Bike Touring Highlight
Arnstadt is the oldest town in Thuringia. Strolling through the old streets, you can walk in the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach and discover some historic buildings. For example, there are some historical monuments on the market square, such as the town hall. Also worth seeing is the Neideck tower. It is the remnant of a magnificent moated castle and can be climbed. From the top you have a great view over the whole city.
Opening times Neideck Tower:
Monday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Friday from 9 to 12 o'clock
September 13, 2019
With the first written mention in 704 Arnstadt is the city in Thuringia, which has the oldest evidence of its existence and one of the oldest cities in Germany outside the Roman settlement areas. Until the 18th century Arnstadt was a residence of the Counts of Schwarzburg. From Arnstadt the first documented mention of the Thuringian Bratwurst (1404) and the German wheat beer outside of Bavaria (1617). Arnstadt is one of five Thuringian Bach Cities: Johann Sebastian Bach had his first employment as organist at the new church (1703-1707). As early as the 17th century, numerous ancestors of Bach, also called "Bache", were court, council or church musicians (Wikipedia).
August 23, 2019
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