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“Another Beautiful Castle in Germany” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wernigerode Castle

Wernigerode Castle
Am Schloss 1, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
0 39 43 - 55 30 40
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Wernigerode
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Quedlinburg, Germany
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“Another Beautiful Castle in Germany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This castle is very well preserved and surrounded by beautiful walking trails. Make a day of it.

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“Fascinating Castle (Schloss Wernigerode)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Very interesting castle going back to medieval times but completely refurbished in the 19th/20th centuries

Visited February 2012
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Dinas Cross, United Kingdom
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“TAKE THE TRAIN!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Take the little train from behid the Rathaus up to the castle. The rooms are reasonably interesting, and the views from oustide are stunning.

Visited February 2012
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Great castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

My highlight of this is to get to the castles. We decided to parked and then Hike up to the castle which was really great, surrounding by nature. When we get to the castle is was quite nice and we stop for an ice cream after our hike.

Visited June 2011
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“Pretty impressive and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Being in Wernigerode you can hardly miss the castle. If you look from any open place to the south it presides over the town. You can go up by a small "train" also horse drawn waggons are available but you can also have a nice walk through the mediavel town and a beautifil prak up (20 mins with some steep parts).
The Castle once was used to defend this area but already in the 30 year war it was outdated in a military way. In the late 19th century it underwent a great renovation and was used in a representative way for a nobllemen of prussia. In the 90s of the last centuries it was renovated again and transformed into a museum. With 6 € entrance fee it is not too expensive. It is still in the shape of the mediavel castle with a very nice courtyard, impressive walls and nice views all over since it was decorated biig time from the outside.

There are two tours which show you most of the interior and there are lots of explanations about the history of the castle and the owners of it and hoow life was at their time. The indoor is very impressive and often made us speechless for a minute or two. Be aware the indoor requires the ability to walk steps and there is nothing interactive in the information. As a bonus you get wonderful views over the surrounding landscape from the windows. Tours by the hour are offered.

We did spend nearly tweo hours there, fully worth the time.

Visited January 2012
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