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The oldest part of the monastery is located in the Romanesque cellar. There is also an exhibition from the Ottonian period, here gets the best impression from the early days.Above you get to feel the wealth of the collegiate ladies, while crossing the rooms. Since the pin had its own garrison, there are also old weapons to admire there.A combined ticket with a visit to the collegiate church costs € 7
February 1, 2017
Sher interesting museum on the history of Ottonen (in the Ottonengewölben) and beautifully restored state rooms. The museum also contains Bronze Age finds.Opening hours:
April to October:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pmNovember to March:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(closed all year Monday, except Easter Monday and Whit Monday)
The museum is on 24., 25.12. as well as on 01.01. closed.Ticket prices:Due to construction on and therefore also in the castle museum there are restrictions.
From 15 June 2017 reduced entrance fees:
Adults: 3.50 € new (4.50 € old)
Reduction: 2.50 € new (3.00 € old)
Family ticket: 8.00 € new (9.00 € old)
Combined ticket (castle + church): 7.00 € (new + old, 1 € savings compared to single ticket)
Combined ticket (castle + church): 4.50 € (new + old, 1 € savings compared to single ticket)
Culture ticket (all 3 municipal museums): 8.00 € new (old 9.00 €)
November 20, 2017
The more than a millennium Romanesque collegiate church towers above the town like a landmark on a sandstone cliff. The flat-roofed basilica consecrated in 1129 already had three predecessors. The monumental sandstone construction shows strong Lombard influences both on the façade and in the ornamentation of the interior. The gothic forms of the high choir, built around 1320 above the crypt, are only visible from the outside. Inside, an apse wall was used in 1938 to restore the overall Romanesque impression. The interior is articulated by the Lower Saxon column change. This change of pillars and columns separates the main and side aisles. In the west, the imperial lodge limits the sacred space. In the east, a staircase leads to the High Choir and to the treasure chambers, which since 1993 have been home to the famous Quedlinburg Cathedral Treasury. In the crypt under the High Choir are the royal tombs of the first German king, Henry I and his wife Mathilde.
December 9, 2018
The city of Quedlinburg UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Settled since the Iron Age. Sign of power from the widow (Mathilde) of Heinrich I and the women of the Ottonian rule. A cityscape from Romanesque to Art Nouveau. A city where you can't shut your mouth in amazement.
It is worth to be enchanted by this city.
January 30, 2017
The pin Quedlinburg was founded in 936 on intercession Mathilde, the widow of the 936 deceased East Frankish-German King Henry I, by her son Otto I on the castle hill of Quedlinburg. It was in his character a royal family pen and came to its inception by rich gift to rapid flowering. The main task was in the Memoria, so in the Totenkeden for the deceased on 2 July 936 Heinrich I.
The "imperial free imperial pen of Quedlinburg", as it was officially called until its dissolution in 1802, was a community of unmarried daughters of noble families who wanted to lead a godly life in this woman's pen. The term "secular" in the name is to be understood as opposed to "monastic".The largest and most famous women's pens of this type were the pens in Essen, Gandersheim, Gernrode, Cologne and Herford. In the latter pen, the young Queen Mathilde was educated by her grandmother, who was abbess there. Mathilde had tried in vain in 936 to relocate the monastery of Wendhusen monastery completely to Quedlinburg. In the course of time, however, the connection between the two pens was such that the prostitutes of Wendhusen from the Quedlinburg chapter of the chapter were elected.In the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the female pens were important centers for the care of unmarried noble women and widows. The collegues were often learned and crafted handicrafts.After clashes between the city of Quedlinburg and the Bishop of Halberstadt on the one hand, and Abbess Hedwig of Saxony and their brothers Ernst and Albrecht of Saxony on the other hand, the Electorate of Saxony was codified in 1477/79 on the Reichsstift. This was sold in 1697 at Kurbrandenburg, which led on 30 January 1698 to the occupation of the abbey area by Brandenburg-Prussia.After the secularization in 1802 and 1803, the imperial pen was taken as the Principality of Quedlinburg of Prussia in possession. It belonged between 1807 and 1814 to the Kingdom of Westphalia.
February 1, 2017
The first mention of the castle on the Quedlinburger Burgberg was in connection with the sex of Billinger (see also Volume II.). It then came into the possession of the Liudolfinger and King Henry I extended it to the royal Palatinate. After Henry's death in 936, his son Otto I, at the instigation of his mother, Queen Mathilde, transformed the Palatinate into a monastery. His character, it was a royal family pen, which served the purpose of providing the royal widow and the Memoria for Henry I.Already at its founding, the imperial free imperial pen of Quedlinburg was endowed with extensive privileges and numerous donations. It was a woman's club, a community of unmarried daughters of noble families, and the term "secular" is to be understood as opposed to "monastic". Which means that the young ladies were educated in the pen and trained to later leave the pen in the direction of marriage again.The castle hill of Quedlinburg in the 1st quarter of the 10th century
Reconstruction attempt by H. WäscherSince it was the royal royal dynasty, Quedlinburg Abbey quickly became a regional power factor. Mathilde, who had been educated by her grandmother in the Frauenstift zu Herford, so knew the pen life from their own experience. Mathilde was to preside over the pen for thirty years. During this time, the king often visited the monastery, especially his Easter celebrations in Quedlinburg are legendary. But even beyond Otto I, Quedlinburg was a popular place of residence for the kings and emperors of that time until the 12th century - 69 of which are documented. Königshof and Stift quickly led to a flourishing settlement forming around the monastery. With the awarding of market, coin and customs rights by Otto III. In 994, the first Abbess Mathilde, the daughter of Otto the Great of the same name, was granted the conditions for urban development very early on.Source: harz-geschichte.de/page-band03/stift-quedlinburg.htm
May 14, 2018
In the southwest of the old town of Quedlinburg, an impressive and steeply sloping sandstone rock rises more than 20 meters above the roofs of the city. The Collegiate Church of St. Servatii with its two striking towers, the three-wing Renaissance castle, the former residence of the collegiate women, various farm buildings and a garden are located on this rock. The building complex on the Schloßberg is a landmark of the city of Quedlinburg, a stop on the Romanesque street and is also a World Heritage Site.
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December 10, 2019
The Schloßberg was the focal point of settlement in the early Middle Ages. At the beginning of the 10th century, King Heinrich I had a palace built on a naturally grown sandstone rock that rises up from the surrounding area as a steep cliff. He was buried there in 936. The women's monastery of the Ottonian ruler's house, which was established in the same place immediately after his death, took care of the salvation of the dead king's soul (memoria) and was at the same time the training and support center for the daughters of the nobility. Heinrich's widow Mathilde was initially in charge of management. The Queen handed over her office to her granddaughter of the same name in 966. She was the first in a series of 39 abbesses who headed the monastery for centuries and, as imperial princesses, were sovereign over Quedlinburg and the widely ramified possessions. Only about 500 m from the Schloßberg in the valley, surrounded by a tributary of the Bode, was the royal court at the Wiperti Church, which had already belonged to King Heinrich's father. It is very likely that the extensive economic facilities of the Palatinate extended between this and the Schlossberg. They were necessary to provide for and accommodate the ruler and his retinue, which could include up to a thousand people, during his stays in Quedlinburg. The ministerials lived in free courts around the Palatinate. These were nobles who were in the service of the king or emperor. Later the Westendorf - as the area around the Schloßberg was called - was inhabited by the employees of the Imperial Free World Women's Foundation. Only a few years after the abbey was dissolved, this area was incorporated into the city of Quedlinburg in 1810.
March 13, 2021
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