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Schloss Friedenstein

This horseshoe-shaped palace, surviving in exemplary condition as the largest early baroque palace in Germany, is a lavish, creaky-floored delight. Much of it comprises the Schlossmuseum (Palace Museum), a glorious …
Museum in Gotha

Herzogliches Museum

The handsome neo-Renaissance building to the south of the Schloss Friedenstein now houses many of the artistic and historical treasures amassed by the Dukes of Saxe-Gotha over the centuries. You'll find scant compet…
Performing Arts in Gotha

Ekhof Festival

This popular festival re-animates the private theatre built for the Dukes of Saxe-Gotha in their monumental baroque Schloss Friedenstein. For two months in summer the public gets the chance to test its acoustics dur…
Historic Building in Gotha

Rathaus

Hauptmarkt is dominated by the picturesque Rathaus, with its colourful Renaissance facade and 35m-tall tower. It started out as a storage house in 1567, later served as ducal pad of Ernst I while Schloss Friedenstei…