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Half-timbered house - one of many

In the morning a group of us decided to go to Quedlinburg that’s a picturesque town thanks to countless half-timbered houses, which totally reminds of neat doll houses.

There we hopped on a tourist train that brought us to quite a few hidden spots while the driver/tour guide was informing the passengers about Quedlinburg’s long-lasting history, typical style of architecture and life in this place.
 
Then we had planned to stroll around the neat alleys for a bit but on our way we were stopped by a ‘monk’ who was interested in telling us more about the past life in Quedlinburg. Okay then, why not? We couldn’t complain â€˜cause his lecture wasn’t boring at all. On the contrary it was rather a quiz, which involved our knowledge about medieval knights and inquisition. Let’s check the remains from history lessons at school years ago, yay! And what can I say; the tour was a total success (not primarily because of our answers but thanks to an entertaining tour guide).
Ornaments
 
Well, our nicely structured schedule was thrown off course by now but who cared? Off we went to the Hexentanzplatz (witches’ dancing place) where the summer toboggan run ‘Harzbob Hexentanzplatz’ is located as well. Sure thing, we rushed down this run, which was pretty good fun. Unfortunately there was a single rider in front of us, who obviously mixed up the function of the brake with the accelerator - nice one, our hunt for the fastest round was goofed.
 
Afterwards we went for a walk to the well-known Hexentanzplatz with a pretty view onto ‘The Brocken’, which’s the highest peak in the Harz mountain area.
 
Back at the pension we listened to our host’s lecture about his Harris Hawk and going on the rabbit hunt with this bird of prey.
 

Later on we headed to a local inn, where we ate dinner.

Africancrab says:
Looks like a place I should like to stay
Posted on: Sep 05, 2009
yasuyo says:
Beautiful town! Looks like a fantasy land!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
novabelgica says:
Beautiful. I'll have to add this to my list. Should only be a small detour next time I'm coming back from Berlin.
Posted on: Aug 27, 2009
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Half-timbered house - one of many
Half-timbered house - one of many
Ornaments
Ornaments
Town hall
Town hall
The castle
The castle
A building from the 17th century
A building from the 17th century
An ancient coat of arms
An ancient coat of arms
The Rosstrappe
The Rosstrappe
View from the Hexentanzplatz
View from the Hexentanzplatz
The wooden witch
The wooden witch
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