#10 - Beerberg

Mountain #10 - Beerberg

Bad Frankenhausen - Highlights

  • Panorama Museum: The Panorama Museum is an outstanding work of art that houses the famous panorama painting "Early Civil Revolution in Germany" by the painter Werner Tübke. The museum offers a fascinating insight into German history.
  • Kyffhäuser Monument: The Kyffhäuser Monument is an impressive statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I, located on the summit of Kyffhäuser Mountain. It is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside.
  • Barbarossa Cave: The Barbarossa Cave is a natural dripstone cave discovered in the 19th century. Visitors can take a guided tour of the cave and admire the fascinating formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Bad Frankenhausen Castle: Bad Frankenhausen Castle is a historic building built in the Renaissance style. Today it houses a museum that provides information about the history of the town. The castle itself and the surrounding gardens are also worth a visit.
  • Solewerk Bad Frankenhausen: The Solewerk is a modern wellness and adventure pool that offers relaxation and fun for the whole family. It has various pools, slides and saunas where you can relax and be pampered.

Erfurt - Highlights

  • Domplatz: The Domplatz is the central square in Erfurt and is surrounded by many historic buildings. Here you will find Erfurt Cathedral, an imposing Gothic cathedral, as well as the Severi Church and the Old Town Hall.
  • Krämerbrücke: The Krämerbrücke is one of the city's most famous landmarks. It is a walkable bridge, completely covered with half-timbered houses, which leads over the Gera. There are numerous arts and crafts shops and cafés on the bridge.
  • Petersberg Citadel: The Petersberg Citadel is a well-preserved baroque fortress complex on a hill in Erfurt. It offers an impressive view over the city and today houses, among other things, a hotel, a restaurant and various cultural events.
  • Augustinian Monastery: The Augustinian Monastery is a former monastery where Martin Luther lived as a monk. Today you can visit the Luther monument, the museum "Luther in the Augustinian Monastery" and an idyllic monastery courtyard.
  • Angermuseum: The Angermuseum is one of the most important art museums in Thuringia. It houses an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and graphic works from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • Old Synagogue: The Old Synagogue in Erfurt is a medieval synagogue that is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Europe. Today it houses a museum on Jewish history and culture.

Arnstadt - Highlights

  • Bach Church: The Bach Church (St. Boniface) is a famous church where the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach was organist. The church is important both architecturally and musically.
  • Castle Museum: The Arnstadt Castle Museum is located in the historic castle building and presents an extensive collection on the town's history and the culture of the region. It also houses the oldest preserved puppet theatre in the world.
  • Riedtor: The Riedtor is a medieval town gate and one of Arnstadt's landmarks. It dates from the 14th century and is an impressive example of historic town architecture.
  • Liebfrauenkirche: The Liebfrauenkirche is a 14th century Gothic church with an impressive façade. It also houses a number of altars of artistic and historical value.
  • Neideck Castle Ruin: The Neideck Castle Ruin is located just outside Arnstadt and is a picturesque ruin of a Renaissance castle. The remains offer a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside.
  • Neideck Tower: The Neideck Tower is a lookout tower near the Neideck Castle Ruin. From here you have a fantastic view of Arnstadt and the surrounding nature.
  • Market Fountain: The market fountain on Arnstadt's market square is a historical monument built in the 17th century. It is decorated with sculptures and reliefs and serves as a popular meeting place in the town.
  • Town church: The Arnstadt Town Church (St. Marien) is an impressive church with a richly decorated façade and a historic organ. It was built in the 12th century and is an important religious building in the town.

Mountain #10 - Beerberg, Thuringia

Thuringia, located in central Germany, is a state spanning 16,171 square kilometres, making it the sixth smallest among the sixteen German states. It has a population of approximately 2.1 million people. The capital and largest city of Thuringia is Erfurt, and other notable cities include Jena, Gera, and Weimar. Thuringia shares borders with Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony. Since the late 19th century, it has earned the nickname "the green heart of Germany" (das grüne Herz Deutschlands) due to its extensive and dense forest areas. The majority of Thuringia lies within the Saale drainage basin, which is a left-bank tributary of the Elbe River.

At 982.9 metres, the Beerberg is the highest mountain in Thuringia.

Suhl - Highlights

  • Suhl Weapons Museum: The Weapons Museum is one of the oldest and most extensive weapons museums in Germany. It presents an impressive collection of historical weapons, hunting trophies and armour.
  • Vehicle Museum Suhl: The Vehicle Museum displays a variety of historic vehicles, including motorbikes, cars and bicycles. It offers an interesting insight into the history of vehicle construction in the region.
  • Suhl Castle: Suhl Castle is a baroque castle from the 18th century. Today it houses the town archives and the registry office. The castle garden invites visitors to stroll and linger.
  • Ottilienbad: The Ottilienbad is a popular leisure and adventure pool in Suhl. It has indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, saunas and wellness areas.
  • St. Marien Church: The Church of St. Marien is a Gothic hall church from the 14th century. It impresses with its historic architecture and houses valuable works of art such as the winged altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Bad Frankenhausen/Kyffhäuser asked for just a Cappuccino 4,10Euros, no way: in Sömmerda Cafe Seiler gave me coffee and a Quarktasche for 2,70Euros... Erfurt visiting the inner city and then a lunch break in Arnstadt,  where JS Bach had his first job. Into a long valley and climbing Rennsteig, Beerberg was then just a small detour. Steep downhill to Suhl, car and weapons museum there and on to Meiningen. A campsite way above the city center.