Virtual Walks through Thuringia
Join us visiting the most beautiful places in Thuringia – virtually, of course. Starting in alleyways full of nooks and crannies, walking across city squares, that are normally jam-packed with people, and finding rural viewpoints with stunning views over Thuringia’s Nature. All this is possible from the comfort of your own sofa at home – with our live virtual walks.
Walking through these empty places has a secretive and calming way about it. Suddenly, it is possible to listen to silence, or noise that we mostly fail to hear in our usual hectic daily routine... Like the song of birds or the babbling of little rivers meandering through the big city life.
According to the motto #stayathome we are presenting regular Watch Parties on our Facebook channel. If you missed the live video – don’t worry, you can catch up here on our website or on YouTube. We hope, you’ll enjoy our special walk.
Sunday Walk through Erfurt
In today’s virtual walk we are discovering Thuringia’s capital Erfurt. In the medieval town centre, we visit the “Krämerbrücke” (Merchants' Bridge), carrying 32 half-timbered houses with individual shops and residential homes as well as the 70 steps to the mighty Cathedral St Mary. We end our half an hour walk at the Willy-Brandt square. Just click and enjoy our little ramble.
Sunday Walk through Weimar
Discover many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Today's walk through Weimar starts in the verdant Weimarhallenpark, passing the Bauhaus-Museum and the Goethe-Schiller-Memorial in front of the German National Theatre. Through the beloved Park an der Ilm we head towards the City Castle and back towards town centre taking historic cobblestone alleys. We end our Sunday walk on the market square with its beautiful Renaissance buildings. Join our virtual walk and find out what other fascinating places we visited. Enjoy!
In today’s video we are joined by none the less than Johann Sebastian Bach! In the town centre of Arnstadt he shows us special places that commemorate him, like the memorial statue that depicts him as a young man in a slouching position, or the Liebfrauen Church. The grand finale is a small concert played by organist Jörg Reddin, one of Bach’s successors in the Bach Church.
A day in the countryside
What a lovely tour today in Thuringia’s Nature! On our hike we can enjoy the flora and fauna between popular resting spots along the Rennsteig hiking trail: From the village Hohe Sonne, towards the stone cross Wilde Sau, along the Sängerwiese meadow, joining the Luther trail right up to the Wartburg.
Sunday walk through Gotha
Let’s visit the royal city of Gotha. We start our tour at the Margarethen Church and call in on Friedenstein Castle. A short look into the orangery and off we go through the beautifully landscaped park around the castle and museum.
Walking through Pößneck
Starting at the Permian cliffs, which provide a great view over Pößneck, the walk takes us into the town centre. We will pass the White Tower - a landmark of the town, pay a visit to industrial heritage and have a look at the sloping market square including Renaissance fountain. Watch now and join us.
Around the Saale river
Time for the countryside again. Today we are walking through the Thuringian Slate Mountains / Upper Saale River Nature Park. Several great panorama views are awaiting us – from a viewing point called Teufelskanzel (devil’s pulpit) and the Ziemestal bridge. Special highlight: sunset on the bridge.
Sunday walk through Bad Langensalza
It’s all green and flowers –and this in the middle of a town! Bad Langensalza (“Bad” meaning “spa town” in German) owns 10 themed gardens and parks, and we are paying a visit to some of them today. En route, we will have time to marvel at the many historical structures, such as the small baroque palace named Friederikenschlösschen or the medieval town wall. Town guide Mary Fischer will come along and provide interesting details.