See Values Cities

Steeped in history, but also modern Thuringia discover best by visiting its diverse cities. Below we give you a brief overview of the most important cities that invite you to take long day trips.

The Belvedere Palace in Weimar
Goethe & Schiller Monument on the Theater Square


The fourth largest city in Thuringia Weimar is mainly known for its cultural heritage. The "Classical Weimar, which ensemble includes 14 important historical and cultural sites, and the Bauhaus buildings are even UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Whether Wittums palace or Fürstengruft (ducal vault), the palaces of Belvedere, Tiefurt and Ettersburg  or the houses of princes of poets, in Weimar, there is so much to admire.The Goethe-Schiller monument located in front of the National Theatre on Theatre Square of the city and is reminiscent of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller. The bronze double statue was inaugurated in 1857 and is considered the most famous monument in Thuringia

As the most important stage of Weimar applies the German National Theatre and the Staatskapelle Weimar. Throughout the city will be annually held  approximately 600 performances in the category opera, dance, drama and concerts on six stages. The repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary works.

St Mary's Cathedral and St Severus' Church on Domberg hill
Cathedral Square at night


Erfurt is the state capital city of Thuringia and a kind of architectural open-air museum. The university city is situated just 40 minutes from Oberhof away and its an ideal excursion tip with attractive shopping opportunities and sights.

The impressive Erfurt Cathedral is regarded as highlight of the city. As the oldest and most important church of the city he once served as a bishop's seat, in the Middle Ages to the early 19th century as the seat of a collegiate congregation St. Mary's and from 1994 as a cathedral of the newly created Bishopric of Erfurt as well the seat of the Cathedral capital.

Right next to the Duomo is the church of St. Severus, a Church of the Roman Catholic religion. The ensemble is one of the landmarks of Erfurt. It belongs also, because of the unusual design of the hall church, to the most important Gothic buildings in Germany.

The Krämerbrücke (Shopkeepers' Bridge) in the heart of the city, which should spans the width of power, you can also not be missed under any circumstances. Both sides built with colorful half-timbered houses, is one of the unique footbridge to the most famous landmark in the city. Overall, here are 32 houses, which usually consist of shops for Handcrafts and antiques.

As the central square of the medieval Old Town is considered the fish market, which has developed into the center of the city. Some Renaissance buildings, such as the House to Red Oxen, the House to the Wide Stove or even the House for Gold Crown can be admired here, not forgetting the City Council of Erfurt. With its many markets and shopping facilities is the place a magnet for tourists and invites you to enjoy strolling tours.

Especially in the summer you can feel in the university city of the colorful, international flair, and you enjoy spending time in the numerous cafes and restaurants that put their tables outside.


The Reformation and Luther city Eisenach is well worth visiting. As one of the oldest half-timbered houses of the city is the Luther house where Martin Luther 1498 - 1501 was a guest at the family Cotta. During this time he attended the Latin School of Eisenach. Today the exhibition in the building informs on the schooling of the Reformer. After he was in 1521 declared an outlaw, the Elector Frederick the Wise after consultation with him "kidnap" Luther and took him to the Wartburg. There Luther translated the New Testament and was hiding for 10 years. For more information about Wartburg Castle, please click here.

Another celebrity of Eisenach is the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who spent his childhood here. Today the Bach House is reminiscent of Bach's musical artists of the Baroque period. The house hosts a museum, which recreates his life story and his music.

The Eisenach City Castle at the market place served formerly as a residence of the dukes of Saxe-Eisenach, later the residence of the grand dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. In addition to the offices of the city administration and the municipal archives since 1931 is the Thuringian Museum here. Admire numerous Collectibles Thuringian porcelain, fayence, jars, wrought iron and paintings of the 2nd half of the 19th century public. The exhibitions "Journey through the Thuringian Rococo - Porcelain since 1760" and "Frederick W. Rüttinger: Collected Passion" received thousands of visitors annually. Further, changing exhibitions can be found in the Marstall and in the other, already renovated rooms of the castle.

Old Town in Eisenach
Luther House

Cities worth seeing in the immediate neighborhood

Slightly faster than the above, you can reach these cities which are all less than 30 km from Oberhof:

Residence city Gotha

The city is especially popular with cultural enthusiasts as a highlight. Known for the dynasty of Sax-Coburg and Gotha, a noble family from 1826 - 1918 the countries of Thuringia and Bavaria reigned here you can discover many attractions.  The course Friedenstein Castle counts of course as a destination number one, please click here for more information.

The Ducal Museum is neo-Renaissance museum building from the 19th century. In 2013 the museum was reopened and shows since then the art collections of the Dukes of Saxe-Gotha, paintings of the Renaissance, East Asian art from Japan and China, as well as numerous sculptures of different eras. Particularly well known is the painting of 1480 "Gothaer Liebespaar" (Gotha love couple).

Duke "Ernest the Pious" in front of the Castle
Banquet Hall in the Friedenstein Castle


Art and culture unite at the Meiningen Theatre. Visit performances of various kinds, such as musical theater and drama or even concerts and puppet shows. The Eisenach State Theatre performs here also ballet and youth theater.

The other is located in the castle of Meiningen Elisabeth castle that we inform on our bottom "invironment".

The Büchnersches Hinterhaus (Büchner Back House) is a Grade I listed timber-framed house. Built in 1596 and until today been preserved, it is the oldest still existing half-timbered house of the city. Marvel at the artful designed façade of the house named in honor of the master Alfred Buchner.

Henneberg House (1894)

Famous Meiningen Court Theatre


In Suhl loads the Weapons Museum with a visit of a somewhat different nature. Here you will find on three floors and with more than 460 weapons the technical development of hand guns.

As the town hall of the friendship was in the mid of the 1970s the present Congress Centrum Suhl was built. Numerous events in the field of theater, musicals, concerts but also read evenings and flea markets will find here over the course of the year. Also located in the building and the vehicle museum, which with many exhibits and information The 100-year-old automotive history of Suhl revival.

As city hall “Friendship” mid-1970s was built the current Congress Centrum of Suhl. Numerous events in theater, musicals, concerts but also literary evenings and flea markets are here throughout the year distributed. Also the car museum with numerous exhibits and information located in the building, which recreates the 100-year history of vehicle construction in Suhl.

By the way, in Suhl is located the nearest cinema - Cineplex

Master pond with fountain

Old Town: Suhl stone path