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Gotha Travel Guide

Ducal palace, Gotha (© Rena Marijn - Fotolia.com)
Ducal palace, Gotha.

Introduction

An attractive historic town, Gotha was the capital of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha from 1640, the the co-capital of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha from 1826 to 1918.

The main sight is the grand, monumental Schloss Friedenstein, the former ducal palace. Erected between 1643 and 1655, it is Germany's oldest baroque palace and houses the oldest surviving baroque theatre in the world.

Innungshalle on the Hauptmarkt, Gotha (photo by muelli24 at de.wikipedia - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation)
Innungshalle on the Hauptmarkt, Gotha.

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