Thuringia Heritage Days: Historical places with real gusto

August 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Events, food

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Schloss Friedenstein – The kick off for this years Heritage Days, by insum

„Specialties from historic times“  is the motto of Thuringias Heritage Days this year.

Beeing renowned for its culinary and cultural delights, visitors can follow their senses in the former breweries and malt houses. Stroll through stately hunting lodges and their kitchens and dining rooms. Historic stone ovens will emit fresh bread smell, and traditional coffee shops and hotels will invite you to a stop.

Starting on 13 September 2009,  around 500 monuments will open their doors countrywide, including many that are  inaccessible on regular days. In addition, many festivals and music will entertain all visitors with traditional german and thuringian customs.  The Official season opener for this years Heritage Days will be on September 12th  at Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha.

Thuringia is glowing!

März 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Events, Miscellaneous

Just two more weeks and the Thuringian barbecue season will be opened with a celebration at the Cathedral Square in Erfurt! The three „originals“ from the 1st German bratwurst museum, Propst Johann von Siebeleben, master`s butcher Huldreich Jacobi and journeyman Hans Wurst, are wearing their garp already – to ignite the bratwurst sausage fire at the museum in Holzhausen. A ceremony, which can not be taken seriously. But those guys always invent something new to promote Thuringias most delicious piece of culture.

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On Wed 26th, they did the same for the festival at the Erfurt Cathedral Square. Everything will revolve around the sausage for the third time in a row – „Rusting Culture 2008 – Thuringia is glowing“ on April 12th.
Better said, around the „Thuringian sausage“ first mentioned in a Arnstädter abbey bill back in the year 1404 – and protected since December 2003 in Brussels. „In the past year, 33000 tons of those were produced!“, said Horst Schubert, managing director of the association „Thuringian / Eichsfelder sausage and meat“.