Our excursion tips

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:


Gotha Ducal Museum

Gotha Ducal Museum

Diverse art collections in changing exhibitions

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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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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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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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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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Casemates

Casemates

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

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ArtForum in Gotha

ArtForum in Gotha

Changing exhibitions of contemporary art

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Museum of nature

Museum of nature

Leopard, panda, bear, crocodile, penguin, peregrine falcon, orangutan, seal and all kinds of birds are waiting for you.…

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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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Further interesting tips that will make your stay even more exciting

Gotha celebrates 600 years of GOTHARDUSFEST

Gotha celebrates 600 years of GOTHARDUSFEST

Gotha celebrates 600 years of GOTHARDUSFEST

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Climbing Forest in Bad Tabarz

Climbing Forest in Bad Tabarz

Climbing for the whole family

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Bicycle rental is now possible

Bicycle rental is now possible

Explore Gotha and its surroundings by bike

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Ride with the historic tram

Ride with the historic tram

Adventure tour with the historic tram

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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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