Wernigerode (district)

Country  Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Disbanded 2007-07-01
Capital Wernigerode
  Total 797.60 km2 (307.96 sq mi)
Population (2002)
  Total 94,556
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WR

Wernigerode was a district (Kreis) in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Halberstadt, Quedlinburg, the district Nordhausen in Thuringia and the district Goslar in Lower Saxony.


The district is located at the northern end of the Harz mountains. The highest mountain of the Harz, the Brocken, is located in the southeast of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms are based upon those used by the principality and the diocese of Halberstadt. On top of the red and white areas are two fish, which are taken from the coat of arms of the counts of Wernigerode.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Elbingerode
  2. Wernigerode
  1. Blankenburg (incl. town Blankenburg)
  2. Brocken-Hochharz (incl. towns Benneckenstein and Hasselfelde)
  3. Ilsenburg (incl. town Ilsenburg)
  4. Nordharz (incl. town Derenburg)

Coordinates: 51°50′24″N 10°47′24″E / 51.84000°N 10.79000°E / 51.84000; 10.79000

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