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St. Mary's Church, Müntzer Memorial

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St Mary's Church, built in the 14th century, is Thuringia's second largest hall church after Erfurt Cathedral and has always played a major role in Mühlhausen's history. It was the preferred burial site for the town's most prominent citizens. The Princes' Diet was held here and in 1525, Thomas Müntzer, the radical reformer, preached here. It was in St Mary's Church that the young Johann Sebastian Bach’s Ratswahlkantate (cantata for the election of the town councillors) was heard for the first time.
An exhibition of numerous works of art from the inventory of the Weimar Classic Foundation recalls the church's role as a medieval religious venue.

The new exhibition of medieval art from Thuringia, entitled "Of Unicorns and Dragon Slayers", opens here on 13 November 2018.

Opening hours

Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

April to October: guided tour of the tower at 2 p.m. on Mondays

Detailed information

  • Gothic

Detailed information

  • Gothic


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German


Restricted access for wheelchair users Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons

Step at main entrance (9.5 cm). Ramp in church interior (3 metres long, 1.10 metres wide, 11%). Level access through a side entrance (bell at main entrance). Ramp (3 metres long, 1.10 metres wide, 7%) to church interior. Another ramp inside (1.70 metres long, 1.10 metres wide, 8.5%). Stairs to exhibition in tower. Last third of tower ascent via narrow historic spiral staircase, as part of guided tour. Guide dogs permitted. Information available in Braille.

Info on WC: accessibility at right = 90 cm, left = 82 cm.

Key to the pictograms



Contact information

Mühlhäuser Museen

Bei der Marienkirche
99974 Mühlhausen

Telephone: +49 (0) 3601 85660
Fax: +49 (0) 3601 856626

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