Quedlinburg it has been the original capitol of the German holy roman empire. The old part of the city is about 80 hectare in size and is surrounded by a city wall, that was built in the middle ages.
 The city itself is the largest monument in all of Germany. One can actually see where the old ruins have been preserved. Of the over 1000 old homes, 770 of them are designated monuments. Just
 outside the old city wall is a sight worth seeing, "Muenzenberg". From this vantagepoint one has a beautiful view of the castle and the whole city. 

  The outskirts of the city offer many sights to be seen. Not far from the city is the breathtaking "Bodetal", a gorge between two mountains, the "Schwebebahn" a cable railway ride to the top (or
  bottom) of the mountain and the "Hexentanzplatz", a place where legendary witches used to dance. Also about a fifteen minute drive from Quedlinburg, between Timmenrode and Neinstedt, is "the
  Devil's Wall", a beautiful natural rock formation. In Gernrode you'll find the Stifts church, St. Cyriakus, probably the last unaltered roman Basilica in Northern Germany. 
  Also in Gernrode is the Harzer clock factory with the biggest cuckoo clock in the world. 

 The traveler that really wants to be at the top, can ride the steam engine train called "Harzer Schmalspurbahn" to the highest mountain in all of northern Germany, the Brocken at 1142 meters. 
 And when you are done seeing all the sights, you will enjoy a relaxing evening at the theater in the mountains. It is the site of many concerts and theatrical presentations at summertime. Located
 high in the mountains over looking the city of Thale. Come join us and experience the diversity and culture our region has to offer. 

A view from the room at the Sonne Hotel, right on the main plaza of the town.