Town Fortification

Erfurt, Weimar & Thuringia

One of the best places to admire the beauty of Mühlhausen's Altstadt is from the 370m section of the town fortification accessible through Inneres Frauentor. The original 12th-century fortification ran for 2.8km around the town, of which a remarkable 2km remain today. Plan the remainder of your city tour from the viewing platform in the Rabenturm (Raven’s Tower).

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