Old streams of mills and new waters run through the historic old town.

Bad Langensalza has had a functioning network of three mill streams since the Middle Ages, which were fed with the water of the Salza and once made it possible to operate 27 mills in front of and in the city. When in 1997 the city announced a “competition for the design of public space, especially in the area of the market church and the two squares Kornmarkt and Töpfermarkt”, the topic “Water in the old town” was taken up as a design element of urban renewal. The redesign of the watercourses in the historic old town as open water channels and sometimes also as hidden channels makes the historic city of Bad Langensalza particularly worth experiencing. The town of Bad Langensalza was awarded the “Thuringian Landscape Architecture Award 2000” for its successful execution.