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Overview Gotha’s sights

"Maria Magdalenae” hospital

The former Mariae Magdalenae hospital is hidden behind a beautiful Baroque portal. Saint Elisabeth personally had a facility built here to care for...

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Hospital "Maria Magdalenae" © Archiv KulTourStadt J.Schröter

Buttermarkt

As the name suggests, the Buttermarkt used to be a trading place for dairy products and meat. Today the small, gorgeous square is lined with cafés and...

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Buttermarkt Gotha ©J. Schröter

Friedenstein Palace

Friedenstein Palace towers over the city with its differently shaped corner towers as a landmark that can be seen from afar. Ernest the Pious laid the...

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Schloss Friedenstein Gotha © Archiv SSFG L.Ebhardt

Friedenstein Palace - Ekhof Theatre

The fact that Gotha’s dukes staged their Friedenstein Palace as a pre-eminent centre of artistic endeavour is not just made clear by their passion for...

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Ekhof-Theater ©SSFG Olaf Ittershagen

Friedenstein Palace - Museum of Nature

Gotha’s dukes didn’t just have a sense and taste for art objects but also fostered a keen interest in researching natural history. Parts of the large...

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Museum der Natur ©SSFG A.Leeder

Friedenstein Palace - Palace museum

The palace museum in the north and west wing mainly displays the unchanged chambers of the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha as...

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Schlossmuseum ©SSFG N.Pleil

Friedrichsthal Palace

On the way from the train station to the city centre, the road divides the grand Baroque ensemble of the Friedrichsthal Palace and the orangery...

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Schloss Friedrichsthal Gotha Archiv KulTourStadt ©J. Schröter

Guild Hall

This stately building on the Unterer Hauptmarkt on the corner of Marktstraße has seen some turbulent times. The foundation stone was already laid in...

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Innungshalle © Archiv KulTourStadt J.Schröter

Gustav Freytag memorial

The writer and cultural historian Gustav Freytag lived in Gotha’s Siebleben district today for many years and wrote many of his most important works...

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Gustav-Freytag-Gedenkstätte ©Freunde d. Heimatgeschichte Siebleben e.V.