Nordhausen - the more than thousand-year-old town is the economic and cultural centre of northern Thuringia and Thuringia's gateway to the Harz mountains. The beautiful surroundings and the wide range of leisure activities, as well as the diversity of art and culture, give the town a special charm.
If you stroll through Nordhausen with an open mind, you will encounter witnesses of a unique history everywhere. Tobacco and distilleries have made the town famous. At the Echter Nordhausen Traditional Distillery you can learn about and enjoy the history and technology of distilling grain.
While museums bring the town's history, the art of distilling and industrial history back to life, the jazz festival, the 'Rolandsfest' as the region's largest folk festival and lots of cabaret worth experiencing invite you to enjoy a happy get-together. The Nordhausen Theatre is well known beyond the region and, like the Meyenburg House of Art, attracts guests from near and far.
A special attraction are the Harz Narrow-gauge Railways with their steaming locomotives, which begin their winding journey in Nordhausen into the Harz Mountains all the way to the legendary Mount Brocken.
Fun, adventure and adventure are also on offer in Nordhausen. Experience the wonderful view over the town on the Petersberg climbing tower as well as on a sightseeing flight over the town. Dive into the depths of "Nordhusia" in the Nordhausen gravel pit lakes or enjoy the special features of our southern Harz Mountains karst landscape while hiking, mountain biking or running.