Wernigerode Town and Townhall, Germany
Welcome to the Colorful town in the Harz foothills “Bunte Stadt am Harz” is its nickname, which means “the colourful town in the Harz foothills”. Wernigerode north of the Harz Mountains is a town with very special charms: In an unparalleled fascination and variety, splendid timber-framed houses compete for the observer’s attention. The oldest among them has been doing this since 1400.
The foundation of the town Wernigerode dates back to the times of the Great Clearings, which took place in the Harz between the 9th and the 12th centuries. Archaeological finds point to the fact that the first clearing took place on the Klint at the end of the 9th Century.
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