This former imperial palace on the Romanesque Route is one of the most important historical sites in Germany.
The main attraction in Quedlinburg is the town itself. With its historical layout and over 1,300 half-timbered buildings from eight centuries, it is an outstanding example of a beautifully preserved medieval town. One of Germany’s oldest timber-framed houses (around 1340) contains the medieval architecture museum. The Collegiate Church of St. Servatius – with the burial site of the first German king, Henry I, and his wife Mathilde, and the famous cathedral treasury – is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. An imperial document from the 10th century refers to Quedlinburg as the ‘capital of the empire’. Under Henry I and his Ottonian successors, the town became a centre of European politics, education and culture. The Lyonel Feininger Gallery, featuring the largest collection of works by the artist in Europe, is well worth a visit.