The national capital Berlin is located 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Thuringia, while Frankfurt is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southwest.
Thuringia is a treasure trove of amazing stories and quirky facts; you’ll find loads to explore within the halls of its four popular museums. The two most-visited cultural collections are the Mon Plaisir and the fascinating Goethe House. Should your schedule allow it, be sure to also visit the Bauhaus Museum or possibly the Heimatmuseum.
Get active with the family and discover the light-hearted side of Thuringia by spending time in some of The region’s most popular family attractions. Two of the most outstanding family attractions are Toskana Therme and the ever-popular Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes. The fun doesn’t end there; Miniature Park Trusetal and Avenida Water Park will keep little ones entertained for hours.
The city showcases a number of majestic manors and castles. Belvedere Castle, Wartburg Castle and Dornburger Castle are like something from a Disney movie and the kids will love a visit there.
Peer back through the mists of time by exploring the many much-loved heritage sites in Thuringia. Some of the most visited local historic attractions to discover are the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the Bach's House and the Schiller House.
The Erfurt Cathedral is a long-standing religious building that has stood the test of time. Visit this heritage building to discover its past as well as to admire the architecture.
Thuringia's historic defense structures are an evocative reminder of the area’s sometimes blood-soaked past. Make sure you see the Bahnbetriebswerk Tower, and check the signs or plaques for the legends about what life was like here in the early days.
Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that the local city also has some preservation parks where visitors can enjoy beautiful surrounds and some notable plant and animal species. Hike around in Hainich National Park and savor getting back to nature and away from the urban streets.
A few hours exploring the beautiful aquatic displays of the Thuringian Sea Aquarium will deepen your appreciation for this incredible planet of ours. Wander the aquarium’s walkways and viewing tanks examining the species as you go; but take your time, the slower you go the more species you’ll discover!