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Blankenburg is a town and health resort in the district of Harz, Germany, at the north foot of the Harz Mountains, 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Halberstadt.
Transport To The Town
Blankenburg is located next to the B6n, a newly built dual carriageway, and is linked to it over two junctions: Blankenburg Ost and Blankenburg Zentrum. In addition the B 27 federal road runs southwest and the B 81 north to south through Blankenburg (Harz).
Transport Within The Town
Blankenburg (Harz) station is a terminus and has a bypass for goods traffic. There are connexions to the to Elbingerode (Rübeland Railway) (only goods trains) and to Halberstadt. The Harz-Elbe Express has worked the line to Halberstadt since 15 December 2005. In the 20th century their was a line to Thale and Quedlinburg.
Culture and places of interest Baroque garden with Blankenburg castle in the background. Above the town to the south on the hill of Blankenstein (334 m) is Blankenburg Castle. The Little Castle (Kleine Schloss) with its baroque gardens belongs to the network of Saxony-Anhalt Garden Dreams. Above the town hall is the medieval parish church of St. Bartholomew. In the tower and the chancel of the church there are late romanesque section of wall from around 1200. The statues of benefactors in the chancel, probably around 1300, belong to the other successors of the Naumburg benefactors statues. The town of Blankenburg (Harz) has picturesque villas from the turn of the 20th century. Also worth seeing are the historic gardens (baroque garden, castle park, pheasant garden, animal park) On the edge of the town lies the former robber baron castle of Regenstein. Below the Regenstein is a Germanic cult site thingstead and, not far away, the so-called Regenstein Mill. The Teufelsmauer (Devil's Wall) is a bizarre sandstone rock formation and geological natural monument Ziegenkopf Remains of the Luisenburg castle The sand caves (Sandhöhlen) in Heers