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Not far from Gotha is the birthplace of the Bach family of musicians in the historical centre of Wechmar town. Several original sites can still be...

Bach-Stammhaus Wechmar ©Archiv Tourismusverband


You need 45 minutes to walk to the local recreation area up the Krahnberg from the city centre where the Bürgerturm association has built a viewing...

Bürgerturm Gotha ©Archiv Bürgerturm Verein Gotha e.V.

Canopy Walk

The canopy walk, situated on the Thiemsburg, leads visitors to Hainich into an otherwise inaccessible part of the national park, the “primeval forest...

Baumkronenpfad Hainich ©Archiv KTL Kur und Tourismus Bad Langensalza GmbH

Drei Gleichen / Gleichen Castle

The largest of the three castles (first mentioned 1034) was the Count of Gleichen’s seat until 1455. After her move to Ohrdruf just a few kilometres...

Drei Gleichen Burg Gleichen ©Archiv Tourismusverband L.Ebhardt

Drei Gleichen / Mühlburg

Mühlburg castle is the oldest (first mentioned 704) of the impressive triad. In its heyday it mainly served to protect the old trade route (copper...

Burg Gleichen Mühlburg ©Archiv Tourismusverband L.Ebhardt

Drei Gleichen / Wachsenburg

The fortress was built as a castle-like structure in the middle of the 10th century. If frequently changed owners subsequently and was the scene of...

Drei Gleichen Veste Wachsenburg ©Archiv Tourismusverband

egapark in Erfurt

Erfurt’s egapark, also called “Thuringia’s garden”, is one of Germany’s large garden and recreational parks and represents the long horticultural...

egapark Erfurt  ©Archiv KulTourStadt Gotha GmbH

Großer Inselsberg

The Großer Inselsberg, which you can also see from Gotha’s Schlossberg, rises prominently in the nearby Thuringian Forest. There is a former radio...

Großer Inselsberg © Archiv Tourismusverband Manfred Windus

Gut Ringhofen golf resort

The 18-hole championship course (moderate difficulty) extends over 70 hectares of slightly hilly terrain. A practice facility (5 hectares) and public...

Golfresort Gut Ringhofen ©Archiv Tourismusverband_Livia Zimmermann

Hütscheroda village of wildcats

Hütscheroda village of wildcats is situated just a stone’s throw away from the treetop path and Wartburg Castle. The Wildkatzenscheune, the visitor’s...

Wildkatzendorf Hütscheroda © Thomas Stephan

Lohmühle Museum

The Lohmühle, situated right on the Apfelstädt river, is a spacious complex with museum (including working mill engineering), a restaurant, large...

Lohmühlenmuseum Außenansicht ©Archiv Tourismusverband_Susanne Strobel


You can reach the Marienglashöhle show mine in Friedrichroda conveniently by the Thuringian Forest Line. The natural monument was used for gypsum...

Marienglashöhle ©Archiv Tourismusverband Manfred Windus

Thuringian Forest Line

Have you ever travelled by overland tram? The means of transport which used to be very common has become a rarity today – the last of its kind in...

Thüringerwaldbahn ©Archiv KulTourStadt Gotha GmbH

Tobiashammer monument to engineering

The Tobiashammer was built around 1480 as an iron, wire and sickle hammer. It is the last working machine of the formerly 40 mills, hammer, sawing,...

© Archiv Tobiashammer_Manfred Ständer

Wartburg Castle

Wartburg Castle near Eisenach was declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1999 due to its outstanding significance in cultural history and is...

Archiv Tourismusverband ©Wolfgang Ehn