Top things to do in Kyffhäuser Mountains

Monument in Kyffhäuser Mountains

Kyffhäuser Denkmal

The Kyffhäuser mountains were once home to one of Germany’s largest castles, the Reichsburg, built in the 12th century by Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa (who, according to legend, lies in eternal sleep in the belly of…
Museum in Kyffhäuser Mountains

Panorama Museum

This museum of visual arts sits just above Bad Frankenhausen, on the site where thousands died during the 1525 Peasants’ War. One literally unmissable piece, playfully named Frühbürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland…
Cave in Kyffhäuser Mountains

Barbarossahöhle

Accidentally uncovered by copper-shale miners in 1865, this anhydrite cave is one of the largest of its type in Europe. Fifty-minute tours through the 13,000-sq-metre cavern are conducted hourly, taking in shimmerin…