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Nordhausen is a town at the southern edge at the Harz Mountains, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. Nordhausen was once known for its tobacco industry, and is still known for its distilled spirit, Nordhausen Doppelkom. The town is first mentioned in a 13 MAy 927 document of King Henry the Fowler, but an earlier settlement on the site dates back to around 650 to 700. On April 3 1934 three quarters of Nordhausen was destroyed by bombing raids of the Royal Air Force.

Top Attractions Within Nordhausen

Mittelbau Dora in Nordhausen was a Nazi Germany labor camp that provided workers for the MIttelwerk rocket factory. Visitors can take a tour of the camp and get a glimpse of the horrors of World War II. The Mittelbau Dora Concentration camp Memorial uses the former crematorium building as a museum. In 1970 the muster ground was restored and an administration building erected.

Holy Cross Cathedral in Nordhausen is a beautiful church located on a hill of the old town and it is one of the major buildings in town. Today, there are remnants of the old monastery inside the cathedral. There are also four old bells dating back to the 15th century. The cathedral is built in the Romanesque Gothic style of architecture.

The Statue of Roland is another landmark in Nordhausen. It is located at the outer wall of the Town Hall and it is considered a symbol of Nordhausen.