Get to Mühlhausen via Fulda and Eisenach (connected to the ICE/IC-network in Germany) and further via Gotha and Bad Langensalza with regional trains. Travel time from Eisenach is around 1 hour. In Mühlhausen walk 20 minutes or take the bus, line 2.
Motorway A4 from Bad Hersfeld to Gotha (or from Dresden to Gotha), take the exit no. 39 'Eisenach' and follow the B19 in 'Bad Salzungen' direction. Later follow the signposts to 'Mühlhausen/Bad Langensalza/Mihla', and in Mühlhausen the signposts to the city center. There are a lot of parking places.
At the Mühlhausen railway station take the bus, line 2, heading to Schwanenteich and leave it at the 'Untermarkt' stop. From here walk just 5 minutes.
Take the tram, line 4, at the Erfurt-Weimar airport to Erfurt main station. Here change to a regional train to Mühlhausen. The travel time from the airport to Mühlhausen is approx. 1.5 hours.
Mühlhausen in Thuringia – the city of gates and churches – is showing 56 steeples and towers in its almost complete town fortification from the Mid Ages, furthermore eleven churches from the medieval eras.
The town is located nearly exactly at the geographic midpoint of Germany. The history of Mühlhausen goes back to the 10th century, but the town fortification was established around 1200, and this was the beginning of Mühlhausen's heyday. Between 1945 and 1990 Thuringia and hence Mühlhausen as well was a part of the Soviet occupation zone and later the GDR (German Democratic Republic – Eastern Germany).
The Divi Blasii Church (Church of St. Blasius) was one of the places where the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach worked (as an organist in 1708 and 1709). This church was built in gothic style in the late 13th century by the German Order (Deutscher Orden).
The historic city center shows many half-timbered houses, mostly in Renaissance style. The town fortification offers fantastic views from the upper side of the wall (parapet walk) and/or the watchtowers. The 'Frauentor' (Women's Gate) is in a very good condition. It was a part of the town fortification and was used for welcoming high dignitaries like dukes, kings or the German emperor.
The visitors can book guided tours through the historic city center of Mühlhausen. Different topics are available for these guided tours, and there are special offers for groups. Besides the generally guided tours, topics could be for instance 'In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach' or 'Mühlhausen and the reformation' or 'Jewish life in Mühlhausen'.
Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Ratsstraße 20, 99974 Mühlhausen, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany
The 'Thüringentherme' is a fun bath with many attractions, such as artificial waves, water slides or spring boards. Additionally there is a large spa and wellness area with six different saunas and steam baths as well as many special offers for well-being (beauty treatments, massage, etc. There are special offers like a sightseeing tour in Mühlhausen and afterwards a visit in the Thüringentherme.
The Hainich National Park (formerly a military training area, nowadays part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage) isn't far away from Mühlhausen, and it's a hikers' Eldorado, so to speak. 18 different hiking tracks are available, giving an insight to the primeval forest in the midst of Germany. A very special attraction is the Canopy Walkway. 10 different tree species and many different structures can be explored by the walk on the top of the trees. Amazing!
Thuringian potato dumplings with apple red cabbage, Thuringian Rostbratwurst: There are many culinary specialities originating in the area. The Thuringian beers are the oldest in Germany. The Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei is one of the oldest black beer breweries in Germany. The Mühlhausen plum butter is a speciality originating directly in the town itself. The original recipe was established more than 100 years ago (in 1908), and still today this recipe is the basis for the production.