Gotha and the Thuringian Forest are recommended at any time of the year. Culture, history and nature meet here in an impressive way.

Beautiful hiking trails, impressive sights and events all year round. And all without the hustle and bustle. This is how you experience and relax today.

Our recommendations for trips, hikes, concerts, markets and more:


Friedenstein Palace in Gotha

Friedenstein Palace in Gotha

This baroque complex is our pride and joy! After all, it is Germany's largest baroque palace complex from the 17th…

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ArtForum in Gotha

ArtForum in Gotha

Changing exhibitions of contemporary art

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Ekhof- Theater

Ekhof- Theater

The Ekhof Theater, in the west tower of the Friedenstein Castle, is the only theater still functioning stage machinery…

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Museum of nature

Museum of nature

Leopard, panda, bear, crocodile, penguin, peregrine falcon, orangutan, seal and the whole variety of birds are waiting…

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The Rennsteig

The Rennsteig

Discover Thuringia's most beautiful hiking trail. At 169.3 km above the ridge of the Thuringian Forest and the…

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Castle Friedenstein

Castle Friedenstein

Castle Friedenstein This baroque complex is our pride! After all, it is Germany's largest baroque castle complex…

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Castle Museum

Castle Museum

Castle Museum The castle museum is part of the Castle Friedenstein built in 1643 and is anything but "dusty". Here…

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Casemates

Casemates

As the largest early Baroque fortress, the Gotha Castle Friedenstein was originally surrounded by a strong Baroque…

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Animal park – small but nice

Animal park – small but nice

About 140 species with a total of 850 animals can be admired on about 6 acres. The animals can be petted in the petting…

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Kulturhaus Gotha (Culture House Gotha)

Kulturhaus Gotha (Culture House Gotha)

The Kulturhaus Gotha was originally built as a cinema and opened in 1940. After its conversion in 1973, the Kulturhaus…

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Saurians – The Invention of Prehistory

Saurians – The Invention of Prehistory

Exhibition from 06.02.2021 - 24.04.2022

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Back in Gotha again! – The lost masterpieces

Back in Gotha again! – The lost masterpieces

Special exhibition of the lost masterpieces

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The Wartburg

The Wartburg

Visit the historical highlight

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The largest aquarium and terrarium zoo in central Germany.

The largest aquarium and terrarium zoo in central Germany.

The largest aquarium and terrarium zoo in central Germany.

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One of the “most colourful show caves in the world”.

One of the “most colourful show caves in the world”.

One of the "most colourful show caves in the world".

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Dwarf Park Trusetal

Dwarf Park Trusetal

Zipfel on in the Thuringian Forest

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Treetop path

Treetop path

One of the most beautiful treetop trails in Germany

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Our tips for trips for the winter holidays

Our tips for trips for the winter holidays

Whether "Gotsch Helau", skiing or a visit to a museum - there is something for everyone this weekend Exciting…

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egapark Erfurt

egapark Erfurt

Colorful flower splendor, charming garden culture and exciting events: that offers the egapark Erfurt in the middle of…

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