Ruhla

Ruhla

The "Ruhl", as it is lovingly called by its inhabitants, meanders along a narrow valley. Thus, the people from Ruhla have built their houses up the high mountain slopes. For centuries the little river marked likewise an inner city border – for until 1921, Ruhla was separated into two city parts, one of Gotha, one of Eisenach, due to the affiliation to two dukedoms. Its separation climaxed with a clerical dispute of 1658 – which finally lead to the construction of the angle church St. Concordia.

The old mountain town Ruhla developed from an industrial and clock town to a place full of charm and flair with diverse touristic and cultural offers. Historical customs are fostered as well as the cheerfulness during numerous festivities. With a little luck, one can meet in the city region the legendary “Ruhlaer Schmied” (Smith of Ruhla), the Mountain Spirit of Ruhla, called “Wuwwerbözer” or Santa Claus – who is known personally to every child around here.

Further Informations: www.ruhla.de
And about the Lux-Festival: www.lux-festspiele.de

Attractions:

Winkelkirche St. Concordia

As one of the few angle churches in Germany, St. Concordia fascinates with its special architectural design. Like a swallow’s nest it was erected on a (...)

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Trinitatiskirche (Trinitatis church)

In place of today’s St. Trinitatis-Kirche there was the church of that part of town which belonged to Ruhla. It was the object (...)

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mini a thür (a pun:miniature)

The miniature park, mini-a-thür, is unique in Thuringia. Embedded in wonderful scenery, the elaborately designed park invites to admire the minutely detailed models of the most 

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