Historical City wall

The 2.2 kilometres of preserved city wall illustrate the defensibility and importance of the former Free Imperial City. Mühlhausen thus has an almost completely preserved defence system. At the same time, it is also one of the oldest non-Roman city walls in the German-speaking world, as some of its components date back to the early 13th century. The inner fortifications surrounds an area of 49 hectares, which is the second largest heritage area in Thuringia after Erfurt’s Old Town. Of the former four city gates, the Innere Frauentor, dating back to 1655, has been preserved to the present day. The other entrances – the Erfurter Tor, the Felchtaer Tor, and the Görmartor – were torn down in the 19th century due to the construction of wider street accesses to the city centre.

The inner wall can currently be explored over a length of 370 metres. Some of the numerous towers and rondels were later converted into pavilions. They house themed rooms on the historical use of the facilities and on protective measures in the urban settings. The viewing platform of the Rabenturm (Raven Tower, 34.2 metres) offers an impressive panoramic view over Mühlhausen and the surrounding area.

Only the slim tower of the Outer Frauentor from the 15th century still bears witness to the original 5.6 kilometres long outer city wall, which enclosed the suburbs and a total area of 182 hectares.

Address

Historical City wall
Am Frauentor 13
99974 Mühlhausen
Germany/Thuringia

Phone: +49 3601 85660
E-Mail: info@mhl-museen.de
Web: https://www.mhl-museen.de
Monday
10:00 - 17:00 hrs
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
Public Holidays
10:00 - 17:00 hrs

valid from: 07.04.2023 - 31.10.2023
Erwachsene:
5 EUR
Reduced:
4 EUR
Children (4 to 14 years):
2 EUR
Children up to 3 years:
0 EUR
not publicly accessible

Pets not allowed

no free entrance

Smoking not allowed

Photography allowed

no sanitary facility

further information

Languages:
German
Distance to public transport:
50 Meter
Guided tours
guided tour (only) with registration
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

 

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

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