Wernigerode is a pretty little town right at the base of the Harz mountains. Lots of half-timbered houses, a romantic narrow-gauge steam train running through the city and a small fairy tale castle on the hill above.
Aside from climbing the hill to see the castle and riding in the narrow gauge steam train there is some serious hiking in the area. Quite a number of people base themselves in Wernigerode for an extended holiday in the Harz mountains.
Wernigerode is a decent sized stop in two train networks. First the regular train service by Deutsche Bahn and second the touristic narrow-gauge HSB network. With the regular train service there are frequent trains to and from Magdeburg, Halle, Hannover, Goslar and Vienenburg. There are also some less frequent trains to Quedlinburg and Thale. On the narrow gauge train network there are trains to the Brocken, to Eisfelder Talmühle and to Nordhausen.
To get to Wernigerode take either A 14 from Halle or A 395 from Braunschweig then continue on B 6. From Magdeburg take B 81 to Halberstadt and Wilhemshöhe and then continue on L 82.
Harzer Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH has some buses that serve local villages where train doesn't go to.
The buses of the Harzer Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH are an effective way of getting around, not just in the city but to the surrounding villages and starting point of hiking trails too.
Wernigerode is relatively small, it is very well possible to explore everything on foot if you are reasonably fit.
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Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.
There are several small post service points in small shops in Wernigerode. The one at Burgstr. 19 also has Western Union Money transfer. For the full range of postal services go to Halberstadt, Halle or Magdeburg.
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