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Wernigerode(vĕrnēgərō`də), city (1994 pop. 36,905), Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany, at the northern foot of the Harz Mts. It is an industrial city, a tourist center, and an important road and rail junction. Manufactures include machine tools, electric motors, glass, leather goods, bricks, wood products, paper, and processed food. Noteworthy buildings in the picturesque city include a medieval castle (rebuilt in the 19th cent.), formerly the seat of the princes of Stolberg-Wernigerode; two Romanesque–early Gothic churches; and a 15th-century city hall.
a city in the German Democratic Republic, in the Magdeburg District. Population, 32,600 (1967). A health resort and tourist center in the Harz Mountains. Industries include machine building, electric-motor building, chemical and pharmaceutical products, and aluminum products. Mention is first made of this city in the ninth century. Wernigerode has an ancient castle (rebuilt in the 19th century) that is now a museum of feudalism, a. Rathaus from the 15th century, and half-timbered homes from the 16th and 17th centuries.