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The Krämerbrücke in Erfurt

Thuringian Basin

The most beautiful places of Eldorado

8 Days / 7 Nights
The Krämerbrücke in Erfurt

The beauty of Thuringia’s Basin is dotted by the most famous places and town of the region: Mühlhausen, Eisenach, Erfurt and Weimar. It is always a reason to dismount your bicycle along the well-developed river cycle paths – to enjoy the scenic view, historic points of interest and the very good Thuringian cuisine. You will join our opinion that cycle tours in Thuringia are an exceptional pleasure – especially in the Thuringian Basin.

Itinerary at a glance

The Werra River gorge and Normannstein Castle offer stunning views, and in the Weimar region, you'll pass by romantic castle grounds. Erfurt is fascinating with its Krämerbrücke, and you can savor Thuringian cuisine in local restaurants.

Arrival in Eisenach

Cycle on Werratal-cycle path through the wild and idyllic Werra breakthrough. You cycle past the dominating Treffurter fortress Normannstein, on flat river cyclepaths to Mühlhausen, a place with many gates and once proud owner of 59 church spires. Or you can cycle a shortcut directly to Mühlhausen.

Today you touch the geographic centre of Germany on the gate to nature park Hainich. Bad Langensalza is circumvented by an almost completely preserved fortification wall and historic old town. Continue on Unstrut cyclepath into the capital Erfurt with the medieval old town

Cross the bridge Krämerbrücke which is unique in Europe, the longest bridge that is completely covered by buildings that are still lived in. Continue your tour through farmland, via Thuringian City Trail to Weimar. The great city of German cultural heritage is 1000 years old. Great names are connected with Weimar: Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Cranach, Bach, Liszt and many more.

Today you will make a detour into the wonderful Weimarer Land: you will leave Weimar in a northerly direction on the Ilm Cycle Path. Again and again you will have the opportunity to get off your bike and take a break in a shady park or a romantic castle dock: Tiefurt Castle - the country residence of Duchess Anna Amalia -, Kromsdorf Castle or the Wieland Estate in Oßmannstedt are just a few of the highlights of this tour. Plan a little more time in Apolda, the city of bells and art.

On the very well developed Ilmtal cycle path you glide through the Thuringian Forest and Stadtilm. Continue cycling to Arnstadt – the “doll’s town” enchanting and with a 1300 year long history

Today you cycle through Thuringian regin of fortresses! Of special interest is the ensemble of three fortresses “Drei Gleichen”. The legend had there once a globe lightning incinerated all three fortresses in one go. The bright flames were widely visible and left three mysterious ruins with scenic views across the Thuringian basin. Continue along the Thuringian City Trail to Esenach.

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Route information


Usually well-developed cycle paths, or little frequented side roads, with hilly sections. Only at the entrances and exits of the townships can traffic be expected to increase. Mostly flat, partly hilly on days two and six.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***- and 4****- hotels and guest houses

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-tracks
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Eisenach train station
  • Erfurt or Weimar airport
  • Closed car park at the office of the operator, this costs approx. EUR 5 per night, no reservation possible
  • Public multi storage car park in Eisenach, this costs approx. EUR 9 per day, no reservation possible.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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