Suhl, the largest town in Southern Thuringia, is the business and administrative centre for the district.
It owes its reputation as a "Town of Arms" to the traditional crafts with which everything started in Suhl. Together with the historic mining industry, there were 22 gunsmiths and engravers. Today, the history of hunting and sports guns is presented in the Weapons Museum. The Motor Vehicle Museum in the Congress Centre Suhl (CCS) also attracts many lovers of vintage cars to the town.
In the CCS, visitors will find Tourist Information, various restaurants, the Ottilien Baths and modern conference and event facilities.
Thanks to its position on the south-west slopes of the Thuringian Forest, Suhl also has a lot to offer nature lovers. 300 kilometres of hiking trails wind around the town's green surroundings and through the Thuringian Forest and include the legendary Rennsteig. In the winter, there are many kilometres of prepared ski hiking and cross-country routes awaiting skiing enthusiasts in Suhl and its environs.