10 best places to visit in Germany | You'll feel like you're stepping back in time if you visit Quedlinburg. This quaint medieval renaissance town, situated to the north of the Harz Mountains, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are over 1300 half-timbered colourful houses and cobblestone streets. It even has the oldest house in Germany, which was built around 1300. Be sure to check out The Burgberg ('castle mountain') area.