Arnstadt

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  • Johanna

    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

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Mapf

    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).

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    • August 23, 2019

  • det801

    Arnstadt is a district town in the middle of Thuringia and is located on the Gera, about 20 kilometers south of the state capital of Erfurt.

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Booti

    Interesting old town with many historic buildings! e.g. the Bach church

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    • October 27, 2019

  • Wusel47

    Bread from the baker's nail

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    • June 10, 2020

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Location: Arnstadt, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany

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