Gotha

The Palace "Schloss Friedenstein" in Gotha / (c) Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha
Palace "Schloss Friedenstein"

The former capital of the duchy Saxony-Gotha offers numerous historical buildings and monuments. Gotha was first referred to in documents as "villa gotaha", in a certificate of Karl der Große (Charlemagne) in the year 775. The dominating building is the imposing Schloss Friedenstein – the biggest German early Baroque palace complex from the 17th century. Especially worth mentioning is the ensemble of the citizens’ houses around the main market, the historical town hall, the orangery and the English Garden. Martin Luther visited Gotha several times, and here he dictated his first testament.

Attractions:

Augustinerkloster and Myconius-Haus

The Augustinerkloster (Augustinian monastery) Gotha is the oldest house of Augustinian friars in Thuringia and looks back on a turbulent history of 750 years. (...)

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Schloss Friedenstein

Schloss (Palace) Friedenstein, built in the 17th century, is one of the most important palace complexes in Thuringia as to the art and cultural history. (...)

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