Geocaching adventure – find treasures in Thuringia

Juli 7, 2008 by  
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Treasure hunting

Thuringia offers a year-round treasure hunt with GPS device, called geocaching. Many tourist information in the country will asisst you with this new form of walking. It is suitable for families with children, and this modern form of treasure hunting now enjoys an increasing popularity. And at the end of the tour, there is always a small treasure with a souvenir.

Geocaching in Thuringia - find treasures via GPS

Geocaching in Thuringia - find treasures via GPS

With the GPS receiver in your hand

…and the coordinates of a place, where someone hid a „treasure“, you can start the search. The so-called caches provide exciting names, notes, smart keywords, or just numbers. Anything but gold and precious stones can be expected. Who takes something out of the treasure box, shall, in return, put again something into it – so the next pulp hunters will still find something interesting. Guaranteed are lots of fun and the discovery of the country and its people.

The routes are all moderate

…and about 4 km long – so enjoyable even for inexperienced hikers. If you do not own a GPS – device, please contact a local authorized dealer or one of the many tourist offices in Thuringia.

New pilgrimage in Thuringia dedicated

Juni 11, 2008 by  
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Pilgrim tourism

The pilgrim tourism is in vogue, and this doesnt apply only for the Way of St. James. Since a couple of years, tourists who visited thuringia kept asking for such an opportunity, which has led in conclusion to the opening of the new Pilgrim Way „On the traces of strong women“ in the green state.

pilgrimage thuringia

The route

This new milestone combines the story of three major women from the Christian history of Thuringia, the Benedictine Walburga (710 – 779), the founder of monastery Christin Paulina (1067 – 1107) and St. Elisabeth of Thuringia (1207 – 1231). The pilgrimage leads from Erfurt on Molsdorf, Ichtershausen, Arnstadt, Niederwillingen and Singen to Paulinzella. It is based on the medieval Way of St. James, 50 kilometres long and marked with a scallop. In the future, it will even be extended to Saalfeld and Coburg.

Perfect for a weekend break

That sounds promising and is especially doable on a – extended – weekend. „We want to let this theme way flourish whole-hearted and look forward to welcome many pilgrims friends,“ says Christine Dölle, contact for the pilgrims in the Augustinian monastery.

Mountain bike marathon & Festival

Mai 21, 2008 by  
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Mountain bike marathon & Festival at Tabarz: The last event – The rush into the biking season on the last weekend in April exceeded all expectations by far.

According to the perfect weather, about 135 drivers took the downhill route and looked at the pros JD Swanguen (USA) and Mio Suamesa (JPN) from MS Intense Factory Racing team. But not only the international stars came to Tabarz, also the national prominence represented by Antje Kramer, the German champion in downhill, followed the invitation.

At the press conference on Saturday, Soren Schmidt, the chief organizer for the marathon and the downhill, announced a further improvement of cooperation with the municipality Tabarz, who will be the organizer of both upcoming events.

Mountain bike marathon – New Websites

Both the website of Tabarzer marathon as well as the downhill on the Inselsberg are redesigned and given a modern and striking layout.

The revision of the page to Tabarzer Mountain Bike Marathon, fahrrad-schmidt.de/marathon has been completed a few days ago and is available including the online registration for the marathon.

This is also an appropriate site to purchase professional bikes, as well as Fahrrad Erfurt Shop in the region of Thuringia.

bike-festival Tabarz mountain marathon

Tabarz, Thuringia: New events and partners

Thuringia is always worth a visit, and during the past years especially for marathon or downhill.

Having perceived this new trend, The Thuringia Tourism Company is the new partner and main sponsor of the Tabarz Mountain Bike Marathon on 31.5./1.6. 2008, with his presence to visit the „green heart of Germany“.

The new event will include a kids mountainbike competition, a short race and last but not least, a family program with a brilliant celebration finish.

Through the further development of biking paths and special mountain bike trails around the Inselsberg region, cyclotourists will even find more attractive destinations to enjoy their passion in Thuringia.



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