Palace Wilhelmsburg in Schmalkalden / copyright S. Buehner
Palace Wilhelmsburg

Romantic angles, narrow little alleys, lovingly restored half-timbered houses and stone bowers, the city church St. Georg and the Palace Wilhelmsburg: In Schmalkalden, art of construction, atmosphere and history all meet. He who visits the former Hesse city sets foot on historical ground on which, above all, the events of the 16th century – the time of Martin Luther – left their marks.




In the erstwhile lobby of today’s Hessenhof, located on the ground level, scenes from the Iwein-Epos of Hartmann von Aue were painted in (...)

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Town hall

With the foundation of the Federation of Schmalkalden in 1530, the town hall of Schmalkalden gains centre stage of European History. Under the (...)

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Schloss Wilhelmsburg

Under Wilhelm IV. , the palace of Wilhelmsburg was built as a secondary residence of the Hesse landgraves from 1585- 1590. The palace is considered to (...)

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Stadtkirche St. Georg mit Lutherstube (City Church with Luther chamber)

The church in the centre of the late medieval, heritage-protected old town is place of church service, silence, worship and one of the most beautiful late (...)

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