Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg (German pronunciation: [ˈkveːtlɪnbʊʁk]) is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. In 1994, the castle, church and old town were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Quedlinburg
Quedlinburg castle hill
Location of Quedlinburg within Harz district
Quedlinburg
Quedlinburg
Coordinates: 51°47′30″N 11°8′50″E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictHarz
Subdivisions7 Stadtteile
Government
  Mayor (201522) Frank Ruch[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total120.42 km2 (46.49 sq mi)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total23,604
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
06484, 06485
Dialling codes03946, 039485
Vehicle registrationHZ, HBS, QLB, WR
Websitewww.quedlinburg.de
Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
View over Quedlinburg
CriteriaCultural: iv
Reference535
Inscription1994 (18th Session)
Area90 ha
Buffer zone270 ha

Quedlinburg has a population of more than 24,000. The town was the capital of the district of Quedlinburg until 2007, when the district was dissolved. Several locations in the town are designated stops along a scenic holiday route, the Romanesque Road.


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