A town in the northern foothills of the Harz Mountains of central Germany, Halberstadt is known as The Gateway to the Harz Mountains and retains many important historic buildings.

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Der Halberstädter Dom St. Stephanus und St. Sixtus

The cathedral was built 1236-1491 and is considered a jewel of Gothic architecture. The two mighty towers typify renaissance and baroque building skills. It had 2 predecessors: one was the 859 Carolingian structure and the other, the 922 Otto creation. The 600 Artefacts and treasures in the cathedral's collection make up the largest and most important collection of art from the middle ages in any German church. It was severely damaged in 1945 and was restored by Halberstadt architect Walter Bolze.

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Sport and Freizeitzentrum

Halberstadt has a large sports centre which consists of a sports and fitness area, a comprehensive water park, and a large wellness and beauty centre. Sports includes squash, tennis, badminton and a climbing wall as well as a comprehensive keep fit and weight training area. Sealand has 4700 square metres of water park facilities such as pools and slides etc. Sauna land offers a range of sauna experiences and beautyland completes the set with wellness facilities on offer

St. Burchardi church

This little church has been playing a John Cage piece called ''Organ²/ASLSP'' ('''A'''s '''SL'''ow a'''S''' '''P'''ossible) since 5 Sep 2001. The note played changes, on average, only once a year and is reckoned to be both the slowest and longest duration performance in the world since the concert is scheduled to end on 5 Sep '''2640'''. The next date when something "exciting" happens will be 5 Sep 2020.

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Giant Wine Barrel

Located in Jagdschloss is Halberstadts entry in the Guinness book of records, namely the oldest and largest wine barrel in the world. Holding 140,000 litres it was built 400 years ago by Michael Werner from Landau, and was entered in the Guinness book of records on 6 June 2008. The barrel can be accessed via the Spiegelsberge Jagdschloss restaurant which opens daily from 1100 hrs

Tiergarten Halberstadt

A Family friendly park which will provide a few hours entertainment for children and animal lovers. Open all year round, its occupants include camels, raccoons, wolves, dingos, lynxes as well as domestic animals and an area where visitors can touch the tame animals and feed them. There is also an amusing animal school show for visitors

Brauhaus Heine

This beautiful historic building boasts a 4 star Hotel which has a large wellness centre and is also suitable for functions or conferences.It has an excellent international reputation and comes highly recommended. The luxurious dining room serves a full German and international menu and single rooms start at 74 Euros

Gastatte Bullerberg

Also boasting a beergarden and a relaxing atmosphere is this in 1720 established Gasthaus. It is located at the lowest part of the town and also serves a good selection of food. Bullerberg is especially suitable for large groups or seminars as it can seat up to 800 people in various function rooms.

DRINK   —  +49 3941 24278 —  Am Bullerberg 3

Brauhaus Heine

This beautiful historic building boasts a 4 star Hotel which has a large wellness centre and is also suitable for functions or conferences.It has an excellent international reputation and comes highly recommended. The luxurious dining room serves a full German and international menu.

Rathauspassagen Halberstadt

Located in the town centre is a modern colourful indoor shopping centre with a wide variety of shops catering for the majority of needs. visitors can utilise the free car park with 500 spaces and enjoy shopping in comfort for everything from groceries to clothes and electronics etc

Restaurant Schwejk

Hearty Bohemian dishes washed down with Czech beer is the order of the day in restaurant Schwejk at very reasonable prices, from €9 for a main meal. There's also an affiliated butchers shop for those who wish to purchase fresh meats or German sausage.

Jagdschloss Spiegelsberge

This beautiful building boasts a full range of traditional German cuisine and is worth a visit just to admire the Building itself. as an added bonus you can get to see the worlds biggest and oldest wine barrel (as seen in the guinness book of records)

Hotel Abtshof Kaffeepott

Situated in the Old Town, this charming little hotel has 12 double and 10 single rooms together with a restaurant and beer garden. Rooms are very affordable with a weekend (Fri- Sun) offer starting at 99 Euros, and special Biker holiday rates.

SLEEP   —  +49 3941 68830 —  Abtshof 27 a

Berend Lehmann Museum

Established in 2001, on the 300th Anniversary of the Prussian state, this museum is concerned with German-Jewish history and in particular the difficult periods of Prussian-Jewish history. There is also a café on site for refreshments.

Parkhotel Unter den Linden

With rooms starting at 88 Euros, this 4 star hotel was renovated completely in 1992/3 and boasts of architecture and decoration in "English style". It also has beautiful gardens and a large restaurant which caters for all tastes

SLEEP   —  +49 3941-6254-0 —  Klamrothstr. 2,

Nordharzer Stadtebundtheater

For visitors who wish to experience German Theatre. There are details on the website of a frequent and varied programme of productions and tickets can also be ordered on the website or purchased directly in the theatre

DDR Museum

Not technically part of Museum Island, but immediately adjacent, the hands-on DDR Museum, gives an upbeat look at daily life in the GDR – achieved partly by glossing over gloomy issues like censorship and repression.

Restaurant Alt Halberstadt

Offering freshly cooked traditional German food in an atmosphere which gives a flavour of the history of Halberstadt. The walls of this beautiful old building are decorated with historical pictures of halberstadt

Restaurant Olive

Situated in the middle of the Old Town this establishment offers a mouthwatering selection of Mediterranean dishes. Brunch buffet can be eaten 11:00-15:00, with lunch specials costing as little as €5.

Zum Johannestor

This charming little restaurant is located in a building dating from the 16th Century and offers local dishes using local produce. Tour groups should book as seating is restricted to 34

EAT   —  +49 3941 604643 —  Westendorf 52

Zur Ratslaube

For a nice cold German beer enjoyed in a nice atmosphere, or even a Coffee, then this attractive Gasthaus comes highly recommended and has a beer garden, ample seating and a car park.

DRINK   —  +49 3941 625285 —  Holzmarkt 1

Gastatte am sommerbad

A unique Gasthaus and restaurant built in a disused swimming pool with room for 150 guests inside and 70 outside. A comprehensive food menu is available to guests also

Gleimhaus Halberstad

This Literature Museum displays the collection put together in 1862 by the poet "Johan Ludwig Wilhelm Gleim" and is a must for fans of German Poetry and Literature

SEE   —  +49 3941 68710 —  Domplatz 31

Restaurant Theatre Cafe

Located at the Theatre (entrance through EDEKA carpark) this cafe also specilises in home made cakes and ice cream and has seating for 80 , Tour groups are welcome

Altstadt Pension Ratsmuhle

A simple hotel offering accommodation only from €38 per single room and €61 for a double.all rooms have TV, Pets are welcome, and a breakfast buffet is provided.

SLEEP   —  +49 3941-573790 —  Hoher Weg 1,

Pension Raspe

Rooms here start at 19 euro for a single and 38 euro for a double. This is basic accommodation for the traveler on a limited budget

SLEEP   —  +49 394130160 —  Schäferberg 22

Hotel Ambiente

This 3 star hotel is situated 1.5 km from the town centre. It offers spacious modern rooms, a WI FI hot spot and a restaurant.

Bodega El Papagayo

This Spanish restaurant will tempt your taste buds with Tapas and paella as well as the speciality of the house "El Sombrero"

EAT   —  +49 3941 609515 —  Holzmarkt 1

Ristoranti Rossini

A typical Italian restaurant, popular with the locals and serving a selection of Piza ,Pasta and Meat dishes at affordable.

EAT   —  +49 3941 4193233 —  Voigtei 27


This 80 seat restaurant specialises in confectionery, fruit and ice cream, but also offers a selection of hot meals.

Pension Lindemann

Single rooms from 35 euro, double rooms 50 euro - all rooms with TV, plenty of free parking available.

Cave dwellings of langenstein

Occupied as dwellings until 1916 these dwellings are unique within Germany. (Bring a torch)

Nienhagener Hof

Double rooms only available for 48 euro. Simple food is also available at the bar.

SLEEP   —  Ernst-Thälmann-Str. 2

Pension am wasserturm

Single rooms 18 euro ,double rooms 47 euro. free parking and internet.

SLEEP   —  +49 3941-584787 —  Bergstr. 11

Parfümerie Flair

Experience all your perfumery desires in one location.

About Halberstadt

Church of Our Lady
Church of Our Lady
Halberstadt, a town of about 50,000 people, is only a few minutes by car from the mountains and travellers are welcomed from afar by the impressive towers of the 1200-year old Bishop`s Seat. The town was severely damaged in World War II, but retains many important historic buildings and much of its ancient townscape. Notable places in Halberstadt include the Liebfrauenkirche and St. Stephen Cathedral, churches built in the 12th and 13th centuries, respectively. Halberstadt is the site of the first documented large, permanent pipe organ installation in 1361. The cathedral is notable among those in northern European towns in having retained its medieval treasury in virtually complete condition. Among its treasures are the oldest surviving tapestries in Europe, dating from the 12th century.

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