It seems like every small town in Germany has a town wall and a town gate, and Sömmerda is no different. Their town gate and wall was built in the 14th century.
What is left of the entire wall is about 1.3 kilometers long and 4 meters high (and nearly a meter thick). The wall is in pretty good condition, which makes it a must see if you come to this area.
Need a stiff drink? Well, you probably aren’t going to be able to find one in Martini Park. If you weren’t ready for one before you visit this area of green in the city, you are going to want one after saying the name over and over and wondering how it got its name.
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The churches in Sömmerda aren’t anything to write home about. If you are going to send postcards, write about the “King of Leubingen.” He is a skeleton dating back to 2000 B.C. that was found buried under a 60 foot wide hill of stones.
One neighborhood to visit is the Gartenbergsiedlung, which is in the northern part of the city. Not only is the area really green and beautiful, but the gardens are amazing. This was a planned area, so the way that it is laid out is supposed to be a model for newer developments and cities.
When should you come to Sömmerda? The best time is during one of the traditional festivals. Spring brings the Spring Festival. The Park Fest and City Festival are a week long celebration in June.
The Sömmerdaer Culture days are also interesting, but the event to visit is the Sömmerdaer Rafting in the Unstrut water canal. This local event takes place in Septembers and is known throughout the region (and province) for being a good time (especially if you participate).