The Chirotherium monument in front of the town hall of Hildburghausen in Thuringia, Germany.


Coat of Arms of Hildburghausen

Hildburghausen is a district town in the south of Thuringia. It was the capital of the former Duchy of Saxony-Hild­burg­hausen. In 1834, footprints and traces of extinct terrestrial vertebrates were discovered near Hildburghausen, which are considered to be the first scientifically described trace fossils ever.