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Wernigerode Castle

Fairytale castle or haunted castle? One might say that this beautifully situated castle, mysteriously changes its appearance with the weather!
The first foundations were ensured in the Middle Ages as the castle lay along the path of German Emperors travelling on hunting excursions to the Harz. The castle was rebuilt and expanded many times, but it was radically transformed in the 19th century under the direction of the architect Carl Frühling, which gave rise to this mighty and significant work of art. Even the landscaped gardens, especially the high terrace were subject to a unified principle. The client, Count Otto of Stolberg-Wernigerode (1837-1896), was at the height of his political career as Deputy Vice Chancellor Bismarck, as the German Empire occupied a prominent position. It is hardly surprising that the attention to detail and artistic principle was carried out inside the castle to the highest quality.


free admission (except special events)

opening hours:

daily 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (last admission: 5.30 pm)
Tue-Fri: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last admission: 4.30 pm)
Sat, Sun & holidays: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (last admission: 5.30 pm)

audio guide in English, Dutch and Russian available
guided tours in English, Russian and French available - by appointment only


adult: 7,00 €
children (6-14 years): 3,50 €
children (up to 6 years): free


car park "Altstadt/Schloss": Shuttle with the castle train



barrier-free access:

partial available

Harzkristall Glass...

The glass manufactory Harzkristall Derenburg is one of the few glass factories still producing in Germany.



Schloß Wernigerode GmbH
Am Schloss 1
38855  Wernigerode

+49 (0)3943 553030

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