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What a great region this Harz region is! I have fallen in love with Germany! All this time it was right next door but it took me 40 years to really discover it. (After already being in love with Berlin but that cannot be compared.)
I'd highly recommend this region, and Quedlinburg, the hikes and the DDR Museum to anyone, young or old (even though most visitors to this region are old, or young couples with kids).
... After a drink at a cafe annex home-turned-restaurant I walked back 3.4km on flat land alongside the foresty ridge. I passed a funny apple plantation on the way, where apparently you could pay money, go into the plantation by car, and then pick apples and fill a whole basket with apples of your choice... or so it seemed from what I saw.
Back in Blankenburg I had hot ...
Rain was predicted.
I walked around all the little hidden streets of Quedlinburg, climbed a watchtower, had coffee at a cute cafe.
Walked around some more at random and through parts I had not seen yet.
It started to rain, so I sat in a cafe for an hour or so reading and having big beer. Very pleasant and leisurely day, waiting for a dry day to do another forest / mountain hike. ...
... town. And since the houses in general weren't as pretty as the ones in Quedlinburg, I decided to cut my visit to the town short, and just see the castle on the hill.
Just like tonnes of other people I bought a cheap umbrella.
Climbed up to the Wer*****ode castle. I had wanted to take the silly little 'kiddy train' up but it was ...
... 1000 years before another woman became that powerful in Germany (Angela Merkel).
The city wanted to destroy all the historical half-timbered houses and replace them with modern apartment buildings. Huge protests prevented this. Now, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, has 1300 historical half-timbered houses, 80% of which in good renovated state. They even have a 'club' that ...