Welcome to Thuringia!
The region's unique tourist attractions, dramatic scenery, excellent cuisine and friendly hospitality are guaranteed to provide you with the ideal German holiday. It is difficult to find another region in Germany that offers so many impressive cultural venues in such a compact area as Thuringia.
The cities and towns of Thuringia are filled with an array of cultural sights and will delight visitors with their well preserved centres, architectural jewels and exciting events. If one plans to travel on the traces of famous personalities like the composer Bach or the reformer Luther or if you look for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thuringia is your perfect travel destination.
The region also offers amazing landscapes and an abundance of outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, skiing, canoeing and much more. Here, traditional art also lives on. The region is world renowned for glass blowing, fine porcelain, children's toys and traditional Christmas decorations.
Be welcomed and discover for yourself!
Discover Thuringia now and enjoy best value for money with our special seasonal offer: A double room for only € 69.- per night including breakfast! 3- and 4-star hotels throughout the region welcome you, for example in Erfurt, Weimar and Eisenach. This special and limited offer is available from November 1, 2014 until March 31, 2015.
– Winter breaks from € 69.- for two persons!
The "Andreasstrasse Memorial and Education Centre" in Erfurt wins accolade for best tourism project in Europe at this year's British Guild of Travel Writers Awards. The memorial commemorates oppression and resistance during GDR times. In what is today the memorial building, the GDR Ministry of State Security operated a pre-trial detention centre and a permanent exhibition was opened in December 2013.
– Award for the Best European Tourism Project
- Duchess Anna Amalia Library Weimar
Only the best are awarded the title “UNESCO World Heritage Site”. Thuringia has already received it four times. 2014 has been declared the Year of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Thuringia promises a mix of high culture and nature within a very small area.
– Discover Thuringia’s World Heritage treasures
- Golden Jewish wedding ring
Thuringia is within easy reach from Great Britain with regular flights from London Gatwick to Erfurt on Thursdays and Mondays, operated by airline Germania. Why not take a short winter break to explore our fascinating region with towns like Erfurt and Weimar, numerous castles and palaces, beautiful nature and a renowned cuisine?
– Direct flights London - Erfurt
2015 sees the 25th anniversary of the German reunification. Thuringia has borders with Lower Saxony, Hesse and Bavaria and offers a variety of different ways of focusing on this topic, with border museums, memorials, hiking and cycle routes but also special museums.
– 25th anniversary of the German reunification