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Land Thüringen Favorites

  • Martin Luther

    Last, but not least - Martin Luther and the Wartburg. Martin Luther, who was excommunicated by the pope and outlawed by the emperor, sought refuge in the bailiff's lodge at the Wartburg. During that months he lived and worked in a sparsely furnished room, today known as the Luther Room. In only 10 weeks he translated the New Testament from the...

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  • The Arts

    Cranach, Riemenschneider, Schwindt, these are also names which you meet on Wartburg. In 1815, Wolfgang von Goethe suggested using the castle as a museum to display medieval exhibits from Schloss Blankenhain. Using his idea the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna and her son, Carl Alexander of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, laid the foundation for an art collection...

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  • The flag of the...

    On October 18, 1817, 500 students gathered for the Wartburgfest, the first middle-class democratic public meeting in Germany. They met at the Wartburg for the 300th anniversary of the Reformation and the fourth anniversary of the Battle of Nations at Leipzig against Napoleon's rule. The students fought for a unified Germany under the motto, "Honour...

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  • Festivall Hall and "Fairy King"

    The Festival Hall extends over the entire length of the Palas. The impressive dimensions and ornate decoration made it to one of the best examples of the historistic art interpretations. The Bavarian king, Ludwig II, planned an exact imitation of the Festival Hall at the Neuschwanstein Castle. The excellent acoustics of the Festival Hall make it...

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  • The Singers' Hall, Wartburg

    At the beginning of the 13th century, the most well-known singers and poets were invited by the Thuringian landgrave to stay at the Wartburg. At this time, the Wartburg was one of Europe's most famous art cultivation centres. Therefore the legend about the Minnesingers' Contest has a proven historical background. The legend is depicted on a...

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  • St. Elisabeth, Wartburg

    In 1221 the Hungarian princess married the landgrave Ludwig IV. Her ascetic way of life was based on the principals of St. Francis of Assisi, and she was viewed by the court with suspicion. After the death of her husband in 1227, Elizabeth followed her father confessor to Marburg in order to live her life in poverty, chastity and humility. She was...

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  • The Myth about Foundation of Wartburg

    After an amusing myth the castle got his name, as his founder saw the mountain on which the castle is today, for the first time. From the place raptored he cried out suddenly: " Wait, mountain - you should become a castle to me! " In German: Wart´(e) Berg, du sollst mir eine Burg werden. So the name Wartburg arised.That scenery eternalized on a...

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  • Great picture gallery in palace, Gotha

    Names like Cranach, Rubens, Tischbein, masters of Netherlands like Keyser, or the world famous painting "Gothaer Liebespaar" (couple of Gotha) by an still unknown painter before Dürer are waiting for you in the gallery in Palace Friedenstein.Also really great is the altar with many boards, masterpiece! I guess such an altar with so many boards you...

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  • The palace theater in Gotha

    Every year from May till August there is a theater festival in Ekhoftheater Gotha, inside palace. I hope I can get tickets this year. It is famous, and uniques because of the character of theater itself. The theater is the old historic one, small but so fine!So it deserves to be a general tip in our region.

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  • Important people - Martin Luther

    Martin Luther translated the bible in Eisenach, in this room at the Wartburg. But there are places nearly everywhere, where he has been.

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  • Important people J.S. Bach

    There are many important people who were born or who lived and worked in Thueringen. On of them is Joahnn Sebastian Bach. There is a nice museum in Eisenach, more informations http://www.bachhaus.de/

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  • Consulate General of the United States...

    The consular region comprises the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. It is located in Leipzig (Land Sachsen).With Visa Information Hotline (from within Germany) .Weblink: www.usembassy.de/consular/leipzig/

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  • History

    The Thuringians occupied central Germany between the Elbe and the Danube but their territory passed under the control of the Saxons in the 10th century. In the 11th century the landgraves of Thuringia-Wartburg ruled over Thuringia until 1423 when the margraves of Meissen conquered Thuringia. In 1485 Thuringia was split into several duchies (see...

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  • Thuringia - the green heart of Germany

    Thuringia is the ideal state for people who love nature and history. In the summer you can hike in the wood and in the winter you can ski and slide in the mountains.

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  • Bier- und Burgenstraße

    From Thuringia (Land Thüringen) to Bavaria (Land Bayern) Towns and localities, sights and landscapes, 'Beer and Castles' along the major road No. B85.

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  • Touristic itineraries in and around...

    There are: KlassikerstraßeAuf Feiningers SpurenIlm-RadwanderwegThüringenwegGoethewanderwegPorzellanstraßeBier- und BurgenstraßeNapoleon-Wanderweg Weblink: http://www.land.de/touroute.htm

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  • National Parks and Regional Parks...

    In Thuringia there are one national park, 2 biosphere reserves and 4 regional parks.Weblink: http://www.thueringen.de/de/tmlnu/themen/naturschutz/reservate/

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  • Fly fishing

    Fly-Fishing at rivers: Ilm, Saale, Unstrut, Werra, Gera, Ulster, Felda, Zorge, Schwarza.Weblink: http://www.fliegenfischer-forum.de

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  • Wartburg car

    The “Wartburg” was the only car – with the Trabant - available for the private transport of the German Democratic Republic, among a little number of cars imported from other Eastern countries. It was a sort of luxury choice, because displacement, performances and dimensions were greater than the Trabant.The Wartburg’s history take the origin from...

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Land Thüringen Hotels

  • Sorat IBB Hotel Erfurt

    Sorat Hotel !!!! definitely a nice spot in a quiet corner of Erfurt, 10 minutes walking away from...

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  • Hotel Elephant

    Some of Weimar's most famous guests have slept here since 1741. These famous guests include Jakob...

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  • Hotel Villa Anna

    Fritz-Koch-Strasse 12, Eisenach, Thuringia, 99817, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Pension Haus vor dem Orchideental

    Siedlung Goeschwitz 35, Jena, Thuringia, 07745, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Parkhotel am Grossen Teich

    August-Bebel-Strasse 16 - 17, Altenburg, Thuringia, 04600, Germany

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Akzent Hotel Zur Post

    A nice hotel, the biggest, in Tabarz. BTW, ther is my son as cook trainee. Sauna; solarium;...

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  • Hotel 2 Lander

    Erfurter Strasse 31, Apolda, Thuringia, 99510, Germany

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • VCH-Hotel Am Schlosspark

    Lindenauallee 20, Gotha 99867

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Novotel Gera

    Berliner Strasse 38, (formerly Dorint Gera), Gera, Thuringia, 07545, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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