The City of Bells and Knitwear

First mentioned in writing in the year 1119, the city developed into a manufacturing and trading hub during the 18th century, in particular with its renowned bell foundry and flourishing textile industry. Even today, knitwear made in Apolda is synonymous with fashion and quality.

More than 20,000 bells from Apolda all around the world, including the large bell of the Cologne Cathedral, stand for the skilled craftsmanship of the past bell founders. Nowadays, numerous public buildings, mansions and bourgeois houses lend the city a unique flair of Gründerzeit and Art Nouveau.

Tourist-Information Apolda
Markt 1
99510 Apolda

Telefon: +49 (0) 3644 - 65 01 00
Telefax: +49 (0) 3644 - 65 05 18


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