Brotterode - Trusetal is a town in the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen in Thuringia.


Brotterode - Trusetal is located in the north of the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen in the Thuringian Forest on the upper reaches of the Truse. In the north, the boundary of the town is also the boundary of the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen district of Gotha, in the east borders the community flea Seligenthal to the urban area, in the southern municipalities Fambach and Breitungen / Werra. In the west, the city limits are also limits of the district Schmalkalden- Meiningen Wartburg district. The Rennsteig marks the northern border district of Brotterode, in its course, one encounters the Beerberg grotto, it is located in the western slope of the Beer Bergstein.


The community Trusetal was established on July 1, 1950 through the merger of the districts Herges - Auwallenburg, Trusen, Elmenthal and Laudenbach. The district Wahles was incorporated in 1994.

December 1, 2011, the city Brotterode was incorporated into the municipality Trusetal. The mayors of the two municipalities involved, signed on 22 December 2010 the integration contract, which provided for the renamed Brotterode - Trusetal and the award of city status on 1 December 2011. The basis was the Thuringian law for voluntary reorganization circle, national communities in 2011, which the Thuringian Parliament had adopted on 16 November 2011.

Population Development

Development of the population (31 December):

  • 2011: 6563
  • 2012: 6457 ( -1.64 %)

Mean change per year since 2011: ∅ = -106 ( -1.64 %)

Culture and sights

  • The ore mines in the district Hühn Trusetal as witness the degradation of heavy and Flussspatgestein
  • Trusetaler waterfall
  • Miniature Park Truestal, a station on the German Toy Road
  • The Wall Burger tower from the 13th century, a remnant of the almost completely destroyed in the Thirty Years' War the castle Wallburg
  • The Big Island mountain with amusement park between Brotterode and Tabarz


The Rennsteig in Brotterode is used all year round as a wheel - and long-distance trail in the winter there are groomed trails and downhill slopes. Brotterode was since the 1920s, an early center of winter sports in Thuringia. Around the Big Island mountain emerged several downhill slopes and training facilities for the luge and skiing. The place has been upgraded in the communist era to the power base, the operator was Army Sports Club ( ASK Brotterode ) on the outskirts is the Inselbergschanze, a venue for the FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup competition series in ski jumping. Three memorial stones on the island mountain recall deaths of prominent East German athletes who died from accidents during training. On the southwestern slope is located as a base of the mountain rescue team named after Kurt Lesser mountain hut.