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Destination guide

A German gem in the middle of the mountains

If you're looking forward to a tour of Germany's most picturesque countryside, a Wernigerode vacation rental is the perfect home base. Use it as a jumping-off point for steam engine tours through rolling hills, hikes up the wind-swept but still hospitable Brocken mountain, and exploratory walks in Harz National Park. Then head back to town to rest your legs and throw back a local brew, ideally in one of Wernigerode signature half-timbered buildings. Whether your crew is full of nature lovers, shopaholics, little kids, or selfie enthusiasts, you'll have what you need to be happy in the Harz.

Things to do

A town hall of timber and a castle fit for a Kaiser

With all the striking half-timbered houses around these parts, it's fitting that Wernigerode's Town Hall ("Rathaus," in German) is the most beautiful example of this medieval architectural style. Built in 1277, the stately edifice is open for tours and has a popular restaurant in the basement. Take in another fabulous facade at Schloss Wernigerode, a castle built in the 12th century to protect German Kaisers on hunting expeditions. It's now a museum on a hilltop with beautiful portraits, furnishings, and views of the town below.

Activities

Sip local bitters while your kids enjoy sweet wooden toys

The gorgeous Harz Mountains that surround your Wernigerode vacation rental provide the perfect backdrop for any outing. Take a stroll down Breite Strasse, the town's main street lined with half-timbered homes and fine cafes. Pop into a local shop if you're interested in finely carved wooden toys and decorations, or if you're thirsty for bitters made at a local distillery. A favorite pastime for kids and history buffs is riding the region's narrow-gauge railways. Locomotives from as early as 1897 chug away from Wernigerode and traverse Harz National Park.

Weather

4 breezy seasons protected by mighty mountains

The temperate climate in Wernigerode provides warm summers with highs in the 70s, cold winters with temps hitting the 40s, and less rainfall than elsewhere in Germany. The weather is affected by the mountains. They keep the clouds away and increase the chance of winds that raise temperatures and make hikes in the mountains a little blustery. Still, it wouldn't hurt to pack an umbrella, especially in July, the rainiest month. Fall and spring temps can be unpredictable, so stock up on local brews and enjoy cold nights in your cozy Wernigerode vacation rental.

Natural features

From wild landscapes to witches, Wernigerode has it all

Wernigerode is nestled right up against Harz National Park, nearly 100 square miles of wild landscape. The altitude varies from a few hundred feet above sea level to a few thousand feet atop Brocken peak, the highest mountain in northern Germany. You'll find creeks, bogs, forests of beech and spruce, and mountain heath. You'll also find plenty of legends to keep your imagination running wild. The devil takes Faust up "the Brocken," as the locals call it, in Goethe's Faust, and children believe witches gather there every April to plot something sinister.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Wernigerode

The nearest airport is in Hecklingen (CSO-Magdeburg - Cochstedt), located 29.1 mi (46.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Wernigerode Elmowerk Station or Wernigerode Station and explore the city from there.

How many vacation rentals are available around Wernigerode, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,800 vacation rentals around Wernigerode. From 380 house rentals to 1,253 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Wernigerode?

We all love a room with a view. But if your searching for vistas that'll have you feeling on top of the world, you'll need to head for the hills. Vrbo has no less than 281 mountain vacation rentals available. Alternatively, you might be looking for something a little different. Vrbo has a broad range of properties to pick from, including:

  • 195 resort vacation rentals.
  • 195 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 98 town vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Wernigerode?

Forget about impersonal hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of your own apartment. You can take your pick from 1,124 different options with the help of Vrbo. How does $28 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't leave it too long! Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other rental types, like:

  • House: 396 vacation homes. Prices start from $28 per night.
  • Hotel: 123 vacation homes. Prices start from $38 per night.
  • Resort: 57 vacation homes. Prices start from $44 per night.

Can I stay in Wernigerode in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere totally new with your friends and loved ones. The good news is Vrbo has some places suitable for large groups. The most popular choice for big groups here are apartment vacation homes, and you'll find 117 currently listed. If you are hoping to stay in a large group, the vacation rental options that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 364 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as $39.
  • Looking for a vacation rental for 5 guests? We have 338 that will serve you well. The starting price is $37 a night.
  • Seeking out rentals catering to 8 guests? You'll be glad to know we have 150 that will fit the bill. You can get one for as little as $39 per night.

Your whole squad will be in good hands when you organize your Wernigerode getaway through us!

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