Bad Langensalza was first mentioned in records in 932, in the Ottonian period. The history of the former flourishing trading city along the post route Kassel-Leipzig is omnipresent and can be experienced through the backdrop of historic buildings and travertine buildings. Due to its historical importance and the fact that Bad Langensalza has not had to suffer extensive destruction since the 14th century, the city has an outstanding number of houses. The oldest half-timbered houses date back to the 14th century. The artfully decorated facades and sometimes massive portals testify to the wealth of their former owners.