Lage und Anreise

Useful facts and information

Location / Getting here

Gotha is situated in the green heart of Thuringia very close to the cities of Erfurt and Eisenach and between the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hainich national park and the magical Thuringian Forest.

This central location has a positive effect on the infrastructure too – Gotha can be reached quickly and easily thanks to its ideal transport links. The road, regional and long-distance transport links guarantee short, fast trips within Germany.

We are already looking forward to being able to welcome you to our beautiful city that was once a ducal seat soon and wish you a good journey.

You can find a summary of the travel options here:

A4/A7: Dresden – Frankfurt (Gotha & Gotha-Boxberg exit)
A71: Nordhausen – Schweinfurt (approx. 20 km)

Federal roads
B7: Eisenach – Gotha – Erfurt – Weimar – Jena
B 247: Northeim – Mühlhausen – Gotha – Suhl

Gotha main train station, Gotha Ost train station, information regarding timetables and prices at

Erfurt (25 km)
Leipzig/Halle (170 km)
Frankfurt am Main (230 km)

There are various parking facilities in and around Gotha’s historical old town. We recommend the parking at the Ducal Museum Gotha and Friedenstein Palace and the City car park in Gartenstraße. Please see the enclosed city map for all parking facilities. 

We recommend the coach park (Marstall) in Parkallee for guests travelling by coach. You can find seven free coach parking spaces there. There are also three free caravan parking spaces at the coach park (Marstall). Please note that there are not any supply and waste disposal facilities there.