Wernigerode Castle overlooks the city majestically and can be seen from far away. Inside the castle some rooms are open for visitors, showing the former residence of the Earls of Stolberg-Wernigerode, who lived there until 1930. The historic city centre is dominated by medieval timber frame houses. At the market place you find the town hall and Wohltäterbrunnen (fountain).
In summer many restaurants and cafés invite you to have a rest and taste some of the regional delicacies in medieval atmosphere. Do not miss to visit some of the many museums in Wernigerode: The Harzmuseum (the museum of local history) informs you about the history of the town, fauna, flora and wildlife in the woods, as well as developments in art. The aviation museum showcases more than 50 aircraft and helicopters and more than 1000 exhibits. The Museum Schiefes Haus (Museum Leaning House) shows works of art and art photos of places of interest and town history.