Sontra has about 7,500 inhabitants and is located in the heart of Hesse between Bad Herzberg and Göttingen. The town, which is over 1200 years old, is a beautiful medieval gem set in wonderful countryside with excellent hiking opportunities. Spend some extra time in the town's historic centre too.
One of the beautiful sights in Sontra is undoubtedly the church from 1488. The bell tower dates back to the 12th century. Also worth a visit is the town's beautiful Town Hall. In addition to the usual town council meetings, it also houses a courtroom and holds weddings, and the town hall has a fascinating history to tell.
The cosy town has a long tradition in various crafts and this characterises the town. Above all, much is done to maintain the many fine town facades and half-timbered houses. You can visit the interesting mill museum which still has activities. Also visit the interesting museum in the old Boyneburger Schloss, where you can learn more about farm life in the area in earlier times.
In terms of history, Sontra is very well known for the extraction of copper in the mines. Over 1200 people have worked in the mines. Visit the small mountain museum where you can get an interesting insight into the history of working in the mines. With its lovely Hessian climate, Sontra also boasts a state-recognised climatic health resort - the best in spa areas - a kind of climate therapy.
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