When I was first looking for somewhere to stay in the area, Bad Berka seemed to fit the bill. It was close to the autobahn and the accommodation I found was not as expensive as some other locations close by. When I arrived I discovered it had a lot more to offer. It has a charming centre with a number restaurants and bars, as well as wonderful views of the surrounding hills. There is also an internet café, supermarkets, petrol stations and a local railway station.