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Map of the Gotha Region:

map Gotha region

Thuringia is not a very big state. Most placed can easily be reached by car. Time consuming is sightseeing, visiting the numerous attractions, doing some activities and having fun.
In Canada I did always a little bit of planing. The highlights of all trips in Thuringia were always spending a whole day in a spa. Normally time restrictions apply, but either we paid for the extra time or we got free tickets in return for a brief English web site.
The tiny little village of Tabarz had invited us to their spa which is called "Tabbs". We started early in the morning from Suhl and had a leisurely drive.
On our way we stopped in Tambach-Dietharz a beautiful little town in the Thuringian Forest. We walked through a park and Elizabeth discovered a music instrument which you could play with your feet.
We felt in love with tis town and decided to come back. I still hope that we can keep our promise.
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Playing music with your feet!

When we are thirsty or want to get some local grown fresh fruits and do not want to spend too much time we love to stop at a kiosk or a small "Imbiss".

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Stop at such a kiosk. They sell not only the famous Bratwurst but also honey, fruits, jam etc. (displayed on a separate table in the shade)

We enjoyed the whole afternoon in the "Tabbs". Various pools indoors as well outdoors. Elizabeth competed on the water slides against some young boys.
They practised their English and Elizabeth her German.

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Here comes Elizabeth!

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The "Tabbs" in Tabarz

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The "Tabbs" in Tabarz

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The "Tabbs" in Tabarz

We used all the pools. We could swim from the indoor pool to an outdoor pool which is always a highlight in winter. We checked out the sauna which is for most none Europeans shocking because of the dress code. You come in your birthday suite with a towel to sit on.
Men, women and kids but no pets. If you want that people stare at you - come in a bathing suit and everybody is wondering what you try to hide.

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Gotha - castle "Friedenstein" in the background

Elizabeth was not with me when I visited Gotha. She had to leave earlier. One of the major attractions of this town is the castle "Friedenstein". Despite the fact that it was a Monday I climbed the hill to the castle.
It was very hot and I arrived exhausted and had learned another lesson. The doors were locked and I could read that I also missed an interesting special exhibition. So be careful on Mondays in Thuringia!

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Gotha - a beautiful sight on the city was my reward besides loosing some weight

Do some sightseeing in Gotha

Another little town which I had to visit alone was Ohrdruf. The first place I visited was a technical museum called "Tobiashammer" which was even open on a Monday.
I participated in a guided tour and prepared a web site about this interesting museum. There were only a few visitors and nothing was available in English - not even a self guided tour. This is a shame, because so many interesting things are shown and explained there.

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In the museum called "Tobiashammer"

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In the museum called "Tobiashammer"

During the lasts months of the Nazi regime the production of fighter air crafts, missiles etc. was moved into artificial caves of the surrounding mountains.
Many slave workers lost their lives because of the hard work, starvation and mistreatment. A subdivision of the concentration camp "Buchenwald" was liberated here by the Americans. Please search the Internet for more information. I am not an eyewitness and do not want to spread wrong information. Right now I am trying to find out more about all the activities in the so called "Jonastal".
Please check also our web site for Ohrdruf and the castle "Ehrenstein".

Ohrdruf castle "Ehrenstein"

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Ohrdruf castle "Ehrenstein"

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Kranichfeld, Thuringia, Weimar Region


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international press card, internationaler Presseausweis
Lieber unangenehm auffallen als gar nicht!
where to eat in Thuringia
a guide to Thuringian food
shopping tips for Thuringia
Schwarzer Crux, mining museum, iron ore, restaurant, accommodation
Erlebnispark Meeres-Aquarium, sea aquarium, Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia
vehicle museum in Suhl, Thuringia
Heinrichser Maifest a medieval event in Suhl
Father's day celebration in Thuringia
spa in Suhl
Medieval feast in Eisenach
A great spa,  Avenida Therne in Thuringia
Pummpaelz, hiking trail, Thuringia
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half marathon, an event in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia
coffee shop, restaurant, Celtic spa, Keltenbad, Bad Salzungen
Trout farm, Forellenzucht, Trostadt, Thuringia
Many thanks to Pat Pagaono for allowing use to use his music
cookie, springerle, molds, on-line sales
please browse through our store. We will add some specials
More peaceful sections will be added!
Webseitenerstellung in Englisch und Deutach, Videos
web design in English and German
Arnstadt, sightseeing tour by Casey Mundy
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Teccem, specialty lubricants, fluorinated oils, greases and much more
Sue and Frank Engels hiking the Rennsteig
Ken Hamilton, the Springerle baker
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Wartburg, Eisenach, Thuringia, Martin Luther
German toy museum, Sonneberg, Thuringia
weapon museum in Suhl, Thuringia
Bertholdsburg, museum, minerals, prehistoric, prehistoric, printing, paper mills, Henneberg
Ringberg Hotel, hotel, resort, accommodation, Suhl, indoor pool, sauna
fairy caves, Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany, Saalfelder Feengrotten
a beautiful spa in Masserberg, Thuringia
Keltenbad, Celtic bath, spa, Bad Salzungen
Panorama Museum, cyclorama, peasant's war
don't miss to participate in a guided tour through this cave in Thuringia
Adventure through the Erlebnisbergwerk a former potash mine
Tobiashammer, technical museum in Ohrdruf
Toyota Prius Van, experience, driving, Video,  enjoyable, fuel consumption, rating, what to know
Kyffhaeuser monument
Buchenwald, concentration camp, memorial
Kranichfeld, Oberschloss, fairy tale castle
b & b, Monika Morche, Kranichfeld, Thuringia
Toyota Prius Van, experience, driving, Video,  enjoyable, fuel consumption, rating, what to know
Augustinerkloster, Erfurt, Thuringia, Protestant Augustinian Priory
Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde, heritage, museum, Erfurt, Thuringia
Tabbs spa in Tabarz
treetop path in the national park Hainich
Thüringentherme, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, spa, indoor, outdoor pools, sauna and more
Memorial Place Point Alpha, a hot spot during the Cold War
We enjoyed the home cooking in this little restaurant. I hope we can come back!
Amtshaus, town mueum, Ilmenau, Thuringia, Goethe
Bachhaus in Eisenach, Thuringia
Bertholdsburg, museum, minerals, prehistoric, prehistoric, printing, paper mills, Henneberg
Veste Heldburg, castle, Thuringia
travel service, personalized tours, English spoken, van
An exiting web site about the last battle of Napoleon, many videos