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Königsee Overview

Königsee is a town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Ilmenau, and 35 km south of Erfurt (Erfurt vacation rentals | Erfurt travel guide).

Königsee the town should not be confused with the lake by the same name in Bavaria.

Königsee lies at an altitude of 377 m above sea level, in a side of Schwarzatal, on the northeast slope of the Thuringian Forest. Here too is the geological dividing line between the south and Zechsteingürtel the red sandstone in the north. The north part of Königsee is extremely steep and almost entirely forested. Koenigsee Stadtwald belongs partly to the conservation area Rinne, Rottenbachtal and is an essential part of the federal Paulinzella sandstone country, which is the catchment area of the valley gutter of Ilmtal separates. Königsee lies in the valley of the gutter.

Things to See in Königsee

The City Council of Königssee is situated directly on the B88 (which at this point an arc close to the town hall to do). In the foyer is the clock tower of Town Hall which was built by an unknown person. The piece from the Baroque era consists of a hand-rack frame, a Stundenrad brass rollers and drums made of wood.

Koenigsee Stadtkirche was built in the Gothic style. The present building was built in five years of construction was inaugurated in 1871 after the previous church had become dilapidated.

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More about the History of Königsee

The place was first Königsee 1198 as Kunegesse mentioned. The town received privileges by Günther XXXII. Königsee had an intensive mining operation, and iron, silver, copper and lead removed. In the Thirty Years' War Königsee had been looted and burned down. With the general economic development of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and the prohibition of Olitätenhandels came in the 19th Century to an economic decline and increased emigration to America. The city then expanded to the shoe leather and tool industry. The Koenigsee part of the VEB MLW Medizintechnik Suhl was a major manufacturer of surgical instruments.

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Königsee is a town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Ilmenau, and 35 km south of Erfurt.

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