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The impressive Schloss Friedenstein building houses an extensive library and a Folk museum among many other cultural attractions. The vast library contains millions of old volumes, a few thousand of them in Oriental manuscripts. A slice of Gotha's history, art and culture can be seen at the Museum of Regional History and Folk Art. Here the exhibits include beautiful well-maintained collection of textiles and weapons. A Cartographic Museum is also a part of this historical and cultural hub which celebrates the rich map making legacy of this city.
Admire the colossal Schloss Friedenstein, a stunning Baroque style palace built in the 17th century. It is known to be the largest structure in the city and a significant attraction. Its interiors are ornamented with beautiful paintings, frescoes and contemporary furniture. The regal artifacts, court theater and ballrooms are other sights to lookout for. The castle building is home to thematic museums and cultural spaces like theaters. The idyllic gardens outside too are worth all the awe. This heritage site also feature exhibitions and other such events regularly.
Sitting right by the Hauptmarkt is the impressive Town Hall that boasts of fine Renaissance architecture. It was constructed as a Merchant's hall first and was later converted into a princely residence. It was only in 1665 that the building was given the status of a Town Hall. Adorned with a marvelous fountain of the Baroque heritage, this historical edifice of 16th century attracts a lot of tourists with its beauty.
A beautiful example of the elegant Baroque style of architecture, Lucas Cranach House is named after the famous painter Lucas Cranach. The facade lies on the east of Hauptmarkt. The original edifice was destroyed in a fire in 17th century. The current two-storied building has the original basement and a;so utilizes some of the older parts.
It is often said that traveling or exploring is not just about reaching destinations, but it is the journey that's equally important. The route to the wonderful all but proves this right. Alte Tambacher Talsperre is located at the river source and offers a very pretty, scenic biking trail to reach the location. The dam itself is nestled in the arms of a lush green stretch. Apart from being an architectural marvel, Alte Tambacher Talsperre is also an important source for water retention and conversation. A trip to this place sure to refresh and interesting to undertake.
The mountain Grosser Inselsberg rises 916.5 m above sea level and is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Thuringian Forest. A dream adventure of hikers, the trails of this mountain are well-known throughout the country. The natural beauty of this mountain lies in its exquisite flora and fauna. Once you reach the peak of this mountain, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the city and the Harz ranges.
Located in the German village of Liebenstein, the similarly named castle is an important historical landmark of the region. Constructed in the 12th Century by local counts and lords, it was later reconstructed and used as a building-stone quarry.
Botanischer Garten in Bad Langensalza houses a wet meadow, alpine garden, aromatic garden, medicinal garden and a succulent selection consisting of yuccas, cacti and agaves. Some famous specimens of Dioscorea elephantipes and Agave americana are also found at Botanischer Garten in Bad Langensalza. The center section of Botanischer Garten in Bad Langensalza features a pergola lining with succulents and you can also find an agave which is four decades old. Apart from the floral displays, you can also explore the garden's mesmerizing compositions inside a community breeding. Botanischer Garten in Bad Langensalza remains open to visitors during warmer months of the year.
Located on top a hill and overlooking Plaue, the fortified castle of Ehrenburg is picture of medieval history and architecture. Built in 1324 and restored in 1856, it served as an inn and was later converted into a private residential building.
The Falkenstein lies in the town of Tambach-Dietharz in Germany. This rock formation is made up of porphyry and lie in the Thuringian Forest. Being the most significant rock formation in this forest, it looks most impressive when one stands in front, facing it. It was first mounted by Jacob Zimmermann in 1852 and has since become a popular rock climbing site.
Zitadelle Petersberg forms the crowning glory of Erfurt's past. This well preserved fortress was built on a Benedictine monastery in 1665. It was built primarily to protect the the German Electorate at the time from Protestant attacks. Further on, it served as a military outpost during the two world wars. Sections of the site were opened to the public from 1963 and from the 1990s it underwent planned restoration. The main attraction remains the eerie labyrinth of passageways that lies beneath the fortress. Tourists flock to the site to explore the area and one can also hire the help of tour guides from the region.
Domberg or the Cathedral Hill is a significant landmark in Erfurt. Primarily because of two soaring churches and a stairway of 70 steps to reach these magnificent places of worship. The 1200-year old Dom St. Marien and the 12th Century Church of St. Severus are like beaming beacons of the city and the focal points of Domberg. Near to it is the town center with quaint, historic buildings.