Strolling around Quedlinburg town feels a bit like being in the Middle Ages, from the smallest timber frame house to the impressive castle with adjacent Stiftskirche. That is surely one of the reasons why Quedlinburg is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Hotel Am Brühl is nestled a stone’s throw from this impressive historical town on the outskirts of a lush green villa quarter. The hotel is in the former Härzer Liqueur Distillery, owned by Am Brühl’s proprietor Claudia Wiese’s forebears. Together with husband Hartmut and the attentive staff, Claudia will offer you a warm welcome. You will certainly enjoy the fantastic service.
The hotel comprises the historical distillery and the former storage and stable buildings. Hotel Am Brühl’s Mediterranean colour scheme in the lobby is repeated in the courtyard, which is filled with an abundance of flowers in the summer. Weather permitting dinner is served here. The Wiese Family will be happy to organise a private tour of the ‘Altstadt’ of historical Quedlinburg.
Stefan Heyne oversees the kitchen brigade in restaurant ‘Weinstube’. The former stable blocks, across from the enchanting courtyard, have been transformed into a welcoming restaurant. The menu offers a delightful mix of traditional dishes with a modern twist. The wine list offers a great selection of German wines, including many wines from the nearby Saale-Unstrut region.
The restaurant is opened from Tuesday - Saturday from 6 p.m.
Undoubtedly, one of Am Brühl’s gems is the enchanting courtyard, emphasising the hotel’s historical origins. This is where you enjoy your meals or go for a stroll. The superb half-timbered buildings acquire a Mediterranean touch in spring and summer with an abundance of flowers and lush greenery.
Only a short distance south of Quedlingburg you will find Harz National Park. The Harz Mountain Range reaches its top with Brocken at 1,141 metres. The extensive Harz woodlands are a wonderful place all year round for hikes and cycling trips. With snow covering the slopes of Mount Wurmberg, you can even venture to take out your skis to enjoy the 12 km of ski runs.
In and around the Harz area many picturesque towns and villages are waiting to be discovered by you, a treasure trove of half-timbered houses and historical monuments, nestled in the hills and mountains. A must-see is the town of Goslar. The historical town centre with scenic shopping alleys and charming squares is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including the nearby Rammelsberg mines. The Medieval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz) is well worth a visit. While you are at it, don’t forget to visit the quaint town of Wernigerode. Traveling in the Harz no doubt you will come a across the very popular historical train ‘Brockenbahn’ with its piercing whistle.