Digital Discovery Tour through Thuringia
We will be honest – discovering Thuringia in real life is better than anything. But virtually travelling here has its perks, too. No queues, no one to block the views and if it is raining outside, it doesn’t bother us at all. One second ago, you were sitting on your sofa, the next you are strolling through Thuringia’s ‘metropolis’ or even become a pilot flying over marvellous landscapes. Immerse yourself in the virtual travel – this is a different kind of visit to Thuringia, but definitely worth it.
Discover Thuringian towns
A small stroll through Gotha's town centre, a visit of the Goethe-Schiller Memorial in front of the theatre in Weimar or exploring Erfurt from high above. This is all possible from your living room. Just click to discover all kind of interesting places in Thuringia. Beautiful weather is guaranteed!
Visit Thuringia's Castles and Museums
Thuringia's castles, palaces and museum hope to be open to the public soon again. Until then, try visiting them digitally. You can even catch a glimpse at Thuringia's cultural treasures. Quite literally. Find the Old Synagogue online and have a look at the Erfurt Treasure - including the famous Jewish wedding ring. Or travel through different eras like Baroque, Rococo and Classism in the Castle Museum in Gotha. On their website you can visit a total of 38 exhibition rooms of Friedenstein Castle.
Explore UNESCO World Heritage
Be ready to be enchanted by very special places. You can feel the mystical athmosphere even when only watching the virtual tour of Wartburg Castle. It shows the grand hall, Sängersaal, Lutherroom and the Elisabeth-bower. If you aren't scared of heights, you can even "walk" up one of the towers and enjoy the great view over the forest.
Another UNESCO Heritage site: the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar. Several 360-degree shots are presenting the famous Rococo Hall in different conditions. Unfortunetely, there was a terrible fire in the building in 2004. Find out what the library looked like before and after the fire - and of course what a brilliant job the restauration team did to make the hall as beautiful as before.
From your sofa to Wartburg castle in only one click
Music & Entertainment
Culture unites people - due to the current situation our beloved music and cultural events cannot take place. This, however, doesn't mean we have to go without Thuringia's talents and entertainers. With join-in activities and private (virtual) shows of Thuringian artists we want to enthral and surprise you like before. Find a few examples that will smarten up your long days at home. Have fun!
- Video Collection of the Theater Erfurt #WirBleibenZuhause #Stayathome
- Spotify-Playlist of the Thuringian Bach Weeks (please open with your smartphone)
Tracing Johann Sebastian Bach
For Bach-lovers there is another great tip: Have a look into some of the 'Bach-churches' in Thuringia. Here, you can be very close to the passionate church organist. Step in.
Did you know, that Bach wrote his most famous piece, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, in the young age of 20 in Thuringia? Join us for a little concert in the Bach church in Arnstadt, where the composition probably was premiered. Enjoy!