This town, spared from bombing during the second world war, was recognized even during the East-German socialist era for its cultural-historic value. This has resulted in its near perfect preservation. In the town you will find half-timbered houses from all eras, and magnificent art nouveau architecture. The market square with its renaissance town hall and Roland statue is well worth visiting. Quedlinburg Castle looms over the town from its raised location and now houses a museum.
Quedlinburg is Germany´s largest half-timbered historical site and has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.