A very cheap ticket of Deutsche Bahn is the "Thüringen-Ticket". Ask for this at the counter. You can travel around the states Thüringen (Thuringia), Sachsen (Saxonia) und Sachsen-Anhalt by regional-train in the 2nd class for one day with 5 peoples so much you like. It cost about 21 or 25 Euro, it is nit much for 5 People. You can use trains after 9 am to 3 am onthe following day.
It's a good thing for town-hopping. A excample, you starts in Erfurt to go to Weimar and later to Leipzig or Dresden. Is not for ICE or Intercity-Train, but the Regional-Express-Trains are also really fast.
Others States have similar tickets.
We are in the center of Germany. If you want do a trip to us you could take that ways:
At first of course by airplane. Airports are in Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, Frankfurt/Main or in our Thuringian capital Erfurt. So via Erfurt you are directly arrived in Thuringia. But it´s a smaller airport.
From the bigger airports you can take the autobahn. These are the A4 or A9. The A4 is from Dresden to Frankfurt/Main. The A9 from Berlin to Munich (via Leipzig).
Also openend now is the A71, our Thuringian autobahn from Schweinfurt to Erfurt. So all places of our country are easy reachable by car.
You need three hours from Berlin or three hours from Munich, similarly from Frankfurt/Main. The biggest autobahn crossroad is in Hermsdorf. That´s also the crossing of A4 and A9.
Also by train it isn´t difficult to reach the bigger towns. But I want not recommend that way. Most trains are jam-packed or tardy with many changes.
Wartburg and Trabbi are the cars, people used some years ago. I never drove such a car, would really like to do it. Eisenach is the place, where the Wartburg cars where built. You can still see some of them when travelling in Thueringen.
By Train and Bus in the area:
Landkreis Weimarer Land (Apolda)
Theaterplatz 2, (formerly Mercure Grand), Erfurt, Thuringia, 99084, Germany
Good for: Couples
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Fritz-Koch-Strasse 12, Eisenach, Thuringia, 99817, Germany
Good for: Business