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Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: Middle ages
Date of Inscription: 1994
Location: Europe, Germany, State of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)
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Description: Quedlinburg, located in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, used to be the capital of the East Franconian German Empire during the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. Since the Middle Ages it has been a wealthy trading town. Quedlinburg is an outstanding example of a medieval European town, by way of its high number and quality of timber-framed buildings. The Collegiate Church of St Servatius is a Romanesque architectural masterpiece. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Quedlinburg is a town located north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. In 1994 the old town was set on the UNESCO world heritage list. The city of Quedlinburg has existed since at least the early ninth century, when a settlement known as Gross Orden existed at the eastern bank of the river Bode. As such the city is first mentioned in 922, as part of a donation by Henry the Fowler. The records of this donation were collected at the abbey of Corvey. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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