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Visit and explore the Wartburg Region Thuringia, Germany Tourism, Travel Guide
I believed that Eisenach with the world famous Wartburg is part of this region. No, it is not. Eisenach is an independent city!
When I traveled the first time through this area it was shortly after the wall came down and I did not take suitable pictures. Then I returned during winter and the sky was overcast. This are not good conditions for making attractive photos.
Through Internet I got in contact with Dr. Uwe Herzog. His web sites showed me things which I will visit or do in the future and the images showed Thuringia with sun shine and blue sky.
He gave me the permission to use his images. I was shocked to hear that he passed away shortly after we had e-mail contact.
Narrow and winding roads are typical, as shown here in Kaltennordheim Thanks to Dr. Uwe Herzog for the picture
When you travel, don't get in a rush. Stop in little villages to stretch your legs. Walk for half an hour. Take pictures, go in a "Konditorei" (coffee shop) or a bakery and enjoy some pastry or a fresh roll or pretzel with coffee or tea. Watch the local people. You must not spend lots of money to have a nice break.
Don't get scarred of parking meters. They take money as anywhere in the world. Use the parking disk which should be in your rental car. Watch for the respective signs. If you need help try to ask somebody.
Stop and relax in little villages as here in Kaltennordheim
Check for activities, like taking a ride in an antique train. We did this in other countries too and it is always fun.
Always something to remember Thanks to Dr. Uwe Herzog for the picture
There is also always something to discover like this Catholic church in Dermbach.
Even when you are not a Christian - don't be afraid to enter a church if the doors are not locked. I never experienced any problems when I took pictures.
There are many attractions in the Wartburg region.
We will add some of them in the future if we have a chance to visit Thuringia again. I could not believe how much the relatively small "Free State of Thuringia" has to offer - it is an attraction all year long!
Combine culture and history with some days of relaxation. Visit a spa, go hiking, do some shopping, don't miss local events.
If you are interested in the latest history and the "Cold War" visit "Point Alpha", where the Americans had an observation point and faced the Warsaw Pact.
We did that - it is today a memorial. Use our installed link to see our web site about this visit!
Reserve at least half a day.
Catholic church in Dermbach Thanks to Dr. Uwe Herzog for the picture
The inside of the church in Dermbach Thanks to Dr. Uwe Herzog for the picture
Certainly, I will include the "Krayenberg" into a future travel plan. I like the look of the restaurant below and certainly the ruins of an old castle with the name of "Krayenburg" will catch my attention.
The "Krayenberg", close to Tiefenort Thanks to Dr. Uwe Herzog for the picture
For our visit of the memorial place "Point Alpha" we had to pass through the Rhön another forested area which Thuringia shares with Bavaria and Hesse. We were so fascinated that we decided to spend more time her when we come back.
Anybody who is interested what happened during the cold war should visit "Point Alpha". Our brief web site is not intended to replace an actual visit to this place close to the border to the state of Hesse.
In the "Rhön"
In May and at the beginning of June you can see numerous fields with bright yellow flowers. These are rape fields. The oil from the plants was always used for cooking. Now also bio diesel is made of it. Diesel cars are very popular in Europe because of lower fuel prices and a lower fuel consumption. The can compete against hybrids for a much better price and you must not replace expensive battery packages. So far no company combined both techniques - not even Toyota who always claimed that nothing is impossible.
One of the many canola fields
On the road
After lots of sightseeing in the Wartburg Region, we loved to relax in the "Keltenbad" (Celtic Bath) in Bad Salzungen.
Visit our web site to get an idea what to expect in the Keltenbad!
Memorial Place Point Alpha
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