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Arnstadt is a town in Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany, situated on the Gera (Gera vacation rentals | Gera travel guide) River. It is one of the oldest towns in Thuringia and is nicknamed Das Tor zum Thüringer Wald, The Gate to the Thuringian Forest.

Arnstadt is a town in Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany, situated on the Gera (Gera vacation rentals | Gera travel guide) River. It is one of the oldest towns in Thuringia and is nicknamed Das Tor zum Thüringer Wald, The Gate to the Thuringian Forest.

Modern Arnstadt has a population of approximately 25,000. It is a manufacturing center with glassworks and foundries, a solar panel production plant as well as glove-manufacturing and wood-finishing businesses. Manganese is one of the ores mined in the vicinity.

The town hosts an annual high jump meet – Hochsprung mit Musik – which attracts some of the world's foremost high jumpers. Kajsa Bergqvist set a world record in Arnstadt's Sporthalle am Jahn-sportpark in 2006.

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More about the History of Arnstadt

In the 14th century Arnstadt was ruled by the counts of Schwarzburg and later became a capital of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. The composer Johann Sebastian Bach, whose family lived for generations in the vicinity of Arnstadt, began his musical career in the city. Most Bach scholars believe his well-known "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" was written here between 1703 and 1709.

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Arnstadt is a town in Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany, situated on the Gera River. It is one of the oldest towns in Thuringia and is nicknamed Das Tor zum Thüringer Wald, The Gate to the Thuringian Forest.

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