Picturesque half-timbered houses, modern art behind historic walls, romantic alleys with small cafés and restaurants, overlooked by the Romanesque collegiate church: Quedlinburg is the lively UNESCO World Heritage town in the northern Harz foothills.

Quedlinburg's old town, with its 1300 half-timbered houses dating back 8 centuries, is its greatest attraction. And the town is also lively; artists open their studios, make music or perform theatre.