Singing at Johanneskirche, and a tour of the beautiful stadt of Wernigerode

Wernigerode Travel Blog

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In 1920, a British company offered to buy the wood facade off this house for 2000 pounds. It was too pretty to sell
We had an early morning today. We met the van for our trip to Wernigerode at 8:30, so we had to be at the center at 8:00. Oh well, early mornings are a part of life I guess. It has been really great being able to visit all of the historical sites that we have, and performing there hasn't been so bad either. Wernigerode is right down the road, about 25km, from Quedlinburg. A short trip, but well worth it. The church itself is a beautiful building that is almost 650 years old. Some of you Texas guys would be proud. The church started at 10:00 am and was over by 11:00. The first thing that went through my mind was, "I'm out in time for Cowboys' kickoff."
After the service, the church provided lunch for us and afterward we took a walking tour of the city. Wernigerode only has a population of about 34,000, but it is still incredible. The history and the beauty of the buildings were awe-inspiring. The main sight in town is the Stross Wernigerode, the castle in built on the side of a mountain. The castle tour is really amazing. They have beautiful furniture and the design of the rooms was something that everyone should have a chance to see. I really wish I could describe more, but the photos I have will do a much better job of that.
ctoch says:
Ahhhhh . . . do your heartstrings twang or your Deutsch DNA vibrate being back in the Vaterland? Thanks so much for taking the time to keep everyone updated and letting us live vicariously through your travels. I have seen colostomy bags and drainage filters and oxygen masks until I'm just about to go bonkers. Uncle Tim has had quite a struggle, but now seems to be back on the mend even though this is 2 weeks in ICU. That's why you haven't had any smart ass comments from the Motherland. Take care, miss you, and so excited for you. all love, mom
Posted on: Jul 23, 2008
craigpowell says:
Guten Tag from Austin!
Congradulations on the trip! I bet your not having any fun what so ever. What a great experience.
Have a liter of Dunkle Weiss for me. Ahha what I'd do to be in Deutschland again. If you get a chance to get away I strongly recommend the Black forest ye ole Freiburg, Triburg and Baden Baden triangle.

Be safe.
Craig Powell
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
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In 1920, a British company offered…
In 1920, a British company offere…
The main shopping street in Wernig…
The main shopping street in Werni…
Just a pretty house
Just a pretty house
Wernigerode Town Hall
Wernigerode Town Hall
Beautiful Ceramic made in Werniger…
Beautiful Ceramic made in Wernige…
Just something I thought was cool
Just something I thought was cool
The white strip in the middle is a…
The white strip in the middle is …
Choir rock. You stick your head in…
Choir rock. You stick your head i…
Me and a snail
Me and a snail
The smallest house in Wernigerode
The smallest house in Wernigerode
The entrance to Schloss Wernigerode
The entrance to Schloss Wernigerode
Schloss Wernigerode
Schloss Wernigerode
A view from the terrace
A view from the terrace
The entrance to Schloss Wernigerode
The entrance to Schloss Wernigerode
Inside the courtyard
Inside the courtyard
A model of the Castle
A model of the Castle
Some of the woodwork
Some of the woodwork
A really cool schnapps set
A really cool schnapps set
The centerpiece of the dining room…
The centerpiece of the dining roo…
Wernigerode
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