GERMANY  |  Thuringia, Germany Travel Guide
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Thuringia , Germany


Thuringia (Thüringen in German) is the smallest of the former East German states that joined the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. Its central location at the geographical heart of Germany allows easy access from all regions.

Thuringia, despite its small area, has more than 400 fortresses, castles, and palaces, including the magnificent Wartburg – often referred to as the German national monument. Weimar, seat of German artists such as Goethe and Schiller, is still as important a cultural site as it was in the early 19th century. Erfurt, with 204,000 inhabitants the largest city in the state, has one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in Germany.


Destinations in Thuringia (4)

  • Eisenach, Germany

    Eisenach is a city in central Germany with a famous castle – the Wartburg. The castle sits on a hill overlooking the town and has been declared the most German of Germany's castles and a national monument of standing. The...

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  • Erfurt, Germany

    Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, is a former woad plant trading town and one of Germany's most authentic medieval cities. It is a lovely city, at once picturesque, unpretentious, thoroughly charming, and infinitely less crowded...

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  • Weimar, Germany

    Weimar is a small yet pretty town of around 60,000 inhabitants. Its fame, however, extends far beyond the borders of Thuringia. Foreigners generally associate Weimar with the ill-fated Weimar Republic; founded here in 1919, but...

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