|Coordinates: 50°53′31″N 10°22′0″E / 50.89194°N 10.36667°ECoordinates: 50°53′31″N 10°22′0″E / 50.89194°N 10.36667°E|
|• Mayor||Mario Henning (CDU)|
|• Metro||38.51 km2 (14.87 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||WAK, SLZ|
Ruhla is a town situated in the forest of Thuringia in the district of Wartburgkreis in Germany, immediately next to the Rennsteig. Thal and Kittelsthal are parts of the town. It lies on Carl-Gareis-Straße 16.
Culture and sights
Church of St. Concordia
The church was built in 1660-61 and has never been changed since then. It is one of about eight angle churches in Germany and is considered to be among the two "real" angle churches, i.e. it was originally built as an angle church whereas the other churches only became angle churches after some reconstruction. The church consists of two wings that are situated at a right angle. Where the two wings meet there is the spire and the altar space from where both wings can be overlooked. Since Ruhla was largely spared from destruction during World War I and II, St Concordia was not affected either. Hence it is the only angle church that has been conserved unaltered and in its original state since its first construction.
- Church of St. Concordia (Information available in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ruhla". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 822.
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