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #3
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very charming city and very well preserved, the castle upon the hill is amazing and the romanesque (with gothic abse) church enchanted me

thank again Fergus, great work
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Old July 4th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Very pretty...I am wondering which German medievil town is more interesting:
Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
Quedlingburg,
Bamberg
or Regensburg
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #5
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Regensburg if you like medium size medieval city and Quedlinburg if you prefer the smaller quaint town. Rothernburg and Bamberg are either too touristy, or somewhat fake (because of partial destruction). Best city IMO to get a feel of an undestroyed city with beautiful city and town architecture is ERFURT and GÖRLITZ!
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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It looks like the kind of place where they'd make stuff like this:

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Old July 14th, 2006, 01:46 AM   #7
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I think the Commies actually wanted to raze the town and rebuild in a Socialist style. Thankfully they ran out of money though.
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beautifull town, it is in it's records - 997 years ago mentioned, that Monk Brunno with his companion were "hit in their heads" (killed) by pagan lith's on Lithuanian-Kievan Rus border, the first official mentioning of Lithuania - sort of it's birthday
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Very beautiful..
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Lovely!
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Stunning charme I always wanted to visit it, but so far I did'nt have the opportunity to do this yet... =(
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