Trains from the Deutsche Bahn reach Quedlinburg Hauptbahnhof on a daily basis. Then station is only 12 minutes away from the town center by foot and it simply takes 5 minutes from the station with a car. But be aware, there are no left-luggage lockers and the station is not always open!
Motorway A 7, take the exit no. 66 'Rhüden' and follow the federal highways B 82, B 6 and later B 79 to Quedlinburg. There are parking grounds in walking distance.
Bus lines (QBus) offer a frequent regional service and an office inside the train station has timetables and detailed information about the service and destinations.
Take an Intercity train to Magdeburg from the Leipzig/Halle airport. Here change train to a regional train to Quedlinburg. From the railway station it's approx. 15 minutes to walk.
End of November till Christmas, daily
Snow-covered streets, alluring scents of Christmas in the old walls, many winding alleys in the glow of fairy lights & Christmas melodies can be heard in the historic town, thats Quedlinburg during Christmas.
The historic town of Quedlinburg and it´s Christmas markets in medieval style are considered as the most beautiful of the region of Saxony Anhalt. When Quedlinburg opens its doors in late November, the whole town in the festive cheer. Even the historic courtyards, which are kept closed the remain year, open their doors for public at this time, attracting decked with festive atmosphere and delicious goods. Can there be a better backdrop for the advent season, as 1300 half-timbered houses, a beautiful Castle and the powerful Collegiate Church of Quedlinburg? The lovingly built Christmas market before the town hall offers a mix of delicacies of the surrounding region and handmade crafts in many wooden stalls. But also for the youngest is much to discover, an Angel and "Mrs Advent" lead visitors daily through the 100 year old cobblestone streets and beautifully restored carousel invite children to a round on the wooden horses. Candy floss, cinnamon stars and hot chocolate under the glittering Christmas tree - simply enchanting not only for kids.
But this not enough, also the galleries, studios, retailers and restaurateurs of the region present something special every year around the Schlossberg on every first weekend of Advent. The real highlight of the festive season in the UNESCO world heritage city on the northern edge of the Harz is the advent program. In the context of the Quedlinburg advent calendar (the biggest in Germany) the door of a historic timber-framed house opens daily at 16:30 all around the Schlossberg with surprises for young and old.
Escape Address: Markt, 06484, Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
For all those whom are interested in art & nature, around the wonderful Christmas markets is a varity of museums, dealing with art, nature exploration and glass painting (for example the 'Glasmalerei Museum`). Visitors get the opportunity to enjoy and explore the different exhibitions and fascinating museums - definately a lot to discover!
Not even one hour away from the Christmas market Quedlinburg is the wonderful city Magdeburg, full of interesting historic and special modern attractions. Magdeburg offers not only shopping opportunities, parks and nature, but also churches and interesting attractions for children and adults. A sightseeing trip to Magdeburg is the perfect chance connected with a visit to Quedlinburg's Christmas markets.
A very special experience: a trip with the "Harzer Schmalspurbahn" (narrow gauge railway) from Quedlinburg to the summit of the Brocken mountain (the highest peak of Northern Germany). Pulled by an old steam engine, the train offers new perspectives for the visitors.
The entire Harz region is a hiking paradise – and so is Quedlinburg. Especially the 'Selketal-Stieg' is a very beautiful hiking trail with a length of 65 km. The city is the initial or finish point, naturally the entire track cannot be done in one day, just pick one of those parts for a day trip.