Questenberg

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Questenberg
Ortsteil of Südharz
Questenberg   is located in Germany
Questenberg
Questenberg
Coordinates: 51°29′38″N 11°7′11″E / 51.49389°N 11.11972°E / 51.49389; 11.11972Coordinates: 51°29′38″N 11°7′11″E / 51.49389°N 11.11972°E / 51.49389; 11.11972
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz
Municipality Südharz
Area
 • Total 17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 289
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06536
Dialling codes 034651
Vehicle registration MSH
Website www.rossla.de

Questenberg is a village and a former municipality in the Mansfeld-Südharz district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it has been part of the Südharz municipality.

First settlement traces date from 5th and 6th centuries BC. Above the place is the castle also called Questenberg. Remainders of the castle (attachment walls and tower), on the steep mountain at the eastern periphery of the village can still be visited.

The Queste

The hill above the village, is home to the Queste (also known as the Questenbaum (Queste Tree)), an ancient pagan sun wheel, celebrated at the Questenfest. An der Queste is checkpoint no. 212 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.

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