Throwback Thursday – Quedlinburg

Looking back at our summer trip of 2015, Lars and I now realise that we actually crossed off some trips of our bucket list, such as driving on the Passo di Stelvio, visiting the amphitheatre of Durrës and spending some time in Slovakia. Next up was Quedlinburg.

This town with more than 25.000 inhabitants is located in the north of one of our favourite regions in Germany, the Harz. This is what Quedlinburg looks like in the morning.

Colourful and picturesque Quedlinburg was founded in the 10th century. It is famous for its old town centre with half-timbered houses, which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Time for brunch!

By the way, one of the houses in the old centre dates from the 14th century and is actually one of the oldest buildings in the whole of Germany.

During World War II, Quedlinburg became one of the favourite places of the Nazi regime and especially of Heinrich Himmler, who tried to establish a new religion here. At the end of this war, the town was shortly occupied by the USA.

In the afternoon, Lars and I visited one of the local churches.

Dinner time and a last stroll were fast approaching; chicken with local mushrooms!

All in all, Quedlinburg is really one of the most beautiful towns in Germany that Lars and I had ever seen. And – more important – one that we would like to visit again; to be honest, we didn’t have enough time to visit the nearby castle, which is also mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Anyway, for our next Throwback Thursday, we will take you to another bucket list experience. Or: how one place can look completely different in winter and summer…

2 Comments

  • stripSearchLA June 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I like how the color palate translates well from the color of the buildings to that of the cuisine. I’m so jealous of you guys. Cheers!

    Reply
    • Ingrid D. July 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks! Yes, we try to live life to the fullest!

      Reply

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