You’ll soon come to appreciate Suhl’s mechanical bent when you learn all about its industrial background. The town is famous for anything from sporting guns to motor vehicles and porcelain. This does not in any way take away from its dazzling medieval history evident in its castles and cathedrals.
Make your way along the old main street known as the Steinweg to fully admire the impressive buildings lined up in style. Sporting Rococo façades and preserved to impeccable standards, most of them have their own tales to tell.
At the end of this walk you’ll reach the Holy Cross Church (Kreuzkirche) with its splendid façade and fine Baroque interiors. Right next to it is the Kreuzkapelle.
The Suhl Market Square is where you’re likely spend a lot of time browsing the local attractions and cultural scene. The St. Mary’s Church here is well worth visiting for its interesting interiors. Bang in the middle of the market square is a fountain sporting the town’s emblem, the Armour of Suhl.
A visit to the erstwhile Town Hall dating back to the 17th century will reap you rich rewards. You will find it in the district of Heinrichs famous for its splendid half-timbered houses. The Town Hall building itself is said to be the finest of its kind in all Thuringia and is deservedly, a protected historic monument.
A handful of museums dot the town of Suhl and serve extremely well to show case its glorious achievements and local history. The Kloster Vessra Agricultural Museum housed in a building dating back to the 12th century. The complex includes a collection of authentic peasant homes as it used to be in the 17th century.
Equally interesting would be a visit to the Toy Museum in Sonneberg for its wonderful collection of toys and dolls. You really should squeeze in the time for the Arms Museum which is to be found in the marvelous old Malzhaus on the Herrenteich.
All in all, I’m sure you will enjoy your time here in this little town.