Quedlinburg a place with over 1000 years of history and full of stories. Somehow, the Quedlinburgers have managed to preserve their city and since it became a World Heritage Site in 1994, much has been restored. To the horror of many motorists, the narrow streets are left and it is best to walk through the city on foot.Quedlinburg became important when it became the royal palace in the 10th century, when the Ottonian rulers celebrated Easter. It was first mentioned as a villa quae dicitur Quitilingaburg in a document of King Henry I dated April 22, 922. Later Heinrich decided the place to his burial place. After his death in 936 Memleben his body was transferred to Quedlinburg and buried in the Palatine Chapel on the Schlossberg. His widow Queen Mathilde was confirmed by Heinrichs son and successor Otto I. the foundation of a ladies' pin with the task of the theory of the dead. For thirty years she was the head of her collegiate foundation, without having become an abbess. Otto I. visited Quedlinburg at irregular intervals to celebrate Easter and to commemorate his father. In 941 he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by his younger brother Heinrich. On the Easter Hoftag 966 Otto's daughter Mathilde was entrusted as abbess with the direction of the ladies' pin. Two years later, on March 14, 968, her grandmother died and was buried at her husband's side. Her grave and her stone sarcophagus have been preserved, while Henry's tomb is empty.The largest and most glamorous Hoftag Otto the Great took place in 973. Among the international participants were Boleslav I, Duke of Bohemia, and Mieszko I, Duke of Polans, who obeyed the emperor. Otto I died shortly thereafter. His son Otto II visited Quedlinburg only twice in his ten-year reign.Sources and Info:
September 6, 2017
There is much to discover in Quedlinburg. Also in the small streets on the market square. There are e.g. a lane called Hell and not far away the half timbered hotel Vorhof to hell with the reception in the shoe yard 3-6a.
In the day cafe and restaurant Schiller a scene from the thriller "Alles Clara" was filmed. The old streets are also used as a backdrop for other films.
May 14, 2018
The town of Quedlinburg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, is located in the northern Harz foreland of Saxony-Anhalt and can already look back on more than 1000 years of city history. The extraordinary value of Quedlinburg for urban building history due to its architectural heritage, and also for German history in general, makes the city in many ways unique. And not only in the Harz. The state-recognized resort is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in this low mountain region.harztourist.de/orte-im-harz/quedlinburg/9_99_68.html
July 8, 2019
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