Altstadtherz Wernigerode — The Journey Here
Wernigerode is located in the middle of Germany on the north side of the Harz Mountains. The Ferienwohnungen Altstadtherz (Holiday Apartments) in Wernigerode are best reached by car via the B6N (which was upgraded to the A36 Motorway on 1st January 2019, but has not yet been fully re-signposted) - Either:
- from the East via Quedlinburg from the Bernburg Junction (A14 and B6N / A36). The A14 Motorway runs from the Junction with the A4 Motorway at Nossen (just West of Dresden) to the Junction with the A2 Motorway in northwestern Magdeburg.
- from the West via Goslar and the Nordharz Motorway Junction (Autobahndreieck Nordharz) between the A396 and the B6N / A36. Travelling from the South on the A7 Motorway — Take Exit 66: Rhüden/Harz via the B82, B6 and A369. Travelling from the North on the A7 Motorway — Take Exit 63: Motorway Junction (Autobahndreieck) Salzgitter via the B6 and the A369. The A7 Motorway runs through Germany from the Danish Border near Flensburg via Hamburg, Hannover, Göttingen, Kassel, Fulda, Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Memmingen, Kempten to the Austrian Border near Füssen.
The new A36 Motorway (old A395 and B6N) connects Braunschweig with Bernburg (Saale) and offers a fast connection to Wernigerode from the Braunschweig area (and also from the A2 Motorway which links the cities of the Ruhr via Hannover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg to Berlin).
To reach Wernigerode from the A36/B6N, either take the Exit 'Wernigerode - Nord' or the Exit 'Wernigerode - Zentrum' and drive into the city center. From the Exit 'Wernigerode - Nord' do NOT follow the road signs to Wernigerode, but instead follow the signs for Schierke and Elbingerode. This is a short cut through the industrial area of Wernigerode North (which is not very busy) on the L85 and brings you quickly into the western part of Wernigerode where you rejoin the B244. From the Exit 'Wernigerode - Zentrum' you are on the L82 and need to just follow the signs (Zentrum) into the city.
Some guests have had serious issues in the Wernigerode Altstadt when following their GPSs, or SatNavs. As we regularly hire cars we are aware of the many shortcomings with these systems. Consequently, we have put together two "photo routes", which can be seen on the map below. The blue route starts on the L82 to the East. The green route starts on the B244 to the West. These are designed to be used on your navigator's mobile phone!
Since many streets in the town centre of Wernigerode are closed to traffic or are one-way streets, you can only drive to the Ferienwohnungen (Holiday Apartments) Altstadtherz from the B244 via the Burgstraße and past the Liebfrauen Concert Hall (formerly a church). From the L82, drive along the Lindenallee, along Am Vorwerk and past the Liebfrauen Concert Hall. The parking area for the Altstadtherz holiday apartments is located on the rear courtyard of the property:
By train you arrive in Wernigerode Main Station on either the RE4 (Halle Main Station ‹–› Goslar Main Station) or the RE21 (Magdeburg Main Station ‹–› Goslar Main Station) which are operated by . The Ferienwohnungen Altstadtherz are around 15 minutes walk, or a six minute taxi journey from Wernigerode Main Station.
By Long Distance Bus
Long-distance buses arrive at the bus station (Kleine Dammstraße 20 - next to the Main Railway Station) in Wernigerode. The long-distance buses stop at the Bus Platform 9. The regional and local bus services in Wernigerode and the Harz District are operated by.
Wernigerode and the Harz Mountains can be reached from the more distant parts of Europe by flying to one of the following airports: Hannover (Langenhagen), Leipzig-Halle and Berlin (Brandenburg). All these airports offer car hire facilities and are also on the railway network. Usually this is the local S-Bahn (City, or 'Stadt', railway) train that takes you quickly to the main railway sation in the respective city.
To-date guests from Spain and the UK have used Hannover and Berlin airports and we have assisted them with advice on rail transport to and from these airports.
Guests from further away (e.g. Australia and New Zealand) tend to use Frankfurt am Main airport and, if ticketing allows, a domestic flight on to either Hannover or Berlin. If not, Inter City Express (ICE) trains from Frankfurt am Main airport to Halle (Saale), where you can change to the Regional Express (RE4) that runs from Halle (Saale) Main Station to Wernigerode Main Station, is the most stress free route with just one change of train. At the time of preparing this page there are four such ICEs per day that only stop twice between Frankfurt am Main Airport Long Distance Station and Halle (Saale) Main Station with a resulting overall travel time of 4 hours 39 minutes. There are many other ICE connections that require several changes of train between Frankfurt am Main and Wernigerode. Using a hire car to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Wernigerode will take between 3 hours 45 minutes and 4 hours 45 minutes, based on our experience at different times of the day, when traffic conditions are good. We try to avoid the Autobahn A7 north of Kassel because of the many roadworks.