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Meiningen Things to Do

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    by lonestar_philomath Written Jul 17, 2007

    This was an unexpected find on 18 May 2007. I was just driving from Eisenach towards Meiningen and spotted a glimpse of this castle from the road just before reaching Meiningen. After following the signs and climbing up a small road to the top, I found this castle. I took many pictures and when I explained to the staff I wanted to put it on my travel web page, the staff invited me to climb up the tower!

    Knight's Hall
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    by Kushelkitten Written May 2, 2007

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    The fairytale caves are located about 6km outside of Meiningen in the town of Walldorf. They were formed from years of mining sandstone and the whole cave system covers 65,000 square meters making it the largest of its type in Europe. In the early part of the 1900s the caves were also used for growing mushrooms. During the 2nd World War the caves were used as bomb shelters and In the late 1950s they turned into fairytale dioramas. Some of the scenes are from the older fairy tales of "The Brave Little Tailor", "Schneewitchen" (SnowWhite), "Rotkäpchen" (Little Red Riding Hood), and from more modern ideas like "Der Sandmännchen" (The Sandman) who was made popular by East German TV.

    Along with the caves there is a car ride, modle boats, for the kiddies; restaurant, and hotel.

    3,00 Euro for adults
    2,00 Euro for children 3-14
    Prices inclusive guided tour. Tours are every 15-20 minutes

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    by Kushelkitten Written May 2, 2007

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    Unserer Lieben Frauen aka St. Marien is the cathedral of Meingen. With its multicolored roof (tiles in blue, red, and green) and its double towers it is probably one of the most eye catching churches I have seen. The original towerless church was built in 1003 and the towers added in 1594.

    St. Marien Meiningen front St. Marien Meiningen side
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    • Architecture
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Meiningen Hotels

  • Altstadt Hotel

    Baumbachstrasse 2, Meiningen, Thuringia, 98617, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Romantik Hotel Saechsischer Hof

    Georgstrasse 1, Meiningen, Thuringia, 98617, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel An Der Kapelle-Vch

    Amton Ullrich Strasse 19

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel im Kaiserpark

    Gunter Raphael-Str 1, Meiningen, Thuringia, 98617, Germany

    Good for: Couples

  • Schlundhaus Hotel-Restaurant

    Schlundgasse 4, Meiningen, Thuringia, 98617, Germany

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Schloss Landsberg

    Landsberger Str. 150, Meiningen, 98617, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Eleonore

    Eleonorenstrasse 4, Meiningen, 98617, de

Meiningen Restaurants

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    by Kushelkitten Updated May 2, 2007

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    After driving from Hamburg to Meiningen to Suhl and back this was a great place to stop for a meal. And it was some place that didnt serve the traditional local fare of deer, rabbit, boar, etc., as most resturants in the area seem to. Located on the main street of Meiningen, Leipziger Str. aka the B-19 it is easy to reach and central. They have a wide variety of Greek food, great atmosphere inside, plus a lovely garden terrace.

    Favorite Dish: Gyro Teller- great flavor and huge servings. Really too much food and worth the money. Comes with gyros, fries or rice, and a mixed salad. Took the left overs back to the hotel in Suhl and they were tasty the next day as well.

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Meiningen Favorites

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    by PeteNL Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Visit the workshop - see my page on that!

    And just enjoy town, as well as the scenery of the surrounding countryside. Great for (forest) walks, and the odd tour by bike or car. It's also quite central, with (more) famous places like Eisenach, Erfurt, Fulda or Bamberg within an hour or so.

    However, and maybe people who live there don't agree, some of it's character from just after the wall came down has disappeared ...

    The picture to the left (not from the workshop this time!) gives you an idea what to expect in town.

    Fondest memory: visiting the workshop for the first time, in 1993 (I think) with a friend... we arrived in the morning, asking to have a tour around the complex. The gatekeeper told us there was a "busload of tourists", but if we liked we could return after 2 - when we returned we had the place for ourselves, able to roam around and see everything! And my second (chance) visit in 2000 coincided with a couple who were showed around because they were on business - he had an engine to be restored in his "yard"! I took the tour then during working hours, leaving me with the pictures on my main page ...

    Meiningen
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    • Trains
    • Historical Travel

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