Notable people

  • Christoph Cellarius
    Christoph Cellarius
    Christoph Cellarius was a German classical scholar from Schmalkalden who held positions in Weimar and Halle...

    , scholar, born 22 November 1638, died 4 June 1707 in Halle
    Halle, Saxony-Anhalt
    Halle is the largest city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is also called Halle an der Saale in order to distinguish it from the town of Halle in North Rhine-Westphalia...

  • Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach
    Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach
    Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach , Prussian soldier, was born at Schmalkalden, and educated at Heilbronn and Stuttgart, devoting himself chiefly to mathematics....

    , colonel, born 16 April 1758, died 21 November 1827 at Białokosz
  • Karl Wilhelm
    Karl Wilhelm
    Karl Wilhelm, also Carl Wilhelm was a German choral director. He is best known as the composer of the song “Die Wacht am Rhein.”-Biography:...

    , choral director, born 5 September 1815, died 26 August 1873 in Schmalkalden
  • Angela Steinmüller
    Angela Steinmüller
    Angela Steinmüller is a German mathematician and science fiction author. Together with her husband Karlheinz Steinmüller she has written science fiction short stories and novels that depict human development on a cosmic scale, grounded in an analysis of social structures and mechanisms...

    , mathematician and science fiction
    Science fiction
    Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities...

     author, born 1941
  • Frank Luck
    Frank Luck
    Frank Luck is a former German biathlete. Frank Luck started early with cross country skiing, but in 1980 he went over to biathlon. By 1988 at the age of 21 he had already qualified for the Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he finished sixth in the sprint event...

    , biathlete, born 5 December 1967
  • Sven Fischer
    Sven Fischer
    Sven Fischer is a former German biathlete. He trained with the WSV Oberhof club, and was coached by Frank Ullrich and Fritz Fischer and Klaus Siebert...

    , biathlete, born 16 April 1971
  • Steffi Jacob
    Steffi Jacob
    Steffi Jacob is a German skeleton racer who has competed in the early 2000s...

    , skeleton racer, born 30 September 1975
  • Kati Wilhelm
    Kati Wilhelm
    Kati Wilhelm is a German former professional biathlete. Like most German biathletes she is also a member of the German Armed Forces with the rank of master sergeant...

    , biathlete, born 2 August 1976
  • Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf
    Alexander Wolf is a German biathlete. At the 2008 World Championships in Östersund, Sweden, he won bronze medals in the 12.5 km pursuit and the 4×7.5 km relay.-External links:*...

    , biathlete, born 21 December 1978

International relations

Schmalkalden is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

 with: Fontaine, Isère
Fontaine, Isère
Fontaine is a commune in the Isère department in south-eastern France.It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Grenoble, and is adjacent to it on the west. In the 1999 census, Fontaine had a population of 23,323. The commune has a land area of 6.74 km² .-External links:*...

, France Recklinghausen
Recklinghausen is the northernmost city in the Ruhr-Area and the capital of the Recklinghausen district. It borders the rural Münsterland and is characterized by large fields and farms in the north and industry in the south...

, Germany
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