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Half-timbered houses in Mühlhausen

Mühlhausen's town centre is still dominated by half-timbered houses today. The oldest surviving half-timbered houses date from the 16th century. As a result, Mühlhausen belongs to the regional section of the German Half-Timbered Route, running from the Harz region to the Thuringian Forest. Since 1990, plastering has been removed from many houses to reveal the half-timbered structure.
During the tour, special features and decorations will be pointed out on selected houses and the symbolism of certain half-timbered elements and the method of half-timbering will be explained. A method frequently found in Mühlhausen is the "Thüringer Leiter" - Thuringian Ladder. Special terms, such as St. Andrew's Cross, Wild Mann, "Kantiger Zopf" or "Taustab", will be explained during the tour.

Detailed information

  • Languages: German
  • Participants: can be booked for parties of 10-25 people
  • Dates: all the year round, can be booked by prior appointment
  • Meeting point: Tourist Information, Ratsstrasse 20 or meeting point of your choice


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German



Contact information

Tourist Information

Ratsstraße 20
99974 Mühlhausen

Telephone: +49 (0) 3601- 40 47 70
Fax: +49 (0) 3601- 40 47 711

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