Map of Thuringia

März 21, 2011 by  
Filed under thuringia travel, Travel

Map of Thuringia – The Federal State of Thuringia is located right in the heart of Germany. Besides such adorable cities like Erfurt, Weimar and Jena, Thuringia offers many attractions in its landscape and smaller towns.


Therefore, we would like to show you a map of Thuringia, which shows the regions of the state including big cities, highways, natural reservoirs, rivers and roads less travelled.

Map of Thuringia

The south of the country is dominated by the Thuringian forest, which crosses Thuringia from Eisenach to Sonneberg. In the north you can find the Thuringian Basin, which leads over the Kyffhäuser to the Harz Region. Its main cities are located on a lanyard from the West to the East, such as Gotha, Erfurt, Weimar, Jena and Gera.

In addition, there also exist many historical maps of Thuringia, for example during the 19th century (fragmented into little counties), during World War 2 and during the times of the GDR (no federal state, just 3 main districs: Suhl, Gera and Erfurt).

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Pure wellness in the Thuringian Forest

Oktober 31, 2009 by  
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With air-climatic advantages, scenic locations, vitality training concepts and healthy lifestyle positioning, the renewed Thuringian spas surprise their guests in this years winter wellness season.

Above all stands Bad Liebenstein, the oldest spa in Thuringia with 4ooo inhabitants, a spa town with no commercial and industrial features. Here, the hosts will welcome you with their  holistic attitude of man. It consists of the columns more life energy and good health in the Health-Activity Center, traditional healing – and maintaining rituals supplemented with caring packages and special massage, a sauna world with ice – and experience showers and a salt grotto, a physiotherapy center with a cold — and heat therapy and electrotherapy, a tradional healthy kitchen with nutritional advice and practical courses offered, and last but not least with the carbonated mineral spring.
Top Tip for your stay: The Spa Hotel Kaiserhof

Another way goes Friedrichroda, especially the part Finsterbergen. Here, everything is set up for an unusual success – and spa treatment – The Healthy Climate treatment. Low heat stress, increased gentle cold stimuli and a largely clear air with fresh air cures and Helio therapies will stimulate metabolism and blood flow and allow carefree breathing. After hiking, you can also visit the Ramada Hotel with his 16oo square meters of wellness areals, join the massage area with natural therapy, beauty farm and fitness programs for new energy.
Top Tip for accomodation and spa: Ramada Hotel

A third bid for your perfect gateaway is presented in the lovely Thuringian Forest town of Tabarz. The most famous German „Höhenwanderweg“, called Rennsteig, is located practically on the doorstep and the Inselberg with its 916 meters is nearby this small community. Here, all the Kneipp fans will come into their own. Two Kneipp locations with sevaral basins and footbaths are available. In addition, you shouldn`t miss the famous water park TABBS, with its warm 14oo square meters of water (3o degrees spa pool, spa house in the saltwater pool, sauna), where you can dive for the perfect relaxing.  However, even the  famous „Struwwelpeter“ author and neurologist Henry Hoffmannn has made it for vacation to Tabarz with his family each year – because of his faible for good air. A fairy tale meadow in Laucha  today recalls of these times.
Hotel Top Tip: Akzent-Hotel „Zur Post“

New hiking trails across Thuringia, Germany

September 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Nature, thuringia travel

Thuringia hiking trails

This season, 54 certified routes across the republic  invite hikers to explore Germany by foot. And Thuringian trails represent the centerpiece of this renewed tourist attraction.

The paths with the title „Quality hiking trails of Germany“  are in total 6700 kilometers long and carry through Thuringia, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lower Saxony, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The German Hiking Association awarded this mark of excellence for three years, and will re-screen the routes before a possible extension.

And three recommendable trails pass through Thuringia: The Naturparkweg Leine-Werra leads over 100 kilometers, passing historic buildings in old villages and through quiet deciduous forests. Always close to the water by low mountain range runs the 45 kilometers long Talsperrenweg Zeulenroda.

A rising part takes the Panoramaweg Schwarzatal, which starts at the Rennsteig and drives through a stunning countryside with medieval castles on the Saale River.

It can be considered as the perfect travel connection between the Saale valley and the Rennsteig along the Schwarzatal and its heights and valleys. This special trail offers hikers spectacular panoramic views and sights. Romantic paths lead on a total of 135 kilometers while  alternating high peaks with magnificent views, secluded forests with colorful flowers, which are crisscrossed by clear streams and surrounded by rewarding destinations.

The trail touches four counties: Saalfeld-Rudolstadt with 63 percent, Sonneberg, with 22 percent, the Ilmkreis with 10.5 percent and 5.5 percent travel distance through Hildburghausen.

Thuringia Tourism recorded significant increases

Juni 30, 2009 by  
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Beautiful mountain meadows in the Thuringian Forest - Thuringias hot spot these days
Beautiful meadows in the Thuringian Forest – Thuringias hot spot these days

The Thuringian accommodation establishments have recorded significant increases in April. As the National Statistical Office announced on Tuesday, the number of overnight stays increased – comparing to last year`s April – by 10.6 percent to 707 000. Also, the number of visitors increased. Here, the statisticians calculated a rise of 5.1 percent to 254 000.

The exceptionally good results in the travel sector of the Thuringian Forest can be considered as a crucial reason for this positive development. Here, the number of visitors increased by 11.7 percent and the number of overnight stays by 17.5 percent.

Overall, the accommodation establishments in Thuringia can look back on  a successful winter season (November to April). Both arrivals and overnight stays increased in comparison with the corresponding prior-year period by 2.1 percent to 1.3 million and 3.6 million.