World heritage region of Wartburg Hainich
Vacation in the middle of Germany, in the middle of nature. Here in the world heritage region of Wartburg Hainich, culture and nature meet in such a concentrated form as it is the case in only a very few other regions. The Hainich National Park which begins right in front of our doorstep is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Being a haven of German history, the Wartburg is the only German castle which is a UNESCO world heritage site and surely the top excursion destination of the whole region. And there is still much more to be discovered, however.
Right in the middle of it!
Here in the West of Thuringia, close to the Hessian border, the world heritage region Wartburg Hainich is located in the green heart of Germany.
Perhaps the most beautiful, but in any case the most historic castle in Germany. Martin Luther translated the bible at this place, Saint Elisabeth or the Singer’s Contest characterize its history. And Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser is also at home here and in the near Hörseberge. You just have to see it!
here in Hütscheroda
In immediate vicinity, there is the wildcat village Hütscheroda where you can learn more about the shy hunters in the National Park. There is a very interesting exhibition on this topic in the wildcat barn and in the wildcat enclosure, you can observe the animals live.
in the Hainich National Park
The best-known destination is the canopy walkway. At a height of 24 m, it leads through the tops of the trees over a distance of about 500 m. You will find numerous explanations on nature here. A barrier-free elevator is in place which also transports prams and physically handicapped guests to the walkway.
In addition to the Wartburg, the Luther House in Eisenach shows a contemporary exhibition on the reformer Martin Luther. He is said to have lived here as pupil. The House and the exhibition received several awards after the reopening in 2015 – inter alia the Museum Award of Hesse-Thuringia.
in Bad Langensalza
The spa and rose town Bad Langensalza can be reached in about 20 min per car and is famous for its numerous theme parks and gardens. Apart from the Rose Garden, it is the Japanese Garden which is a particular favourite of the visitors. And a stroll through the old town with its half-timbered houses is very rewarding, as well.
automobile eisenach world
Did you know that the first BMW was an Eisenach one? One of the country’s most exciting automobile museums is located here in the old production halls of the automotive plant Eisenach. From Dixi to BMW, Wartburg up to Opel that is today produced in Eisenach – there is a large number of topics for interesting “petrol talks”.