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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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Inner woman gate

In the northwest, the Frauentor, one of the four main gates of the inner city wall, led to the free and imperial city of Mühlhausen. 

Like all main gates, it was designed as a double gate system with a kennel. The inner Frauentor - originally designed as a multi-storey tower - was preceded by a lower gatehouse. In between, parapet walls flanked Torgasse. The "middle" Frauentor, so called to distinguish it from the gate of the outer city wall, was demolished in 1830. Its floor plan is shown in the road surface. The inner Frauentor received its current appearance in 1655 after a town fire. The walled city coat of arms comes from the former gate. In the 19th and 20th centuries, three gates were broken into the city wall next to the gate to accommodate the steadily increasing volume of traffic.


Divi Blasii Church

The imposing hall church Divi Blasii in the medieval imperial city of Mühlhausen is considered to be an important place of work for Johann Sebastian Bach and impresses its visitors with its unmistakable authenticity. From now on, in the extraordinary choir room of Divi Blasii, the visitor will find a modern and multimedia presentation of important information, integrated in a historic choir stall. The media station offers numerous tips and visual suggestions for exploring Bach's places of activity. By means of a sound shower, the visitor can also, in a surprisingly impressive way, enjoy several Bach works recorded on the historical organ.

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