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Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Travel Guide

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Germany's traditional charm is most evident in the eastern states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. The area formed the core of the former communist German Democratic Republic (referred to by its German acronym, DDR, or its English equivalent, GDR), but there is hardly any left today. Instead an unspoiled German state of mind predominates.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Following Martin Luther Trace the path of the ultimate medieval rebel in Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisenach, and the Wartburg, and gain valuable insight into the mind and culture of a person whose ideas helped change the world.
  2. Frauenkirche in Dresden Rising like a majestic baroque phoenix, the church is a worthy symbol of a city destroyed and rebuilt from its ashes.
  3. Görlitz Balanced on the border between Germany and Poland, this architectural gem is relatively undiscovered; you'll feel as if you have the whole town to yourself.
  4. Weimar The history of Germany seems to revolve around this small town, whose past residents are a veritable who's who of the last 400 years, including Goethe, Schiller, Bach, Liszt, and Gropius.
  5. Wine tasting in the Salle-Unstrut The castle-topped, rolling hills covered in terraced vineyards are perfect for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

When To Go

When to Go

Winters in this part of Germany can be cold, wet, and dismal, so unless you plan to ski in the Harz Mountains or the Thüringer Wald, visit in l...

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