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Top Choice Palace in Schmalkalden

Schloss Wilhelmsburg

Overlooking Schmalkalden, the late-Renaissance Schloss Wilhelmsburg was built between 1585 and 1590 by Landgrave Wilhelm IV of Hessen as a hunting lodge and summer residence. Since then, it has largely kept its orig…
German in Schmalkalden

Maykel’s

Maykel's is a relaxed pub-restaurant with good salads, pasta, Flammkuchen (Alsatian 'pizza') and meat-based mains such as Zwiebelrostbraten (steak with fried onions and gravy). Good weather sees tables spread out on…
Museum in Schmalkalden

Viba Nougat Welt

Viba has been seducing sweet-toothed Germans with their range of nougats and chocolates for over a century. Here at their luridly-pink factory and visitor centre, you can observe the manual production process, gorge…