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.
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.