A little medieval town called Quedlinburg – part II

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Rainy days over here lately, I definitely prefer rain during spring and summer than in winter time. If it were up to me, it would only snow during winter here in Berlin 🙂 But besides the weather forecast…haha the renovation in our apartment is almost over, hopefully all will be nice and done by the end of next week. But it will definitely take time to leave it the way we want, but we are patient! (well, at least Rafael is more than me…hahaha).

I’m here today to share the last pictures from our one day trip do Quedlinburg, what I didn’t tell you in the last post is that the city, in the State of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty (919 to 1024). Following the coronation of Henry I (876 to 936), the first German King from the Saxonian dynasty, the royal residence of Quedlinburg became the capital of the East Franconian German Empire, the “metropolis of the Reich” of the first German state. Because of the close link  between its history and architecture, Quedlinburg is listed as one of Unesco’s world heritage. I love visiting castles, and see how things were in the past, in this case, the representational rooms of the castle offer insight into the living style of the nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries, that reflect their state in the eras of the Baroque and of Classicism.

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I loved the wooden furniture and floors, so beautiful!

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Sorry Ikea, but you have nothing compared to this craftsmanship! hahahaha

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The garden, in the spring, the view must be twice as beautiful!

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Family selfie time! (Rafael, me and my mother-in-law) ❤

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Legends abound in regards to the “Robber Count’s Box””, a wooden prison cage associated with the capture of Count Albrecht II of Regenstein. How claustrophobic 😮

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After our tour in the castle, we stopped at the restaurant Lüdde Bräu, which is the building of its former brewery. This place is really, really nice, I highly recommend it! And of course we had to eat german typical food and drink beer! Everything was delicious, seriously, we sat down at 1 pm and stayed there until 3:30 pm 😀 Also, you can clearly see in this picture that men drink way faster than women…hahahaha

After all the eating, we walked around the little town a little more, and headed to the train station. By that time it was already dark outside, ’cause you know, 4 pm in December is already looking like midnight..haha!

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Definitely a charming medieval town!

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With beautiful buildings!

I really enjoy these one day trips to cities close to Berlin, there is so much to see, and each one is unique and charming. Looking forward for the next one!!

Have a nice day!

xx

P.S. all pictures taken by the hubby, Rafael Natal 😉

 

Historical facts taken from:

http://www.quedlinburg.de/en/museums/article-118057004356.html

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/535

 

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