Roads & Routes


Beeing located in the arithmetical middle of Germany, Thuringia offers the best start to explore the country. Highways from Erfurt and the Hermsdorfer Kreuz lead to big cities like Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich within 3 hours.

Thuringia Framework RouteThe German Framework Route

You don´t have to travel the whole 2,800 kilometers of the Framework Road to enjoy the half timbered houses and quaint towns and cities along the way. Check out the various towns and shorter routes on Thuringias Framework Road and take a trip back in time. The 204 km route starts at Stolberg and goes south to Schmalkalden, taking in spa resorts, nature reserves and beauty spots.

The German Fairy Tale RoadThe German Fairy Tale Road

In the Historic City Hall room of the Brothers Grimm city Steinau this road was founded in 1975: the German Fairy Tale Road, a consortium of more than 70 cities, towns and counties and has since been one of the oldest and most popular tourist routes in Germany. Insider Tip: Visit Heiligenstadt`s museum of „Theodor Storm“ for your part of this fantastic road.

The German Avenues RouteThe German Avenues Route

Start at the medieval city of Duderstadt or at the historic castle of Schleiz and wander hundrets of kilometers of road – Germany´s longest scenic route has its center piece in Thuringia. If you have plenty of time, this is a great way to see Thuringia including the beatiful cities like Arnstadt, Meiningen or Saalfeld, the Thuringian Forest and all the Mueums such as the weapon museum in Suhl.

The German Toy RoadThe German Toy Road

Have a journey along the German Toy Road! The stunning towns and uplands of Thuringia are the setting for an exciting route 200 miles long which leads directly to the dreams of your childhood.To toys in all shapes and sizes. To workshops and showrooms, to museums and fun parks.