Wiehe, a small city in the eastern part of the Kyffhäuser district on the border to Saxony-Anhalt, boasts a scenic setting and a very interesting history. Situated on the slopes of Hoher Schrecke and Finne, Wiehe offers many different ways to relax and to discover the area's treasures on foot or by bike.
You can visit the world's largest year-round model railway. The slogan "KULTUR MIT PFIFF" (culture with flair) applies to other attractions too.
The Ranke city is home to the Ranke Museum, which features exhibitions over the life and work of the Wiehe native and renowned historian Leopold von Ranke and his brothers. The museum can be visited by appointment.
The small local museum "Alte Schule" near the market square shows an historic classroom with folding benches, blackboards, a harmonium, schoolbooks, photos, school history, etc. Also on display are objects from local coopers, shoemakers, harmonium builders, tailors, farmers, doctors and the post office. Other items on exhibit come from potassium mining, breweries, music schools and old and new finds (glass fragments, bones).
Wiehe is in the eastern part of the Kyffhäuser district on the border to Saxony-Anhalt
From the east, between Donndorf and Rastenberg on the L1215 and from the south, between Rastenberg and Roßleben on the L1217
Ranke Museum no opening times; only by appointment
Model railway, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Model railway: Adults 10. €, Children 5.50 €, Retirees 9. €
Local museum: Adults 1.00 €, Children 50 cents
Many free parking spaces on site
Model railway @ Modelleisenbahn Wiehe
Model railway @ Modellbahn Wiehe
Ranke Museum @ Rankemuseum Wiehe