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Wernigerode Things to Do: 20 reviews and 51 photos
St. Sylvester is the main parish church of Wernigerode. It was first mentioned in 1230. Shortly afterwards it was rebuilt as a burial place for the counts of Wernigerode in the shape of a Gothic basilica. Not really much of that church is preserved. From 1881 to 1886 it was reconstructed in neo-gothic style (which *looks* medieval, granted).
Highlight of the church is the amazing woodcarved altar, created in the second half of the 15th century, a Dutch or Flemish work. Also worth to see is a late-gothic crucifix.
They demand a small donation for admission to the church. No problem. However, when the lady asked for an additional fee for taking photos I declined. So no photos of the interior, sorry.
Directions: A few steps behind the town hall on a little hill.