Favorite thing: The rivers Saale and Unstrut (Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt) mark Germany's northernmost wine-growing region. Due to the Gulf Stream the region has a warm climate although it has the same latitude then Irkutsk, Russia or Winnipeg, Canada.
Favorite thing: The river has formed terraces and steep cliffs over the past 10,000 years. Long cycle routes and hiking tracks can be found here. Here you have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Goethe and Schiller, who loved to spend their holidays here.
Favorite thing: The Saale Valley has always attracted kings and dukes to built their lodges and castles here. Still today you can see numerous castles along the river which meanders from Franconia to Saxony-Anhalt.
Favorite thing: Finally you can see the Saale. It is the small river in the foreground. The village is Dorndorf, situated halfway between Jena and Naumburg.
Favorite thing: I took this photo from Dornburg down to the Saale Valley. When I was here a drought almost dried out the river. It had a water level of about 5 cm (2 inches). I could walk through the river.