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Collegiate Church of St. Servatius Quedlinburg

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A walk through the courtyard will take you to the church
Foto: Daniela Wallner A walk through the courtyard will take you to the church

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St. Servatius, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a collegiate church built in Romanesque style on Schlossberg hill in Quedlinburg.


Depicting the biblical words of King Solomo, the ceiling frescoes in the crypt are an impressive highlight. The crypt also accommodates grave slabs of abbesses of the convent of nunnery originating in the early 12th century. Those are considered to be the oldest relief slabs found in Germany.

The Cathedral's Treasure

In particular, the collegiate church is famous for its treasures, a collection of medieval treasures, among which you may find sculptures, panel paintings, gold work, carvings in ivory and works from oriental crystal art. Particular attention is paid to the knotted carpet from 1200 AD, depicting the wedding of the Roman god Mercury with Philology. The carpet is regarded as a the oldest knotted carpet in Europe.

Special Exhibitions

On a regular basis, special exhibitions are presented in the collegiate church. In 2014, there is a special exhibition taking place on “Der Klang der Frauen. Mittelalterliche Musik in der Quedlingburger Stiftskirche”, literally “The Sound of Women. Medieval Music in the Collegiate Church of Quedlingburg”.

Historical Information

The interior design of the church is reduced to its essentials and deliberately kept simple
Foto: Daniela Wallner The interior design of the church is reduced to its essentials and deliberately kept simple

© Daniela Wallner

The Collegiate Church of St. Servatius looks back on more than 1000 years of history. The first German King Heinrich I (Henry the Fowler) founded it as a palatine church in the 10th century. In 936 he was buried here as well. By request of his wife, Matilda of Ringelheim, a convent for nuns was founded that was strongly linked to Ottonian and Salian ruling families. The church was then built in Romanesque style from 1070 AD to 1129 AD.

How to get there

By Public Transport

Quedlingburg has a well connected public transport network. All guests staying overnight in the Landkreis Harz (county of the Harz area) receive, upon checking in at a hotel, the so-called HATIX, the vacation ticket valid for the Harz area which enables any guest to use buses for free.


From the direction of Wernigerode

Take bus line 21 (provided by Harzer-Verkehrs-Betriebe) to get to Quedlingburg.


From the direction of Thale

Using bus lines 9, 10, 12, 17 or 18 will take you to Quedlingburg.


From the direction of Stolberg/ Südharz

Two bus lines lead straight to Quedlingburg: 31 and 38.


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Stiftskirche St. Servatii
Schlossberg 1
Phone03946 709900
Fax03946 524379
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