The Pension Schoenblick in 06567 Bad Frankenhausen
welcomes you!

History and sightseeing:
The settlement of the valley goes back to the younger Stone Age. The town's foundation took place by Friedrich III of Beichlingen at the end of the 12th/beginning of the 13th century. The salt water springs have had a special importance for the town's settlements. The prime time of the salt extraction was in the 16th century.

One can visit the town fortification (13th century), the Frankenhaeuser castle with its museum of local history, the lower church (baroque), the ruins of the upper church (Gothic) with Germany's most tilted tower, the Hausmann tower, town houses (15-18th century), town hall (1834), Saint-Petri-church, panorama museum, botanic garden.

Other places to go:
Kyffhäuser monument: Emperor Barbarossa and old castle buildings with a 116 meter deep well. The damm lake Kelbra. The Königspfalz Tilleda, the center of the German millstone production; huge orchards. The Barbarossa cave, biggest plaster cave in Europe. The gliding field, open from April till October on weekends and holidays. There are 8 sailplanes, one motorglider, 2 double drum windlass, as well as one tug plane "Wilga" at your disposal. The club offers different sailing classes, sailplane training.

The monastery tower Göllingen

The monastery tower Göllingen, a Romanesque tower with a triple aisled basilica, and a Romanesque crypt. During the 10th century a Benedictine monastery was founded there. Göllingen is situated at a 15 min. drive. Guided tours (1 hr) are possible with appointment).

Arensburg Seega, former king's castle, first mentioned in 1116. Remaining are the cellars and a Romanesque arch. Seega is located at an approx. 15 min. drive. The castle lies further uptown, near the health center, where you will find a deer park.

Arensburg Seega

Rothenburg, a castle ruin from the 12th century (medieval castle). Remaining are the wall rests of the old castle gate, the chapel and palas. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Bismarck-tower was built next to the castle ruins. The Rothenburg is situated 3 kms from the Kyffhaeuser-monument and is always open. Heldrungen with its nicely renovated castle built in water. The TV-tower ("Fernsehturm") or to Udersleben.

Or how about hiking?

Starting point: Bad Frankenhausen or Kelbra. Length: approx. 15 kms = about 4 hours of walking. A hiking trail with the marks of a "blue cross" leads through the Kyffhaeuser mountains. The trail goes through the national parc Wilhelmsstieg, to the Kyffhaeuser castle. Gradually, the Kyffhaeuser almost became a national place of pilgrimage. The castle is a good place to go in the lower Harz Mountains as one can learn a lot on the Middle Ages, and in addition, have this wonderful view over the "golden meadow". There is the possibility of returning to the starting point by bus.


Klosterturm Göllingen
Photo: H. Kolbe

Largest "Bodenbild" (soil picture) in Europe
Soil pictures at the Kyffhaeuser on itself for some time make attentive. To the football world cup 2006 in Germany there is a completely special picture.


Day trips
Model railway Wiehe. Weimar. Erfurt. Nordhausen. Harz Mountains. Sangershausen. Winzerreg. Freyburg. Sondershausen

Kyffhaeuser mountains run (April). Lilac celebration with election of the lilac queen (May). Swimming gala at the salt water outdoor pool (July). Summer celebration (July). Aviation party at the gliding field Udersleben (August). Historial farmers' market (September). Hangglider party at the gliding field Udersleben (October). Christmas market (December). Traditional ice-swim at the salt water outdoor pool (December)

Everywhere one goes, one finds evidence of old and young history. Start out on a discovery or an educational trip through Kyffhaeuser or Harz Mountains or the Golden Meadow, just as you wish. We'll help you with recommendations.

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