Stolberg is a city in Germany, in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.The place is nicknamed Thomas Müntzer City and Historical Europe City.
The mining activities in the region, which can be found in documents dating from the year 794, led to the creation of a mining village around the year one thousand. It became the residence of the Counts of Stolberg, mentioned for the first time in 1210. Stolberg received city rights in the 13th century. It was, during the time of the Holy Roman Empire, the capital of the county of the same name.
This city became the first in Germany, which was awarded the status of a historic city in Europe. A climatic health resort in the Harz mountains, the place is known by the streets of its historic centre, preserved with half-timbered houses in the Renaissance style, and the castle of Stolberg which dominates the whole.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the city was transformed to become a tourist site , is often referred to as the “pearl of the southern Harz”.
Access : Coordinates: 51.566667, 10.95 / Stolberg is situated in the southern part of the Harz mountains,a highland area in northern Germany.
- The place is known for the streets of its historic center, preserved with Renaissance-style half-timbered houses, and the Stolberg castle which dominates the entire valley on which the town develops.
- In 1993, Stolberg was given the title of “historic European city” because of its old building structure.
- Well-known personalities who shaped the town of Stolberg (Harz) included Thomas Müntzer, born around 1489, Thomas Müntzer is considered the legendary leader of the Peasants’ War (1524/1525) in Thuringia.
- Top sights in Stolberg : Stolberg Castle, which dominates the city and the whole valley with its size. / The town hall, which dates back to 1454 and is a half-timbered structure. / The late Gothic church of San Martino, from which Martin Luther preached on 21 April 1525 against the peasant revolt. / The Saiger Tower which dates from the 13th century and is located opposite the town hall and rebuilt in the 19th century. / Joseph’s cross , designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel on the Großer Auerberg.
/ The Old Mint Museum ,Niedergasse 19 / Coffee Museum, Rittergasse 77/ St Martini Church / The Kights Lane.
Go next : Sangerhausen , a town in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany / Nordhausen , a city in Thuringia, Germany.