Land Thüringen Things to Do

  • the best known view of Wartburg
    the best known view of Wartburg
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Land Thüringen Things to Do

  • Wartburg Castle

    Eisenach Things to Do

    Almost a castle village, spread out on a high hill top overlooking Eisenach. Here's where Martin Luther translated the New Testament from Latin to German in a very short time. I visited here in 2009 and made my Wartburg page here

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  • Our great towns

    Great events are all the time our great towns like Gotha, the capital Erfurt, Jena, Eisenach or Weimar.There are lot of "things to do" every time. Concerts, celebrations, culture. Great ones like Domstufenfestspiele in Erfurt or Messehalle ErfurtGotha means festivals and culture pure. GothaWeimar is the town of classic, Goethe and Schiller, the...

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  • Go on to Werra

    Werra is a small but romantic river in Thuringia. The landscape belong river is romantic, peaceful and lovely. You should make a canoe tour.

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  • Castle Creuzburg

    High above the small city of Creuzburg there lies the Romanesque castle arrangement of 1170. It was a residence of the Thuringian landgraves and place of residence of the holy St. Elisabeth. Here she bore 1222 her son Hermann. In the castle arrangement is the museum of the castle with the Elisabeth ladies' apartment, the interesting torture cellar,...

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  • Museum of Nature, Gotha

    That´s the greatest Museum of Nature in Thuringia. More than 1,500 qms area of exhibitions, inside a beautiful historical building (1864 built). With and about sauria, insects, many species of wild fauna and flora.

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  • biggest early-baroque palace -...

    The Palace Friedenstein in Gotha is the biggest palace construction in Thuringia after the 30-year-old war. The Magdeburger Andreas Rudolphi explained the construction 1643-54. Duke Ernst I. of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg was a principal for the palace construction. It was the residence of duke Ernst I. (1601 - 1675), later administrative seat of the...

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  • Eisenach

    Eisenach has about 45,000 inhabitants and is situated in Thuringia’s west on the Nesse and Hörsel rivers. It was founded in the 12th century and in 1869 the German Social Democratic Party was founded here. Landmark is the 11th-century Wartburg castle where that Martin Luther began his translation of the New Testament from the Latin in 1521. In the...

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  • Apolda

    Apolda is located in Thuringia, 15km north of Jena. The town looks back on 1000 years of history. In the early 20th century the car maker "Apollo-Werke AG" built here the cars Apollo and Piccolo. What most people do not know the Doberman was breed here by Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834 - 1894) .

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  • Dornburg

    Dornburg is a small town 13km away from Jena and 15km from Apolda. The main attractions are the three castles towering on a steep one hundred meter high cliff. The town has less then 1000 inhabitants but looks back on a more then 1000 year long history.

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  • Camburg

    Camburg is a small town with less then 3000 inhabitants in the Saale Valley, 15km away from Apolda. It is popular for the lime stone formation. The lime stone plates were leveled up due to tectonic movement. Quite impressive!

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  • Saale Valley

    The Saale Valley has always attracted kings and dukes to built their lodges and castles here. 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. It is...

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  • Three Gleichen

    Close to the Thuringian Forest, next to the Autobahn 4 between Gotha and Erfurt, the so-called "Three Gleichens" are situated on three individual hills. According to a legend a lightning stroke three fortresses at the same time in a stormy night in May 1231, causing huge fires that could be seen from far away. [German word gleich = like, or...

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  • Erfurt

    Erfurt is the capital of Thuringia, the green state in Germany’s heart. Erfurt has always attracted famous people: Goethe, Schiller and Bach studied here, even Martin Luther spent some semesters at the university which was founded as early as the 14th century. In 1990 the beauty of the old half-timbered and renaissance style buildings around the...

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  • Gera

    Gera, chartered in 1224, has about 120,000 inhabitants and is Thuringia's second biggest town, situated on the Weisse Elster River. It is situated in the east of Thuringia, halfway from Erfurt to Dresden.Gera's town centre is completely restored and invites for window-shopping and walking.

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  • Jena

    Jena, also called the Silicon Valley of the East is the first address for optic- and high tech-technology and is seat of about 30 scientific facilities. Today Jena has around 100,000 inhabitants. The founding of the university in 1558 made Jena one of the most popular places to study in all Germany. Great German poets taught or supported the...

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  • Paulinzella

    Paulinzella is with its about 100 inhabitants a very small and historic town in the Thuringia Forest. The town was founded by Paulina, a Saxon aristocrat in the valley of the Rottenbach creek between 1102 and 1105 and attracts with its huge Benedictian monastery church. Since the 16th century, Paulinzella served as a department for the Earls and...

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  • Altenburg

    Altenburg is situated 45 km (28 mi) south of Leipzig and is well-known as “Skat-City”. It was first mentioned in 976 and became capital of the duchy Saxony-Altenburg in 1603. After World War One it became part of the state of Thuringia.In Altenburg playing cards have been manufactured for over 400 years and since 1927 the “Skat Court” has its...

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  • Weimar

    Weimar, with a population of about 60.000 lies in central Thuringia on the Ilm River. It was founded in the 10th century and became capital of Saxe-Weimar in 1547. In 18th and the first decades of 19th century the city was Germany’s cultural center and the residence of such outstanding literary figures as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann...

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  • Waltershausen

    Waltershausen was our last stop before returning home. It's a charming small town and boasts the oldest and certainly very large organ from the Bach period (1722). We wandered around the church for a while, making photos of the grand instrument. I hope to hear it some day, during a concert.

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  • Apolda, bell museum

    A slight detour on our way to Weimar to Apolda to visit the bell museum there, being a bell ringer myself as you may remember from my Brielle page. Anyway, Apolda itself has not yet recovered from the DDR period, you can see the former grandeur but it is still unrestaured and looking rather glum (especially when it's drizzling!).The bell museum...

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  • Dornheim

    This is the village church where Bach married. Many people visit these days. It has been completely restaured and looks very beautiful. If you like, you can play the organ (which we did!). More photos to follow once I get my Dornheim page up.

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  • Arnstadt

    Arnstadt has a charming old city center atop a hill, and here JS Bach had his first job as church organ player. You can visit the house where he lived, and there's a museum. Various nice places to have lunch and you can do some modest shopping and a walk around the old town which is nice.

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  • Weimar

    The city of Goethe and Schiller, of old politics, and of the Bauhaus movement (school of design) and much more. Along with lovely streets and building, definitely not a 1-day visit.

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  • Leipzig

    Well uh, Leipzig is not in Land Thuringen, but at 180 kms from our accommodation address in Finsterbergen, and our holiday being themed around JS Bach, the city had to be included.Thomaskirche and Nicolaikirche, that's where our composer worked. Also the Nicolaikirche (church) played an important part in 'Die Wende', end of the Iron Curtain...

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  • Erfurt

    Erfurt boasts a great big church with a huge bell (The Maria Gloriosa, 11.000 kg, cast in The Netherlands), also one of the biggest market squares in Europe, and some lovely (Renaissance) architecture, and the typical charming nooks and crannies of a city stemming from the Medieval era.

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  • Eisenach: castle and Bach

    The first day of our stay in Thuringen was spent in Eisenach where you find the famous Wartburg castle and also the church in which composer J.S. Bach was baptised.

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  • Leuchtenburg Kahla - The well

    In the year 1552 four miners from Saalfeld pushed after hard work of some months on water, they had achieved a depth of 80 m. So they maked the second deepest well at that time for Thuringia . The windlass already became taken off 1690 by a big traversing wheel. It should remain almost 200 years into its function. Countless prisoners promoted the...

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  • Castle Leuchtenburg, Kahla

    The little town Kahla has a long tradition of porcelain manufcture. The town lies at 340 kilometer long porcelain street and has only 7 thousand inhabitants. With its green and natural surounding and impressive castle, the Leuchtenburg, in the valley of river Saale the town is recommandably for tourists. Close to town Jena you can reach that place...

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  • Drei Gleichen - three castles

    The name for the castle ensemble means " Three of same " should have originated after the tradition because in a May night of 1231 a ball lightning has lit all three castles all at once and they were to be seen like blazing torches far out in the land. Probably, however, one of three castles, Burg Gleichen, gave to the area his name. The castle...

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  • Salzmannschule - oldest Philantropin in...

    ... and it was "my school".Christian Gotthilf Salzmann, priest's son from Sömmerda came in 1784 to Schnepfenthal to found an own reformatory. He brought the ideas of the Philantropismus. From many countries of Germany, partly also of the foreign country the pupils came to Schnepfenthal. The significant pedagogues whose names are known over the...

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  • Georgeous and Surprise- Stadtkirche...

    The city church " for the God's help " in Waltershausen is a Protestant church in Waltershausen. It is a baroque central construction and counts as that official precursor of the Dresdener Frauenkirche. She accommodates the biggest baroque organ of Thuringia (see next tip here). In the Middle Ages stood on the today's place the "dear Church of Our...

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  • Biggest Baroque Organ in Thuringia

    In the church of Waltershausen you see the biggest baroque organ in Thuringia. It was built by Tobias Heinrich Gottfried Trost till 1730, but was finished by an unknown organ builder. She is about 8 m high and broadly and has more than 2800 whistles which are still the originals to 70%. She is unique also in her sound.From 1995 till May, 1998 the...

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  • Palace Altenstein in Liebenstein-part2,...

    The whole park offers many places of interest. The Torresfelsen: here a predatory knight castle stood since the 7-th century, destroyed in 1733 by fire. Rests of the old castle are still recognizable. Indolino figure: In 1890 this bronze figure was established together with a water basin near the carpet patch in the castle. It is the copy of a...

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  • Palace Altenstein in Liebenstein-part 1,...

    Altenstein (Old stone) is a part of town of Bad (spa) Liebenstein in Thuringia since the 1970s. It concerns a castle with wide and wonderful park which counts with a surface of about 160 hectares to the biggest parks of Germany. Centre of the extensive scenery park is a castle building according to English model which was reshaped several times....

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  • Cold War victim, the village of...

    During the Cold War, Mödlareuth was known as "little Berlin." Before World War II the border between the German states of Thüringen and Bavaria. When East Germany built the fence along the entire border, the fence cut the town in half. Families and friends were separated, living only a few yards apart, but unable to have any contact to one another....

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  • Most Narrow House of World

    The most narrow half-timbered house of the world is in Eisenach. Only 2,05 ms wide with 20 qms to live, and really an occupied building. In former time the owner took a ladder to go up to the next floor. Now therein shall be a little art museum.

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  • Eisenach and the Luther Festival

    Every year in August Eisenach honours his one of the famous citizens of the past, Martin Luther also with a middle age festival. Many thousand of peoples visited also this year. It´s a great spectacle with jugglers, handcrafters, people in middle age costumes (playing historical scenes) and singers. You can eat and drink, also that what should been...

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  • For Your Health - Brine and more

    Bad Salzungen, the town between river Werra and mountains of Rhön are an excellent place for your healthy. There is nothing what you want miss if you decide to do a therapy in that spa. Longer time and a cure, or only one day, your body will thank for it.We visited the saline, got our white capes (guarding your clothes) and walked through the...

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  • Mini-A-Thür in Ruhla

    The name coming from words mini and Thüringen, sounds and means same in speaking as miniature. And there are miniatures in truth. Models of much historic and new buildings of Thuringia in a beautiful park inmidst a little valley of town Ruhla.Some lakes give a charmingly framing.There you find also places for children to play, some animals and a...

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  • The Palace Wilhelmsburg

    The representative palace above the city belongs to the best preserved objects of the German late Renaissance. Not only from outside, also in the interior it is mostly in the original, and especially the palace church with its unique wooden organ derserves an visit. In palace is an interesting museum. The Palace is the cultural center of the town...

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  • Schmalkalden - The Half-Timbered Town

    The old part of Schmalkalden ist an example of town architecture in Middle Europe at time of Middle Ages. She has a more than 1000 years old history. During a long time the town was in lordship of Ludowinger´s (Wartburg, see there). Since 1360 separated and in rule of Earls of Henneberg and Earl of Hesse. Because of this the town was in that time a...

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  • The Wartburg, World Heritage

    Unesco Heritage! Who doesn´t it know, that famous castle, because of Martin Luther or the legendary Minnesingers' Contest or "Singers' War". It´s the "German Castle", indeed, with such a long history, that I please you to read the whole history at website (in English, too) or at first my General tips about some details.The Wartburg was founded in...

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  • Brotterode

    A little beautiful village two kilometers "behind" the Großer Inselsberg. This vilage has nice timbered houses and many accomodations. Guest season is like Tabarz the whole year. Brotterode is famous because of its Worldcup of ski-jumping.Only some kilometers far from Tabarz, but people have totally another dialect, a charming dialect.

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  • Dornburger Schlösser, the Three Castles...

    Some kilometers on the autobahn A4 to the north from my hometown the palaces high on the rock welcoming us.Dornburg itsself is a small town built on a steep rock of shelly limestone, 90 ms above the river Saale. The place is well-known for its the castles, the Old Castle, the Rococo Palace and the Renaissance Castle. The Old Castle is the one most...

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  • Water reservoir,Luisenthal

    Not so big, not so long as the water in Gefell region, but also with the possibility to do long and nice walks round the water. It is a reservoir only for drinking water, so there is no water sport.To reach the water you have to start the walk in the valley and town. But if you want know how to come more near to water with car... ask me, I know....

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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

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