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Sondershausen is a town in Thuringiamarker, Germanymarker, capital of the Kyffhäuserkreismarker district, situated about 50 km north of Erfurtmarker. On 1 December 2007, the former municipality Schernbergmarker was incorporated by Sondershausen.

Until 1918 it was part of the principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

Main sights

  • Sondershausen Castle, with natural history and antiquarian collections. Adapted as Palace in Renaissance times, it was later expanded in Baroque forms (1764-1771). Especially noteworthy are the "Blue Hall" and the gardens.
  • The Old Princes' Palace (1721-1725), a residence of the princes from 1835 to 1851. It currently houses the district administration office of the Kyffhäuserkreis.
  • The Baroque Trinitatiskirche, a Lutheran church, with the mausoleum (1892) of the reigning princes.

Sons and daughters of the city

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