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Guided tours

The medieval imperial town of Mühlhausen has experienced an eventful history since its first mention in 967 in a document of king Otto II. During its heyday, which lasted until the 15th century, the town wall, town hall, churches and town houses were built and still characterise the townscape to this day. Thomas Müntzer made Mühlhausen a centre of the Reformation and the Peasants' War between 1523 and 1525. Johann Sebastian Bach's work as an organist at the Church of Blaise the Divine from 1707 to 1708 is another highlight of Mühlhausen's history. A famous son of the town is the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge Johann August Röbling.

 

Learn more about the eventful history of Mühlhausen on a guided tour!

Individual offer

Public guided tour of the old town of Mühlhausen

With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the town hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and town houses made of stone and...

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With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the town hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and town houses made of stone and half-timbered as well as stone town houses determine the face of the city.

Discover the many sights and unique features of the old town on a guided tour. Friendly and competent city guides are awaiting for you. From them you will learn everything worth knowing, historical facts as well as, of course "little stories".

Meeting point is at the Tourist Information, Ratsstraße 20 in Mühlhausen. For more information about the guided tour, please call 03601- 40 47 70.

Short term city tour for individual travellers

Go on a discovery tour through our medieval city with a city guide. Learn interesting facts about the history of the historic imperial and Hanseatic city and marvel at the eleven medieval churches, the town hall, the walkable...

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Go on a discovery tour through our medieval city with a city guide. Learn interesting facts about the history of the historic imperial and Hanseatic city and marvel at the eleven medieval churches, the town hall, the walkable city wall as well as lovably renovated half-timbered and town houses.

This tour is suitable for all guests who decide to book a guided city tour at short notice. We will do our best to organise a guide for you, who will lead you through the city. However, we cannot guarantee that it will always be possible. Please also note that other guests may join the tour.

Public night tour through Mühlhausen

A night tour through the historic and winding streets of Mühlhausen at the foot of the Hainich National Park is always worth the trip! What should not be missing on a night tour is a stop at a cozy Mühlhausen restaurant. Enjoy a...

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A night tour through the historic and winding streets of Mühlhausen at the foot of the Hainich National Park is always worth the trip! What should not be missing on a night tour is a stop at a cozy Mühlhausen restaurant. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal at the beginning of your journey of discovery and listen, in an atmosphere of past centuries, to the hidden knowledge of the night guide. Thus strengthened, it is an experience to walk with the night watchman and a burning torch, through the historical old town. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about the medieval imperial city. At the end of the historical night tour, the night guide presents each guest with a letter of introduction to Mulhouse in Thuringia, the town at the geographical center of Germany.

It should be noted that during the night tour it is not possible to visit the interior of museum facilities.

The duration of the tour with meal is three hours. Without meal, 90 minutes are planned.

Special-themed tours through Mühlhausen

Every year, the Tourist Information Mühlhausen offers numerous special-Themed tours for interested citizens and guests. During these tours, a specific period of the town's history is examined in depth. The topics are very diverse...

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Every year, the Tourist Information Mühlhausen offers numerous special-Themed tours for interested citizens and guests. During these tours, a specific period of the town's history is examined in depth. The topics are very diverse and range from guided tours on the work of special personalities, such as that of Johann Sebastian Bach and the radical reformer Thomas Müntzer in the city, to guided tours on industrial culture, former Jewish life as well as the cemetery and funeral culture. Furthermore, tours of the local flora are also offered, where you can expand your knowledge about particular herbs. The special tours are planned every year. Topics that are in particular demand are continued and supplemented by more advanced tours. All dates can be found in the event Calender on Mühlhausen's website. Information is available from the team of the Tourist Information Mühlhausen under the phone number 03601 404770.

Public guided tour of the Historic Town Hall and the Imperial City Archive

The core of the town hall was built around 1300, with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque extensions creating a unique ensemble of buildings in the middle of the old town. Particularly worth seeing are the hall, the Great Council...

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The core of the town hall was built around 1300, with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque extensions creating a unique ensemble of buildings in the middle of the old town. Particularly worth seeing are the hall, the Great Council Chamber with Gothic painting and the Imperial City Archive (1614), which found its place on the mezzanine floor of the south wing from 1615 and which can be accessed from the Town Hall. The interior furnishings of the historical archive rooms are particularly impressive. It was created between 1615 and 1648 and has been preserved in its original form. The cabinets and chests still store the files and town books from Mühlhausen's imperial town days. Windows and doors show Renaissance paintings with plants, heads, angels and animals. The Latin and Greek inscriptions on the cupboards and walls refer to the relationship of the citizens to the state, to the archives and the archival activity. The files in the Imperial City Archives are signed with the letters of the alphabet and the astronomical signs Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Star, Venus and Saturn. With the help of a corresponding index, the archivist is able to find the files again if necessary. The documents on display in the 34 showcases provide an interesting insight into the important history of the formerly free imperial city.

The public guided tour is offered from Monday to Friday (except on holidays) at 11:00 a.m. There are currently no guided tours.

Organ devotion in the Church of Blaise the Divine

The Divi Blasii parish church in the middle of the historic old town is a place that invites visitors to linger. In addition to the tour of the church interior, new interactive elements such as a sound shower provide a special...

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The Divi Blasii parish church in the middle of the historic old town is a place that invites visitors to linger. In addition to the tour of the church interior, new interactive elements such as a sound shower provide a special visitor experience. Guided tours as well as organ recitals are offered all year round for registered groups. Individual visitors have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of the Schuke organ between Whitsun and Thanksgiving. Every Wednesday at 12:00 noon there is an organ recital in the church where Bach worked as a young composer. Johann Sebastian Bach was in Mulhouse from 1707 to 1708. His time here is described as early mastery.

Adalbert's letter salad

With the brochure „Adalbert's Buchstabensalat“ (available free of charge at the Tourist Information Mühlhausen) the city can be explored individually. Following the principle of a city rally, questions about various sights have...

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With the brochure „Adalbert's Buchstabensalat“ (available free of charge at the Tourist Information Mühlhausen) the city can be explored individually. Following the principle of a city rally, questions about various sights have to be answered. With puzzle fun, teamwork and active participation, children and their families get to know the town of Mühlhausen better and work out the solution word step by step. Boredom has no chance on this tour! This offer is suitable for children from 2nd grade to 5th grade. Younger children are also welcome to join in with the family.

Group guidance

Guided tour of the old town for groups

With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the town hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and town houses made of stone and...

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With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the town hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and town houses made of stone and half-timbered determine the face of the city.

Walk with the city guide through the maze of historic streets and alleys and discover architectural diversity. Learn interesting facts about the eventful history of the city. For example, in the Middle Ages the princes of the empire met in Mühlhausen. Philip of Swabia was elected German king and the burgher community of the imperial town gained self-government in 1251. Discover also today's Mühlhausen, as a town to stay, to shop and enjoy the culinary speciality of the town - the Mühlhäuser plum jam.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours with an in-depth visit of one sight

Group tour "Mühlhausen by night"

A night tour through the historic and winding streets of Mühlhausen at the foot of the Hainich National Park is always worth a trip! What should not be missing during a night tour is a stop in a cozy restaurant in Mühlhausen. We...

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A night tour through the historic and winding streets of Mühlhausen at the foot of the Hainich National Park is always worth a trip! What should not be missing during a night tour is a stop in a cozy restaurant in Mühlhausen. We will gladly reserve a restaurant for your group for dinner. Afterwards, in an atmosphere of past centuries, listen to the hidden knowledge of the night guide. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about the medieval imperial city. At the end of the historical night tour, the night guide will present each guest with a letter of introduction to Mulhouse in Thuringia, the town at the geographical center of Germany.

For groups, this offer is bookable from a group size of 12 people. The duration of the tour is 1.5 hours. Smaller group sizes are welcome on request.

Tour "Mühlhausen by Gecko Train"

The Mühlhäuser Geckobahn is a great way to discover the medieval old town of Mühlhausen in no time. Ride with the Mühlhäuser Geckobahn through the narrow streets of our historic town, past the most important sights and learn...

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The Mühlhäuser Geckobahn is a great way to discover the medieval old town of Mühlhausen in no time. Ride with the Mühlhäuser Geckobahn through the narrow streets of our historic town, past the most important sights and learn interesting facts about the history of Mühlhausen during the ride. The drivers of the Geckobahn make the ride an entertaining experience with their relaxed manner. Get inspiration, which places you would like to visit during your stay in Mühlhausen. The ride with the Geckobahn requires a reservation and can be booked in the peak tourist season from April to the end of October.

Organ tour "Listening to Bach"

The Divi Blasii parish church, in the middle of the historic old town, is a place that invites visitors to linger. In addition to the tour of the church interior, new interactive elements such as a sound shower provide a special...

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The Divi Blasii parish church, in the middle of the historic old town, is a place that invites visitors to linger. In addition to the tour of the church interior, new interactive elements such as a sound shower provide a special visitor experience. The organ tour "Listening to Bach" is a year-round offer for registered groups. Enjoy the unique experience in the Divi Blasii Church in Mühlhausen, the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked, and experience an individual guided tour with sound examples on the Schuke organ. The cantor will take your group, as far as size allows, up to the gallery. Watching his moving hands and feet is a special experience. Registration in advance is required for the guided tour.

Object tours

In the objects of the Mühlhausen museums as well as in the town hall and the Divi Blasii church, object tours can be conducted. Thus, you as a visitor get an intensive insight into the history or exhibition of the respective...

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In the objects of the Mühlhausen museums as well as in the town hall and the Divi Blasii church, object tours can be conducted. Thus, you as a visitor get an intensive insight into the history or exhibition of the respective object.

Objects in which guided tours are currently possible

  • Historical battlement (15 participants)

  • St. Marien Museum | Müntzer Memorial (25 participants)

  • Peasents' War Museum at the Kornmarkt Church (25 participants)

  • Museum of Cultural History (25 participants)

  • Church of Blaise the Divine = domain of Johann Sebastian Bach (25 participants)

  • Historical town hall with Rathaushalle (the representive assembly hall), Ratsstube (the council chamber), Alte Kanzlei (the old registry) (25 participants)

  • Town libary St. James' Church (25 participants)

    Larger groups will be split into two separate tours. Object tours can only be offered with previous notice, as a confirmation of the respective establishment is necessary.

Group tour of the Historic Town Hall with Imperial City Archive

The core of the Historical Town Hall was built around 1300, with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque extensions creating a unique ensemble of buildings in the middle of the old town. Particularly worth seeing are the hall, the Great...

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The core of the Historical Town Hall was built around 1300, with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque extensions creating a unique ensemble of buildings in the middle of the old town. Particularly worth seeing are the hall, the Great Council Chamber with Gothic painting and the Imperial City Archive (1614), which found its place on the mezzanine floor of the south wing from 1615. In the historic archive rooms, the interior furnishings are particularly impressive. It was made between 1615 and 1648 and has been preserved in its original form. The cabinets and chests still store the files and town books from the imperial town period of Mühlhausen. Windows and doors show Renaissance paintings with plants, heads, angels and animals. The Latin and Greek inscriptions on the cabinets and walls refer to the relationship of the citizens to the state, to the archive and the archival activity. With the letters of the alphabet and the astronomical signs Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Star, Venus and Saturn the files in the Imperial City Archive are signed. With the help of a corresponding index, the archivist is able to find the files in case of need. The documents on display in the 34 showcases provide an interesting insight into the important history of the formerly free imperial city.

A guided tour for groups requires an appointment and can be arranged through the Tourist Information Mühlhausen. The duration of the tour is 60 to 90 minutes.

Currently, only guided tours of the town hall are possible.

Children's city tour

Discovering the medieval town of Mühlhausen in a child-friendly and exciting way – children will enjoy an exploratory tour through the historic old town with its exciting history and ancient buildings. Stories and legends will be...

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Discovering the medieval town of Mühlhausen in a child-friendly and exciting way – children will enjoy an exploratory tour through the historic old town with its exciting history and ancient buildings. Stories and legends will be part of this tour as well as interesting knowledge. Therefore this tour is particularly suitable for primary school children as it provides a good supplement to local history and science lessons. The guided tour is offered at a special rate and is therefore only available for groups of children with an accompanying adult.

Accessible guided tour of the old town of Mühlhausen

For mobility-impaired guests, people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users, we offer a city tour that is adapted to your needs in its sequence and pace. During this city tour you will get to know the most important and...

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For mobility-impaired guests, people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users, we offer a city tour that is adapted to your needs in its sequence and pace. During this city tour you will get to know the most important and interesting sights of the city centre. These include the Historical Town Hall, the Church of Blaise the Divine, St. Mary’s Church and the impressive city wall, Mühlhausen’s landmark.

Cemetery tours

Whether historical monument or place of mourning, natural monument or personal refuge, cemeteries have always been magical places. Hardly anything else reflects the change of our culture, the past but also the present so...

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Whether historical monument or place of mourning, natural monument or personal refuge, cemeteries have always been magical places. Hardly anything else reflects the change of our culture, the past but also the present so impressively. True to Theodor Fontane's motto "Nothing is more alive than a cemetery", we will show you Mühlhausen's art, culture and town history from a completely unusual perspective, provide information on the burial culture of the 20th century and on the works of art by Mühlhausen sculptor Walter Krause.

Another guided tour informs about the burial culture in the Middle Ages. Almost forgotten cemeteries, such as those at St. Mary’s Church, the Church of Blaise the Divine and the old Jewish cemetery are stations of this tour.

Special tour "Cemeteries and burial culture" - New Cemetery

The New Cemetery in Mühlhausen was the outdoor site of BUGA 2021. In terms of garden design, it is the most important cemetery complex in Thuringia and was laid out according to designs by Karl Theodor Huß. The design, layout and...

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The New Cemetery in Mühlhausen was the outdoor site of BUGA 2021. In terms of garden design, it is the most important cemetery complex in Thuringia and was laid out according to designs by Karl Theodor Huß. The design, layout and unity of the grounds bear witness to the innovative garden culture of the early 20th century. The park with diverse green elements (trees, hedges, shrubs) in combination with elements of sculpture, inscription panels, reliefs and wrought-iron works, act as a total work of art, which has been a listed monument since 1995. During the guided tour, you will learn interesting facts about the origin and the entire complex with its worth seeing elements of decoration.

Packages

Group package "Mühlhausen compact"

Within a very short time, you as a group have the opportunity to discover the city of Mühlhausen with its medieval charm. Mühlhausen's old town is an area monument with numerous churches, historic buildings and museums. During a...

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Within a very short time, you as a group have the opportunity to discover the city of Mühlhausen with its medieval charm. Mühlhausen's old town is an area monument with numerous churches, historic buildings and museums. During a round trip with the Geckobahn or Tschu Tschu Bahn you will travel along the most important sights through the town. Afterwards you will learn interesting facts about the Bach church or the historical town hall. Finally, you can, in a restaurant recommended by us, taste the Thuringian cuisine.

Our services:

  • Round trip through the historic old town with the Mühlhäuser Gecko or Tschu Tschu train (duration: approx. 45 min)

  • Guided tour (duration: approx. 45 min) through the Divi Blasii church (barrier-free access) or through the historic town hall (Rathaushalle/Ratsstube/Alte Kanzlei)

  • rustic lunch with 3 dishes to choose from in a Mühlhausen restaurant

  • enough time for your own discoveries

  • a souvenir of Mühlhausen

Group package "Mühlhausen for beginners"

In the middle of the green heart of Germany is the city of Mühlhausen. The city impresses with its medieval character, a well-preserved city wall ring and numerous Gothic churches. In addition to half-timbered houses and town...

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In the middle of the green heart of Germany is the city of Mühlhausen. The city impresses with its medieval character, a well-preserved city wall ring and numerous Gothic churches. In addition to half-timbered houses and town houses worth seeing, there are other interesting sights and museums to discover.

If you would like to discover the medieval town of Mühlhausen with its rich history as part of an eventful short visit with a group, then this offer is just right for you.

Our services:

  • Guided tour through the historic old town of Mühlhausen (approx. 1.5 hours)

  • Home-style lunch with 3 dishes to choose from

  • enough time for free disposal and for your own discoveries

  • a souvenir of Mühlhausen

Group package "Simply and quickly booked"

With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the Historic Town Hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and half-timbered as well as stone...

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With its medieval flair, Mühlhausen is one of the most interesting towns in Thuringia. An almost completely preserved city wall, the Historic Town Hall, eleven Gothic churches, winding alleys and half-timbered as well as stone town houses determine the face of the city.

You want to discover the medieval town of Mühlhausen and come with a group, then this offer is just right for you.

Our services:

  • Guided tour through the historic old town of Mühlhausen (approx. 1.5 hours)

  • Home-style lunch with 3 dishes to choose from

  • sufficient time at your own disposal for your own discoveries

  • coffee set with a pot of coffee and a piece of Thuringian cake in a Mühlhausen café

  • a souvenir of Mühlhausen

Group package "Mühlhausen for coffee lovers"

Within the framework of this offer you can discover the medieval town of Mühlhausen during a short visit and enjoy Thuringian baking tradition. Learn interesting facts about the eventful history of the medieval imperial city...

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Within the framework of this offer you can discover the medieval town of Mühlhausen during a short visit and enjoy Thuringian baking tradition. Learn interesting facts about the eventful history of the medieval imperial city during a guided tour and get to know the most important sights of the city. Afterwards, enjoy Thuringian cake with a cup of coffee in a traditional café.

Our services:

  • small guided tour through the historical old town of Mühlhausen (approx. 1 hour)

  • coffee set with a cup of coffee and a piece of Thuringian cake in the traditional "Café Schikore

  • a souvenir of Mühlhausen

Reisebegleitung

Tour guide in the tourist streetcar

You would like to take a city tour by tourist streetcar through the old town of Mulhouse and need a tour guide for this, then you can book this offer with us. For the trip through Mulhouse, we will gladly arrange an appropriate...

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You would like to take a city tour by tourist streetcar through the old town of Mulhouse and need a tour guide for this, then you can book this offer with us. For the trip through Mulhouse, we will gladly arrange an appropriate tour guide for you. Along the tour he will impart interesting facts about the sights and the history of the town.

On request, the Tourist Information Mühlhausen can also arrange the train. Just contact us!

Tour guide in own bus through Mühlhausen

You would like to take a sightseeing tour in your own bus and need a tour guide, then you can book this offer with us. For the trip through Mühlhausen we will submit an appealing route. A popular destination in the context of the...

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You would like to take a sightseeing tour in your own bus and need a tour guide, then you can book this offer with us. For the trip through Mühlhausen we will submit an appealing route. A popular destination in the context of the tour is, for example, the fountain house Popperode. Here a photo stop can be inserted with pleasure. In the immediate vicinity, the geographical center in Niederdorla is recommended.

Tour guide in own bus in the surroundings of Mühlhausen

You would like to make an excursion in your own bus to the surrounding area of Mühlhausen, e.g. to the Hainich National Park or to Bad Langensalza, and you need a travel companion for this, then you can book this offer with us....

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You would like to make an excursion in your own bus to the surrounding area of Mühlhausen, e.g. to the Hainich National Park or to Bad Langensalza, and you need a travel companion for this, then you can book this offer with us. We will gladly put together an appealing route for you. The tour guide will provide information about the region and the places visited. The offer is only bookable for the immediate neighboring regions Hainich and Eichsfeld.