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Mühlhausen is known as "Muhlhusia turrita", the tower-decorated Mühlhausen with once 59 towers of the churches and city wall. 11 medieval churches and a preserved inner city wall ring with numerous defense towers allow the visitor to experience the tower-decorated Mühlhausen of modern times. Not only sacred rooms await him, but also the unique profane use of the church building, for example as a city library, museum or theater stage. The old town is the second largest area monument in Thuringia, which attentive visitors can recognize by the red street signs. In addition to the large number of churches and museums, guests can discover lovingly renovated half-timbered and town houses, special monuments and former mills.

Mühlhausen/Thuringia is die county town des Unstrut-Hainich district and ninth largest city in Thuringia. Die Large county town  to the northwest of the state is located on the unstrut, a tributary of the Saale, about 55 km northwest of the state capital Erfurt  and takes in the spatial planning des Free State Thuringia the rank of middle center  with partial functions of a upper center a.

Im middle Ages were the Imperial cities of Mühlhausen and Nordhausen nach Erfurt  the second most powerful cities in Thuringia (see: Thuringian Tricity League). Die Mühlhausen fair, which is celebrated annually with 27 fair communities for one week, took place for the first time in 1877 and is the largest city fair in Germany.

Mühlhausen is also known for its rich historical heritage, it was the domain of von Johann Sebastian Bach and Thomas Muntzer  and up to 1802 imperial city. Numerous historical buildings such as the city wall or the  still bear witness to the former importance.MarienkircheJohann August Roebling, the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, came from Mühlhausen.

In 2016, Mühlhausen was awarded the honorary title "Reformation city in Europe“ by die Community of Evangelical Churches in Europe  awarded.

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