Blankenburg

Blankenburg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Understand

Blankenburg is a town and health resort in the district of Harz, Germany, at the north foot of the Harz Mountains, 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Halberstadt.

Get in

Blankenburg is located next to the B6n, a newly built dual carriageway, and is linked to it over two junctions: Blankenburg Ost and Blankenburg Zentrum. In addition the B 27 federal road runs southwest and the B 81 north to south through Blankenburg (Harz).

Get around

Blankenburg (Harz) station is a terminus and has a bypass for goods traffic. There are connexions to the to Elbingerode (Rübeland Railway) (only goods trains) and to Halberstadt. The Harz-Elbe Express has worked the line to Halberstadt since 2005. In the 20th century there was a line to Thale and Quedlinburg.

TIP: The HarzTourCard enables you to travel by bus, train and narrow gauge train (only Schierke–Brocken) as much as you like within three days. It cost from 18 €. Go to www.insa.de or the local tourist information.

See

The town of Blankenburg (Harz) has picturesque villas from the turn of the 20th century. Also worth seeing are the historic gardens (baroque garden, castle park, pheasant garden, animal park). On the edge of the town lies the former robber baron castle of Regenstein. Below the Regenstein is a Germanic cult site thingstead and, not far away, the so-called Regenstein Mill.

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