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Thuringia is one of central Germany’s best-kept secrets. It offers a beautiful and relatively uncrowded destination for people seeking adventures in nature, history and architecture. Enjoy a visit to the medieval towns and witness the influence of prominent Germans, from Goethe to Marx.
Erfurt, the capital and largest city of Thuringia, has medieval architecture and an absorbing history. Visit Erfurt Cathedral and its bell, one of the largest from the Middle Ages. Stroll around the hilltop Zitadelle Petersberg, a well-preserved European Baroque fortress. Purchase local crafts along the Krämerbrücke, a long bridge covered with shops and apartments. Scale the staircase inside the nearby Ägidienkirche for a panoramic view of the town’s half-timbered houses. View the Gildehaus’ famous depictions of the virtues at the Fishmarkt square.
Get inspired in Weimar, the former capital of Thuringia. Stroll along the Ilm river on the beautiful grounds of the Stadtschloss Weimar, once a grand palace. Bauhaus University is where Walter Gropius started the influential design movement.
A short trip away is Jena, home to Friedrich Schiller University. Amble around the Botanical Garden and marvel at the Victoria amazonica, one of the world’s largest water lilies. Ride the elevator up JenTower, a socialist-era skyscraper offering exquisite views of the valley. Explore space at the Zeiss Planetarium, which features musical and educational star shows.
Drive through the state to access nature. Hike parts of the Rennsteig, Germany’s famous hiking trail that winds through the Thuringian Forest. Bring your skis to the winter resort of Oberhof.
Thuringia’s largest international airport is in Erfurt. Drive to parts of Thuringia in several hours from larger hubs of Berlin, Frankfurt or Prague. Intercity locations are easily accessible via bus or tram, though a car is useful for exploring nature. Practice your German before arriving, as Thuringia sees relatively fewer foreign tourists than other parts of Germany.
“The Green Heart of Germany” is also one of Germany’s oldest regions, making Thuringia a treasure for all kinds of adventurers.
Great location, walking distance to center of town. Large hotel, therefore many rooms but just a bit “worn” in places so it needs some minor maintenance attention but nothing drastic! Good all round, comfortable, quiet & staying there again shortly. They want to remove the in-room fridges, not a ...
Guter Service im Gastrobereich, Zimmerservice zufriedenstellend (benutzte Gläser nicht ausgetauscht worden)
Location is great for exploring Weimar, and underground parking is available. Staff was top notch. Room was spacious and well-equipped with functioning small safe.
Very clean and comfortable place to stay. Do yourself a favor and get the buffet breakfast, one of the best I’ve ever enjoyed!
Expedia confirmed a city view but I had to pay 20 euro per night extra to move to room with a view
A dated but clean hotel. Everything is OK, but furnishings etc all old. Gym and spa are OK.
The rooms and the facility were generally very clean. The breakfast was excellent, although a little pricey. I didn't interact with the staff much but they seemed capable and friendly.