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 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 minutes.

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Tourist Information Mühlhausen
Ratsstraße 20
99974 Mühlhausen
+49 3601 404770

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Public Holidays
10:00 - 14:00 hrs


max. 20 persons, duration 60-90 min.

Group tour with up to 25 participants, approx. 60 min
plus admission 3,00 €/ reduced 2,00 € per person
30.00 EUR per Group

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Mühlhausen City Council, Lord Mayor Dr. Johannes Bruns
Ratsstr. 25
99974 Mühlhausen

Phone: +49 3601 452115


Wirtschaftsbetriebe Mühlhausen GmbH
Windeberger Landstraße 73
99974 Mühlhausen


Tel.: +49 3601 404770


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