Hotels in Arnstadt

Arnstadt Details

If you happen to hear the sweet strains of Bach music drifting through the windows of your Arnstadt hotel, you might send a silent thank you to The composer started his career in Arnstadt, and many believe he wrote Toccata and Fugue in D Minor in the city. The monument of the Church of J.S. Bach is just one way that the town remembers their favorite musician.Sitting on the Gera River, Arnstadt is one of the oldest towns in this part of Germany. It sits at the entry to the Thuringian Forest, and so has been nicknamed Das Tor zum Thuringer Wald – The Gate to the Thuringian Forest. The town has a beautifully maintained historic center, referred to simply as the Old City. The area is a pedestrian only zone, making it quite pleasant and safe to maneuver with children or just at your own, leisurely place. Look for the Church of Our Lady, which dates to the 13th century, and the town’s historic palace that was built in the 18th century.