"Quedlinburg" Germany Off The Beaten Path Tip by margaretvn

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by margaretvn

Quedlinburg is another lovely little town with half timbered houses, which date from various times. The oldest is a little house - Wordgasse 3 which dates from about 1400. It is actually the oldest surviving timber frame house in Germany.
The history of the town is closly linked to the convent that was established there by Emperor Otto I and his mum St. Mathilde in 936. On a hill above the town is the Stiftkirche St Servatius built 1017-1129. The crypt (which belonged to the previous church ) contains the tombs of Emperor Henry and his wife.
The centre is a walking area and there are several very nice places for coffee. There is a cafe which is actually built in 7 houses!

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  • Written May 8, 2004
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