In Halberstadt you can feel and experience the period of Enlightenment in many different ways. Be it at the house of the German poet Gleim, now a museum, or the wonderful Spiegelbergen country estate to the south of the town - the spirit of Enlightenment is present everywhere. You may even chance upon Gleim and his friends in person.
The chess village of Stroebeck is definitely worth a visit. There you can witness living chess pieces fighting out the most dramatic and mind-boggling battles on the market square.