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Kyffhäuser Monument

Only a few minutes' drive from the brine spa of Bad Frankenhausen, there towers the 81-metre high Kyffhausen Monument. On a crag of the Kyffhausen mountain range stands the Kyffhausen Imperial Fortress, built in the 11th century. At the centre of the spacious monument complex are the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I on horseback and the stone figure of Barbarossa.

Here visitors will meet the knight Gerwig, Beatrix, mistress of the fortress, or lady-in-waiting Kunigunde, who conduct historic guided tours and tell the story of the two German emperors. Visitors can also discover a treasure on a virtual descent down into the deepest fortress well in the world (176 metres).


Opening hours

November to March: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
April - October: 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Closed on 24 December

Detailed information

  • Romanesque


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Guided tour without appointment
  • Café
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Language: German, English


Restricted access for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users

Disabled parking spaces in the entrance area. The Kyffhäuser Monument is largely barrier-free and accessible on the level. The viewing platform is accessible via a ramp system from the "Erfurter Tor". Thus wheelchair users can visit the museum and the viewing platform.

Some of the information on accessibility has been taken from the "See Sondershausen without Barriers" brochure. Detailed information will be provided after a renewed check has been completed.

Key to the pictograms



Contact information


99707 Kyffhäuserland OT Steinthaleben

Telephone: +49 (0) 34651 2780
Fax: +49 (0) 34651 2308

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