Many of Harz’s key attractions are within easy driving distance of Blankenburg, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should top every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Blankenburg Castle and the iconic Christianental Wildlife Park. Also, well worth the effort are Wernigerode Castle and Klopstock Museum.
There are plenty of interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Blankenburg. Wander through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet of Fachwerkmuseum Standerbau in Quedlinburg.
If you are into nature, go and check out the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax. To discover the native flora and fauna, set out to explore the Teufelsmauer Nature Park in Thale.
If you are spending a while in and around Blankenburg, be sure to visit Quedlinburg Castle in Quedlinburg, Buergerpark in Wernigerode and Rosstrappe in Thale. The St Nikolai Church in Quedlinburg offers travellers to Harz a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
Hunt down a bargain, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the atmosphere at popular shopping destinations like Market Square in Quedlinburg.
For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Travel Charme Gothisches Haus, Wernigerode, the Acron Hotel Quedlinburg and the Hotel Schlosspalais Wernigerode are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.