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  steeple of St. Sylvester seen from my hotel
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  • steeple of St. Sylvester seen from my hotel - Wernigerode
      steeple of St. Sylvester seen from my hotel
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  • Oberpfarrkirchhof with St. Sylvester - Wernigerode
      Oberpfarrkirchhof with St. Sylvester
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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.

Address: Oberpfarrkirchhof
Directions: A few steps behind the town hall on a little hill.

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  • Written May 14, 2010
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