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Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg

unesco Jun 3, 2010 Quedlinburg, in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. It has been a prosperous trading town since the Middle Ages. The number and high … [More]
Quedlinburg: First Capital of Germany
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It would be hard to find a more charming town than Quedlinburg! The narrow, cobblestone streets are lined with over 1300 half-timbered houses.

Fortunately, Quedlinburg survived the war undamaged and was valued by the DDR, and so it's still here to be appreciated with its medieval look and layout intact. As a result, the entire town was named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

History of Quedlinburg
Birthplace of the Germa… [More]
Heilige Mathilde (Quedlinburg) Mathilde (* Anfang 955; † 7./8.Februar 999) war von 966 bis zu ihrem Tod die erste Äbtissin auf dem Stiftsberg in Quedlinburg. Sie wird als Selige, besonders im Bistum Magdeburg verehrt.
Mathilde war eine Tochter Kaiser Ottos I. und Enkelin der Heiligen Mathilde. Ihre Mutter war Adelheid von Burgund, die Tochter des burgundischen Königs Rudolfs II. Als Elfjährige wurde sie 966 von allen Erzbischöfen und Bischöfen des Reiches zur Äbtissin von Quedlinburg … [More]
St. Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg
St. Matilda
(December 955 – 999), also known as Mathilda and Mathilde, was the first Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg. She was the daughter of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and his second wife, Adelaide of Italy.
Taking the veil
Her grandmother, Saint Matilda of Ringelheim, founded the Quedlinburg Abbey in 936 and led it. In April 966, in a splendid ceremony requested by her father, the eleven-year-old granddaughter and namesake of Saint Matilda was … [More]