Special Wernigerode Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Wernigerode: Situated on the scenic German Timber Frame Road in Saxony Anhalt, Wernigerode commands a lovely spot on the Holtemme River on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains. The city is known throughout the region for its brandy, lager, cigars, and dyes. Wernigerode dates from the early Middle Ages, and you can see several interesting Gothic buildings in the city, including the unusual city hall. Thankfully the town was not damaged much during World War II, so most of the historic buildings you can see here are authentic. While in Wernigerode, make sure to visit the castle. It dates from the 12th century, but the current structure was built in the late 1800s. Take the time to view the terraced gardens and landscape park that surround the castle. Other sites to see include the Museum of Aeronautics (50 plane and helicopters are on display here) and the Armeleuteberg which is home to the Kaiserturm observation tower and a charming forest restaurant. Also, if you want to explore the Harz Mountains, take the Harzer Schmalspurbahn, a narrow gauge railway that connects Wernigerode to the Brocken, the highest peak in the range. You can also take a bus from Wernigerode to access a cable car that goes up the Wurmberg, the area's second tallest peak. From Wernigerode, two easy day trips are to Halberstadt (15 miles) and Goslar with its World Heritage Site-listed Old City (22 miles).
These Wernigerode travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.