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 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.

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How to find us

Tourist Information Mühlhausen
Ratsstraße 20
99974 Mühlhausen
+49 3601 404770
service@touristinfo-muehlhausen.de

Opening hours

valid from: 15.04.2022 to 31.10.2022
Monday
09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Wedneday
09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Friday
09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00 hrs
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00 hrs
Public Holidays
10:00 - 14:00 hrs

Information

Languages:
German
Adults
5.00 EUR
Children / pupils / students / reduced
3.00 EUR

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Event organiser

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

Phone: +49 3601 452115
E-Mail: buergerdienste@muehlhausen.de

Intermediary

Wirtschaftsbetriebe Mühlhausen GmbH
Windeberger Landstraße 73
99974 Mühlhausen

 

Tel.: +49 3601 404770
E-Mail: service@touristinfo-muehlhausen.de

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