Nordhausen is located in central Germany – the river Zorge – approx. 20 km south of the Hartz mountains.
The city has about 44,000 inhabitants (2008), and belongs to the state of Thuringia.
Nordhausen was previously known for its tobacco industry, but associated today primarily for liquor production.
Some of the most visited tourist attractions of the city’s cathedral “Zum Heiligenstadt Kreuz” – originally a castle that was converted into a convent in 1220, Blasius church from 1234 (restored several times later), Altendorf Church “St. Maria im Tale” – originally a monastic church from 1294, the City Hall from 1610 with Roland statue outside – and the Gothic-timbered house “Finkenburg” from the 1400s.
In addition, the city theater, zoo with large reptilhus, tobacco museum, parks and recreation areas.
Bath House “Badhaus Nordhausen” is an attraction for the whole family – with indoor and outdoor pools, spa, solarium, sauna, adventure pool and café.
The nearest airport is Erfurt Airport , located 82 km south of Nordhausen.