Welcome to Thuringia
Thuringia is a guarantee of very special hospitality as a traditional holiday area. Set right at the heart of Germany this state has both - beautiful countryside and cities with a past as exciting as their present. Where else can you find such a wealth of culture in such a small area as here! There are mighty fortresses, castles, monasteries and churches in cities full of history, such as Erfurt, the state capital, Weimar, the city of literary classics and the Bauhaus, Eisenach, the home of the Wartburg Castle or Jena, the city of the sciences. What is more, there are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be found everywhere and visitors meet at every turn with famous personages, like Martin Luther or J. S. Bach, Goethe and Schiller, Liszt and Wagner, Gropius and Feininger. Thuringia's delightful countryside has been a paradise for both active and relaxing holidays for generations and our renowned, true hospitality will guarantee you an unforgettable stay. You will be enthralled!
- Borderline museum
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
- Jena Christmas Market
Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year. Enjoy authentic Christmas markets all around Thuringia: mulled wine, traditional bakery, sounds of medieval music and the cheerful athmosphere awaits visitors from all over the world.
– Christmas Markets 2015
- Cranach galery at the Ducal Museum in Gotha
- Hiking the Thuringian Forest
In Thuringia, approximately one-quarter of the area covered by the state is preserved and developed as “National Nature Landscapes”. A total of eight conservation areas preserve the treasures of Nature in very differing landscape regions. Discover Thuringias nature in all its beauty and diversity. Tipps for hiking and biking can be found here.
– 2016 celebrating the National Nature Landscapes in Thuringia
- Erfurt-Weimar Aiport
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