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Wernigerode Town Hall is one of the most famous half-timbered buildings in Europe, as well as being one of the most beautiful town halls on the continent. With its richly-coloured and magnificent façade it dominates the historic market place. The history of the town hall stretches back 700 years. But the building didn’t always serve the same function, it was initially used as a meeting house and court of law, but mainly as a location for festivals and theatre performances. It was even a place where people went to try their luck at gambling. Citizens of the town were entertained by jugglers and singers as they enjoyed a drink. The building was owned by the Wernigerode counts. It was assigned to the town council in 1427 by Count Heinrich, the last representative of his noble dynasty...

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