Knut Kreuch (1966), fitter and public administrator, has been exploring local and regional history since the age of 13. From 1998 to 2006 Kreuch was mayor of the award-winning rural district Günthersleben-Wechmar. Since 2006 he has been mayor of Gotha, seat of Thuringian dukes. His passions include folk costumes, the story of the musical Bach family and unearthing Gotha’s history. In a voluntary capacity he chairs Wechmar’s local history society, the Thuringian association for traditional costumes and its federal counterpart, the Deutscher Trachtenverband.
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