There are many historical places to visit in the Harz. Its 130 castles and stately homes testify to an illustrious past. This is the place where kings and kaisers ruled the land. Walkenried Ruins of the Cistercian abbey Bad Sachsa Spa town Wernigerode Half-timbered houses and baroque castle Quedlinburg Mediaeval court, cathedral and cathedral treasure collection Goslar Imperial Palace Stolberg Home of famous theologian and rebel leader Thomas Müntzer, with its lofty castle and the Joseph’s Cross observational tower Sangerhausen Town famed for the largest collection of roses in the world Ilsenburg Mediaeval settlement on the Romanesque Road Kyffhäusen Castle Ruined hilltop castle and impressive Barbarossa Monument Blankenburg Town with Baroque 17th century castle Herzberg Eleventh-century Welf dynasty castle, housing a facsimile of the Gospels of Henry the...