Wartburg Castle


Anna-Lena Thamm



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Saxon Switzerland, Wehlgrund with Bastei bridge


Sebastian Rose

Saale valley


Joachim Negwer

Welcome to the Cultural Heart of Germany

Dear website visitor,

Across the world, the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has changed everyday life and, of course, travel. Like many other countries, Germany has enacted measures to keep the population safe and curb the spread of the virus, which means that also in the Cultural Heart of Germany regions of Saxony and Thuringia events have been cancelled and shops, museums, cinemas, restaurants, bars and pubs are closed. The German government will be reviewing these measures after Easter and we will update you accordingly.

But for now – stay home, stay healthy! Let us remain optimistic that travel and holidays will be possible again in the not too distant future. We’re happy that you came to our site and hope that you find some inspiration for your next trip. Take care!

For more detailed information on the situation and restrictions in both regions please see here:



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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