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St. Marien Museum | Müntzer Memorial

With its 86.7 m high central tower, Mühlhausen's impressive Church of St. Mary is visible far beyond the city limits. As the second largest church in Thuringia after Erfurt cathedral this five-nave hall church was built from around 1317 to 1380/90. Its nationally significant architecture combines both Bohemian and south-east German models in its formal language. Between 1895 and 1903, which had only been provisionally completed since the Middle Ages, was extended by the local building inspector Wilhelm Röttscher to become the highest spire in Thuringia.

In its function as Müntzer memorial, museum and meeting place with religion and culture, the Church of St. Mary is closely linked to the fortunes of the town and its citizens.

Traditionally, the elected city council entered and set out through the double portal located on the southern transept façade for its swearing-in ceremony. The stone sculptures of Emperor Charles IV, his wife Elisabeth of Pomerania and two courtiers on the gallery above the portal had the function to symbolically accompanying this process instead of the real people. For the event, the world-famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) wrote the cantata “Gott ist mein König”, also known as “Ratswechselkantate” (Council Change Cantata).

The exhibition areas in the building, which was secularised in 1975 and has since been used as a museum, offer a wide range of exhibitions and cultural activities. For example, a separate area in the chapels is dedicated to the radical reformer and former preacher of St. Mary’s Church, Thomas Müntzer.

Address

St. Marien Museum | Müntzer Memorial
Bei der Marienkirche
99974 Mühlhausen
Germany/Thuringia

Phone: +49 3601 85660
E-Mail: info@mhl-museen.de
Web: https://www.mhl-museen.de
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
Wedneday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
Friday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs

valid from: 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023
Kinder (4 - 14 Jahre):
2 EUR
Kinder bis 3 Jahre:
0 EUR
Erwachsene:
5 EUR
Ermäßigte:
4 EUR
not publicly accessible

Pets not allowed

no free entrance

Smoking not allowed

Photography allowed

Disabled toilet

toilets

further information

Languages:
GermanEnglish
Distance to public transport:
400 Meter
Guided tours
guided tour (only) with registration
further service
free WLAN
further service
souvenir shop
further service
seating possibilities/ rest area
Payment possibilities
Cash payment

Public parking facilities in the vicinity

P1 Parking lot "Blobach"
192 Places (Car)
Bus parking lot at the "Blobach"
8 Places (Bus or Coach)

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LEGAL INFORMATION

Name of company

Mühlhausen Museums, Director Dr. Thomas T. Müller
Kristanplatz 7
99974 Mühlhausen

Phone: +49 3601 85660
E-Mail: info@mhl-museen.de

Intermediary

Wirtschaftsbetriebe Mühlhausen GmbH
Windeberger Landstraße 73
99974 Mühlhausen

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

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