Public guided tour of the Imperial City Archive Mühlhausen

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 paintings and the Imperial City Archive (1614), which found its place on the mezzanine floor of the south wing from 1615 and can be accessed from the Town Hall Hall. The interior of the historical archive rooms is 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 Archives 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.

Guided tours of the Imperial City Archives take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:00 am. The duration is about 30 minutes, the cost is 5 euros per person. On display is a special exhibition with finds that came to light during the renovation work.

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Tourist Information Mühlhausen
Ratsstraße 20
99974 Mühlhausen
+49 3601 404770

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09:00 - 17:00 hrs
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10:00 - 14:00 hrs
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Public Holidays
10:00 - 14:00 hrs


Guided tour from Easter to the end of October | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every 11:00 am for 30 min

Guide fee
5.00 EUR per Person

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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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