Destination guide

A German gem in the middle of the mountains

If you're looking forward to a tour of Germany's most picturesque countryside, a Wernigerode vacation rental is the perfect home base. Use it as a jumping-off point for steam engine tours through rolling hills, hikes up the wind-swept but still hospitable Brocken mountain, and exploratory walks in Harz National Park. Then head back to town to rest your legs and throw back a local brew, ideally in one of Wernigerode signature half-timbered buildings. Whether your crew is full of nature lovers, shopaholics, little kids, or selfie enthusiasts, you'll have what you need to be happy in the Harz.


Sip local bitters while your kids enjoy sweet wooden toys

The gorgeous Harz Mountains that surround your Wernigerode vacation rental provide the perfect backdrop for any outing. Take a stroll down Breite Strasse, the town's main street lined with half-timbered homes and fine cafes. Pop into a local shop if you're interested in finely carved wooden toys and decorations, or if you're thirsty for bitters made at a local distillery. A favorite pastime for kids and history buffs is riding the region's narrow-gauge railways. Locomotives from as early as 1897 chug away from Wernigerode and traverse Harz National Park.


4 breezy seasons protected by mighty mountains

The temperate climate in Wernigerode provides warm summers with highs in the 70s, cold winters with temps hitting the 40s, and less rainfall than elsewhere in Germany. The weather is affected by the mountains. They keep the clouds away and increase the chance of winds that raise temperatures and make hikes in the mountains a little blustery. Still, it wouldn't hurt to pack an umbrella, especially in July, the rainiest month. Fall and spring temps can be unpredictable, so stock up on local brews and enjoy cold nights in your cozy Wernigerode vacation rental.

Natural features

From wild landscapes to witches, Wernigerode has it all

Wernigerode is nestled right up against Harz National Park, nearly 100 square miles of wild landscape. The altitude varies from a few hundred feet above sea level to a few thousand feet atop Brocken peak, the highest mountain in northern Germany. You'll find creeks, bogs, forests of beech and spruce, and mountain heath. You'll also find plenty of legends to keep your imagination running wild. The devil takes Faust up "the Brocken," as the locals call it, in Goethe's Faust, and children believe witches gather there every April to plot something sinister.


Transportation to and around Wernigerode

The nearest airport is in Hecklingen (CSO-Magdeburg - Cochstedt), located 29.1 mi (46.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Wernigerode Elmowerk Station or Wernigerode Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Wernigerode?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,553 vacation rentals near Wernigerode. From 382 Houses to 1,105 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wernigerode for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wernigerode?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wernigerode. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brocken: 2,307 vacation rentals
  • Wernigerode Elmowerk Station: 2,124 vacation rentals
  • Wernigerode Marketplace: 2,029 vacation rentals
  • Wernigerode Station: 1,872 vacation rentals
  • Wernigerode Town Hall: 2,048 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wernigerode listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wernigerode?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 382 Houses in Wernigerode. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wernigerode include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,105 rentals available
  • Cabins: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 53 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wernigerode?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 118 vacation rentals with pool available in Wernigerode. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.