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Wartburg Castle


Anna-Lena Thamm

Saxon Switzerland, Wehlgrund with Bastei bridge


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Saale valley


Joachim Negwer

Welcome to the Cultural Heart of Germany

Discover cultural treasures, hidden gems and inspiring destinations in Saxony and Thuringia

The central German federal states of Saxony and Thuringia stand for a unique wealth of culture. The region features numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Wartburg Castle in Eisenach or the Bauhaus sites in Weimar. Visitors can walk in the steps of cultural icons such as Bach or Wagner and explore where the composers lived and work. Cities and towns like Dresden, Leipzig, Görlitz, Weimar or Erfurt are full of stunning historic architecture and cultural attractions. They are also buzzing urban centres with plenty of character and perfect for discerning city breakers. Add our great outdoors, beautiful parks and gardens plus many unique festivals and events – and you’ll be sure to find something to your liking!

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