Sondershausen is a town in Thuringia, Germany, capital of the Kyffhäuserkreis district, situated about 50 km north of Erfurt. On 1 December 2007, the former municipality Schernberg was incorporated by Sondershausen.
Sondershausen is situated in North Thuringia and lies in low mountain range between Hainleite (in the north) and Windleite (in the south). The highest mountain is the Frauenberg to the west of the town. A little river called Wipper flows through Sondershausen. Around the town there are mixed forests (especially with beech trees).
In the Sondershausen Palace there is a large museum with three different exhibit areas. Special exhibits are the Golden Coach, the only of its kind in Germany, and the legendary Püstrich.
There are possible special guided tours of demonstrationdepot, cellar, tower and park of the castle, too.
Under the city there is a mine to visit.
To visit is a Jewish bath from the 14th Century since 1999 under the gallery on the Schlossberg.
Sondershausen Palace, with natural history and antiquarian collections. Adapted as Palace in Renaissance times, it was later expanded in Baroque forms (1764–1771). Especially noteworthy are the "Blue Hall" and the gardens.
The Old Princes' Palace (1721–1725), a residence of the princes from 1835 to 1851. It currently houses the district administration office of the Kyffhäuserkreis.
The Octagonal House
"Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Sondershausen" building I. (a grammar school)
theatre "Haus der Kunst" (translated: "house of art")
Rathaus (city hall)
Gottschalcksches Haus (House of Gottschalck)
The Baroque Trinitatiskirche, a Lutheran church, with the mausoleum (1892) of the reigning princes.
Crucis Church, the oldest building of Sondershausen.
St. Matthias Church, the historicist construction is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the region
St. Petri Church in Jechaburg
St. Georg Church in Bebra
St. Viti Church in Berka
St. Bonifatius Church in Großfurra
St. JohannisChurch in Oberspier
Church of Großberndten
Church St. Mauritii in Himmelsberg
Church Gloria Deo in Hohenebra
Church of Immenrode
Church St. Johannes in Kleinberndten
St. Crucis Church in Schernberg
Church of Thalebra
St. Elisabeth Church (catholic)
Sons and daughters of the city
Joachim Manard (Manhard, Manardt) (1564–1637), chronicler of the town
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