Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, is home to around thirty-five thousand people who live in the cosy town, which is a popular tourist attraction thanks to the lovely town centre, the castle, and the nearby Harz Mountains.
Wernigerode Castle is a worth-visiting sight for history and architecture lovers. The origins of the castle date back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. However, the architectural design as you see it today, is characterized by the modifications in the nineteenth century. The town hall in the centre is extraordinarily beautiful. The design is perfect for photographers and architecture enthusiasts. There are a couple of churches such as St. Sylvestrikirche in the centre that are worthwhile to visit. Take a stroll and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in the town. Do not forget to visit the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. It is more than one thousand one hundred meters high and can take a lovely historic railway, the so-called Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, to get there.
If you need to take a flight to get to the area, check out the international airports in Leipzig and Hannover. They are the nearest airports offering flights to many international and domestic destinations. Many low-cost airlines operate there, too. For example, Leipzig is around one hundred fifty kilometres away. Consider that it takes around two-and-a-half hours to get from Leipzig to Wernigerode by train. The train connections from Hannover are faster, around two hours, even if Hannover is further away.
No matter if you want to stay in a Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany hostel, holiday apartment, guesthouse, or hotel – there are plenty of options. Many accommodations are located right in the centre of the town; some places are on the outskirts or just nearby. There are lots of hotels with three stars, but you can also find hotels with four stars or rather simple places without any star rating. If you are a backpacker and you like the hostel life, you'll find a Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany hostel located near the train station; the centre is in walking distance. Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany hostels offer free Wi-Fi and clean facilities.
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