Wernigerode is a fairytale town in the heart of the Harz Mountains. The town is dominated by the towering red sandstone castle, perched on a hill overlooking the town. The old town is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, lined with half-timbered houses and shops. The town is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. There are also plenty of activities available in the area, including hiking, cycling, skiing and snowboarding.