If you are a canine-lover, you’ll be plenty entertained during your visit to what was the wealthiest town in the region at the end of the 19th century.
The Doberman Pinscher dog breed originated in Apolda and the town has built a monument dedicated to this renowned breed of canines.
Make your first stop at the market square where you’ll first visit the beautiful Town Hall. This structure will definitely be worth the visit due to its Renaissance style and design.
Next, stroll over to the Apolda Castle which was built in the 16th and 17th century. The architecture and interiors of the castle are absolutely stunning!
After the castle, it’ll definitely be worth your time to visit the Railway viaduct which was built in approximately 1845.
You won’t want to miss the Zimmermann factory building which was built in approximately 1880. Christian Zimmermann who lived from 1759 to 1842 put Apolda on the map for the hosiery and cloth industries by creating the hosiery and cloth manufacturer.
Seeing as Apolda is widely-recognized for its beautiful bells, you can’t afford to miss the bell museum. It’s important to note that the largest free-hanging bell in the world, the Decke Pitter of Cologne Cathedral, was constructed right here in Apolda! :-)
A church you’ll want to make sure to see is St. Martin’s Church, built in 1119. The church has gorgeous interiors and architecture with fantastic details in Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque style.
If you’re interested in learning more about Germany’s history, make a visit to the Museum of East German History where you’ll be able to gain in-depth insight into this part of German history.
Don’t forget to pick up some knitwear as a souvenir. Apolda is known for it’s beautiful knitwear and you’ll want something to show your friends at home from your trip to this quaint German town. Maybe even pick up one or two knitwear pieces for your family or friends, too!
As your day comes to a close, take a stroll along one of the promenades in the market square. Apolda has many beautiful promenades which will make you feel as though you are walking through this beautiful German town centuries ago!