Discover Thuringia



The state capital of Thuringia enchants with its medieval city centre. It is rightly one of the most attractive cities in Germany. Discover Erfurt on a walk through the alleys of the lavishly restored historic old town.


Erfurt offers cycle tourists and active holidaymakers a very well-developed network of cycle paths and long-distance cycle routes with a wide range of options for exploring the city of Erfurt and the surrounding area. Explore our surroundings by bike or plan a multi-day tour through Thuringia.

BUGA 2021

23 April until 10 October 2021 The Federal Horticultural Show transforms Thuringia's state capital into a city in bloom. Fields of flowers, historical backdrops, bright colours - Erfurt celebrates the renaissance of the city of flowers and shows off its tradition in gardening. In 2021, the (Federal) Garden Show will come home to Erfurt, the city that hosted the first international garden show in 1865.


In addition to countless hiking trails in the Thuringian Forest and Rennsteig, the Thuringian Luther Trail is a pilgrimage and hiking trail that leads to more than 30 Thuringian places associated with the life and work of the reformer Martin Luther and his comrades-in-arms.


It stands majestically above Eisenach in Thuringia - Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1000 years of German history are impressively reflected here. But the Wartburg was also the home and place of work of St. Elisabeth, who is still revered today, and offered exile to the outlawed Martin Luther, who translated the New Testament here.


The elegant residential city of Weimar combines German and European cultural history. Discover Bauhaus architecture and the home of Goethe and Schiller, Bach, Liszt and Gropius.