This long-distance cycle route is a dream – scenically and culturally. Seven city beauties, including the old trading city of Erfurt, the arty Altenburg and Weimar with 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, lie along the cycle route. “Thuringian city chain”


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Seven Beauties Cycling Route

Welcome to the enchanting world of the Seven Beauties Cycling Route in the Thuringian City Chain in Germany! Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Thuringian Forest, this extraordinary collection of seven stunning cities promises an unforgettable journey through history, culture, and natural beauty.


The Jewel of Thuringia With its rich history dating back over a thousand years, Erfurt stands as the shining gem of Thuringia. Its well-preserved medieval old town, dominated by the majestic Erfurt Cathedral and the striking Krämerbrücke (Merchants’ Bridge), will transport you back in time. Discover charming cobblestone streets, quaint half-timbered houses, and delightful gardens that evoke a sense of timeless allure


The Cultural Capital Weimar’s cultural heritage is unparalleled, boasting an array of famous thinkers, writers, and artists who once called this city home. The UNESCO-listed Classical Weimar ensemble encompasses historic landmarks like Goethe’s Residence, Schiller’s House, and the world-renowned Bauhaus Museum. Wander through lush parks and gardens that inspired some of Germany’s greatest minds.


The City of Innovation Jena, a hub of cutting-edge research and innovation, harmoniously blends modernity with history. As the birthplace of optical and precision engineering, the city is a paradise for science enthusiasts. The stunning botanical garden, Friedrich Schiller University, and the futuristic Zeiss Planetarium are among the highlights that make Jena truly captivating.


The Artistic Soul Gera is a haven for art enthusiasts, boasting an impressive array of museums, galleries, and theaters. The Orangerie Palace and the ornate Otto-Dix-House celebrate the city’s artistic heritage. Wander along the pristine Elster River and immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes that inspired many painters and poets.


The Wartburg City Nestled at the edge of the Thuringian Forest, Eisenach is synonymous with one of Germany’s most iconic medieval castles – Wartburg Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage site is where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. Explore the charming old town and delve into the city’s rich religious history.


The Medieval Charmer Step back in time as you meander through the well-preserved medieval city walls of Mühlhausen. This enchanting city is dotted with historical landmarks like St. Mary’s Church and the impressive Divi Blasii Church. Don’t miss the chance to stroll through the idyllic countryside, dotted with vineyards and picturesque villages.


The Gateway to the Harz Mountains Situated at the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest, Nordhausen serves as the perfect gateway to the Harz Mountains. The city’s historic charm, exemplified by its beautiful market square and timber-framed houses, is complemented by the scenic beauty of the surrounding nature. Take a ride on the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway and explore the verdant Harz National Park.

The Seven Beauties Cycling Route – Thuringian City Chain is a treasure trove of history, culture, and natural wonders, each city offering its unique allure. Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, nature lover, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the authentic German experience, this exceptional chain of cities promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you captivated and inspired.

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