20 Sep 2017

Exploring the Medieval town Quedlinburg

Medieval Quedlinburg cityhall rathaus

In search for a medieval fairy tale like town in Germany? Look no further!
Quedlinburg is the place to be ;-)

It's here that I kicked off my Destination Challenges in the Harz region.

On arrival I got a bunch of questions that I needed to find the answer to in this cute little town...



Here are the questions:

  1. What's the statue on the left side of the city hall called?
  2. What's the stone type of the St Blasii church?
  3. What figure can be found on top of the waterfountain in front of the St Blasi church?
  4. What did Henry, duke of saxony do at the Finkenherd?
  5. What kind of animals can be found at the North East entrance of the Saint Servatius church?
  6. 1300 of these type of houses can be found in Quedlinburg. What are they called?
  7. Which declaration did the Saint Servatius church and the old town of Quedlinburg get?


If you like quizzes feel free to try and find the answers yourself ;-).
I'll share the answers further below.

In the meantime you can watch this HYPERTOUR of quedlinburg



Find the answers in the following photo reportage ;-)

Rathaus Quedlinburg city hall
How beautiful is the city hall of Quedlinburg?

The Roland of Rathaus Quedlinburg cityhall
This statue is called a Roland and only awarded to privileged medieval cities.



The side of Rathaus Quedlinburg City hall
My favorite shot in Quedlinburg. Loved wandering through the alleys.
 

St. Benedikti church of Quedlinburg

This is the style of houses you find in Quedlinburg: Fachwerkhaus
This is the style of houses you find so much in Quedlinburg: Fachwerkhaus



A door in the sandstone St. Blasii church
A door in the sandstone St. Blasii church

a boy and his dog on the top of the St. Blasii church fountain
a boy and his dog on the top of the St. Blasii church fountain
 
Quedlinburg: Fachwerk central.

Finkenherd, the place where Duke Henry received the happy news that he'll be crowned King.
Finkenherd, the place where Duke Henry received the happy news that he'll be crowned King.

Finkenherd in Quedlinburg

Fachwerkhaus style houses in Quedlinburg



St Servatius church aka Schloss Quedlinburg Castle

Found a pig on the side of the St Servatius Church :-)


The wonderful view over Quedlinburg from the St Servatius Church hill top.
The wonderful view over Quedlinburg from the St Servatius Church hill top.