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Wernigerode is a small town in the province Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, at the foot of the Harz Mountains. Wernigerode was the capital of the medieval County of Wernigerode and Stolberg-Wernigerode. In 1815, after the Napoleonic Wars, it became part of the Prussian Province of Saxony. During the time of Communist East Germany, the town was very close to the inner German border. Wernigerode became part of the restored state of Saxony-Anhalt in 1990 after German reunification.

Crowned by a castle on the hill and with a town hall of 1498 which is considered to be one of the finest half-timbered buildings in Germany, it's one of the most delightful towns in the region. Many of its narrow streets are lined with old half-timbered houses still intact. Some of the quaint old houses which have escaped the numerous fires through the years are elaborately adorned with wood-carving.

This is the third upload in the series of timber-framed perspectives, so now it is possible to start a theme... :)

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