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Historic half-timbered town hall

Short facts

  • Melsungen

Free-standing historic town hall with a Bartenwetzer figure

The historic town hall with a Bartenwetzer figure was built in 1562/68 after it was destroyed by a major fire and is now one of the most beautiful half-timbered town halls in Germany.

Freely on all sides, with a height of 29 meters and with three projecting storeys and its polygonal corner turrets, it dominates the Melsung market square. The building is crowned by its central tower, in which the figure of Melsung's landmark - the "Bartenwetzer" - is shown every day at 12 noon and 6 p.m.

In 1928 the old half-timbered structure and the Ratskeller, which had been buried up until then, were exposed again. Today the town hall is the seat of the city administration.

Kultur- & Tourist-Info Melsungen

Am Markt 1

34212 Melsungen


Phone: +49 5661 / 708 200


Website: www.melsunger-land.de

General information

Unfortunately, the town hall can only be viewed from the outside. On some city tours you can visit the meeting room.
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for individual guests
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet

Saturday, Sunday, Closed all holidays

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More info

Das Rathaus kann leider nur von außen besichtigt werden. Bei manchen Stadtführungen kann man den Sitzungssaal besichtigen.

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