St. Cyriakus was built in the 10th century and is an example of Ottonian architecture. Inside, one can find a late 11th-century copy of the grave of Christ. I was especially surprised by the fact that the layout of this church lacks right angles. The church is part of the Transromanica.
In many German cities you can see such statues simple called Roland. in former times these statues indicated that this place was privileged with city rights. Generally they were placed next to the city hall or at the market place so everybody could see this sign of privileges.
Once upon a time administration buildings in Germany were built like castles. This district administration for the district Quedlinburg was built in 1902 in the style of Historicism. I wonder which kind of offices had been behind all of those different types of windows?
In 2006 there was a need for a new crucifix inside the St. Servatius Collegiate Church of Quedlinburg Abbey. An artist from Halle, Mr. Thomas Leu, was chosen to create this crucifix made of aluminium.
German writer Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock was born in this building on July 2nd, 1724. Today it houses a museum about his works, e.g. about his epic poem ‘The Messiah’ (Der Messias). Besides that the museum tells about other famous personages who used to live in Quedlinburg like Dorothea Erxleben, Johann GutsMuths and Carl Ritter.
The museum about timber framing (Fachwerkmuseum) is located in one of the oldest houses of Quedlinburg, a 14th-century building named Ständerbau. Inside a series of models show the different styles of half-timbered buildings in course of time.
On my walk through Quedlinburg, I came across this Moravian Star. Generally, it is an Advent decoration popular in Germany and other places where there are Moravian congregations. The German name Herrnhuter Stern refers to the city of Herrnhut. There the stars were first commercially produced.