Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Historic City of Quedlinburg - GERMANY - UNESCO #535

Quedlinburg is a historic city in Germany, not far from Leipzig and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for almost 20 years, but I must confess it's the first time I read something about it (looks beautiful and according to the sender there are lots of great monuments there and nearby) - I must visit it one day. Thank you very much Eule, I now have 231 different sites, 750 more and I'm done! This postcard took 3 days to arrive!

UNESCO #535 - Quedlinburg - GERMANY
Quedlinburg, in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. It has been a prosperous trading town since the Middle Ages. The number and high quality of the timber-framed buildings make Quedlinburg an exceptional example of a medieval European town. The Collegiate Church of St Servatius is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture.

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