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Coordinates: 51°22′0″N 11°18′0″E / 51.36667°N 11.30000°E / 51.36667; 11.30000Coordinates: 51°22′0″N 11°18′0″E / 51.36667°N 11.30000°E / 51.36667; 11.30000
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Kyffhäuserkreis
  Mayor Wolfgang Koenen (Left)
  Total 24.05 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 5,590
  Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06556
Dialling codes 03466
Vehicle registration KYF, ART, SDH

Artern is a town in the Kyffhäuserkreis district, Thuringia, Germany. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Unstrut and Helme, 12 km south of Sangerhausen. It has railway connections to Erfurt and Sangerhausen. The railway connection to Naumburg was cancelled in December 2006. The population was 6.165 in the 2006 census. Machinery, sugar and boots used to be manufactured in Artern. Its brine springs, known as early as the 15th century, are still frequented. Notable residents of Artern include John Christopher Kunze, a noted Lutheran clergyman, pietist, and author.[2]

Sons and daughters of the town


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Aerial picture of Artern, ca. 1940
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