Discover the Federal State of Thuringia (Freistaat Thüringen) through live webcams. Thuringia is located in Central Germany, bordering the states of Saxony to the east, Bavaria to the south, Hesse to the west, and Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt to the north.
The capital is Erfurt, with over 500,000 inhabitants. It features one of the best-preserved old towns in the country, and tourist attractions including the magnificent Erfurt Cathedral, mostly in Gothic style, the fortress of Petersberg Citadel, and the medieval Old Synagogue.
Weimar, located between Erfurt and Jana, is part of the central metropolitan area of Thuringia. The city was the hub of the movement “Age of Enlightenment” in Germany during the 17th and 18th centuries, having a rich cultural heritage of state's significance. Weimar is home to Classical Weimar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising 11 sites associated with Weimar Classicism, a cultural period in Germany centred on the main intellectuals: Goethe, Herder, Schiller and Wieland.
Bad Langensalza is a popular tourist destination in Thuringia, with a well-preserved old town, a thermal spa bath and outstanding themed public gardens, including a Japanese Garden. Bad Langensalza is near the spectacular Hainich National Park (Nationalpark Hainich), the oldest deciduous forest in Germany that you may explore on the many trails.
Population: approximately 2,29 million residents
Other major cities: Weimar, Jena, Bad Liebenstein, Eisenach, Gera, Gotha, Ilmenau
Main attractions: Wartburg Castle, Krämerbrücke arch bridge, Buchenwald Memorial, Erfurt Cathedral, Citadel of Petersberg, Goethe National Museum, Bach House Museum, Hainich National Park, Duchess Anna Amalia Library
Major Airports: Erfurt–Weimar Airport (ERF- Flughafen Erfurt–Weimar)