Located on the sunny side of the Thuringian Forest, the lovingly restored half-timbered town—today a university town—is a travel destination for history buffs, art lovers, and nature lovers. The old town center of Schmalkalden is a valuable testimony to Central European urban planning, a historically grown world of experience with more than 1000 years of building, urban and cultural history.
You will discover small, dreamy squares and alleys, half-timbered houses, and stone kemenaten. but also authentic sites of the Reformation, such as the late Gothic hall church of St. Georg, the Lutherhaus, and the Hessenhof. Wilhelmsburg Castle—a pearl of Renaissance architecture—towers imposingly over the picturesque old town. Anyone who has ever been to Schmalkalden is impressed.