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Wernigerode Market Square

The webcam is aimed at the historic Market Square (Marktplatz) in Wernigerode. As you can see well online, the area is lined with beautiful granite: it is mined in the Harz Mountains. There are beautiful buildings of the 17-18th centuries made in timber framing style, located along the perimeter of the Wernigerode market square, which you see in a live stream. In the center of Marktplatz, shown in a webcam, stands the Wohltaeterbrunnen fountain of 1848.

Also on the square in the online camera there is the City Hall, striking in its beauty and origin. In 1277, this building was used for theatrical performance and other entertainment activities for the nobility. In the 16th century, the Town hall was rebuilt: elements of the late Gothic style appeared in architecture with unique 33 wooden figures depicting saints, clowns, virgins, boys and servants.


Wernigerode, where the online broadcast on the Baltic Live Cam website comes from, occupies the northern slopes of the Harz ridge in Saxony-Anhalt land. The main feature of the city in this webcam is the architectural timber framing style of buildings, which attracts tourists here. These constructions are shown by the webcam. There are also many such houses in the old part of Wernigerode – Altstadt, where the famous ancient castle-fortress of the 12th century is located.

The highlight of Wernigerode, which market square is shown by an online camera, is considered to be the narrow-gauge steam railway Harzquerbahn, built 100 years ago. Nowadays, small steam locomotives go around it, rolling tourists around the Harz National Park. There is the Brocken Mountain located on 1142 m. This is the highest peak of northern Germany.

Particularly noteworthy is the previously mentioned Wernigerode Castle. Built in the 12th century, the fortress first served as a resting place for German emperors after the hunt. At this time, the castle was built in the Baroque style. Further, over the years, the architectural style of the citadel changed. As a result, the appearance of Wernigerode Castle is a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance. The picturesque facade of the fortress was created by Count Otto Stolberg-Wernigerode. Currently, there is a museum here with Kaisers portraits, luxurious banquet hall, rooms with original furniture, castle church, altar and a pulpit of French marble.

Of the religious monuments in Wernigerode, whose center is visible online, deserves attention the church of St. Sylvester, located in the center of the upper church courtyard of the Oberpfarrkirchhof. In the south of the courtyard there is the Gadenstedtshes house, built in 1582. Its main difference from the rest houses is the Renaissance bay window.
Other interesting historic buildings in Wernigerode are: Café Wien and Krumpel’s House.

Fans of active pastimes will enjoy walking along the routes and forest paths of the deciduous forest and cycling in the Harz National Park.


Watch other interesting  Baltic Live Cam live streams from Germany – Old Garden (Alte Garten) and Schwerin Castle in Schwerin, City Hall Marketplace Rathausmarkt from Hamburg, Market Square in Düsseldorf,  Kellenhusen beachPrinzipalmarkt Street in Münster, Burgplatz in Düsseldorf and Baden-Baden.