Mühlhausen is known as the city of gates and churches. Because of the 59 steeples and towers of its city wall the place was originally referred to as "Mulhusia turrita", which means "Mühlhausen ornamented with steeples and towers".

The architectural diversity as well as the entire urban layout with its well-preserved and partly accessible city wall, testify to the economic and cultural significance of the former imperial city. When radical reformer Thomas Müntzer preached here in 1524-1525, Mühlhausen became a focal point of the Reformation and the German Peasant War. From the 16th century onwards, writers and composers – most notably Johann Sebastian Bach – earned the town a reputation as a centre of protestant church music.

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Tourist Information Office
Ratsstraße 20
99974 Mühlhausen
0049 (0) 3601 / 40477-0
0049 (0) 3601 / 40477-11
Opening hours
- Easter
Mon - Fri 
9am - 5pm
Sat, public holidays 
10am - 2pm
- October
Mon - Fri 
9am - 5pm
Sat, Sun, public holidays 
10am - 4pm