Arrival in Weimar
Weimar offers a worldwide unique historic tradition. Museums, memorial places, churches and an interesting history are reminding on the life of many well-known persons. The thousand-year-old city knows many big names as for example Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Wieland, Lucas Cranch, Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Liszt. Today Weimar is a pulsating centre of art and science. Arrive early – Weimar is awaiting you with historic and culinary inner city.
Start your cycling tour with a scenic and wonderful stage through the Weimarer Land: You leave Weimar in northern direction on the Ilmradweg. Again and again there are opportunities to get off the bike and take a break in a shady park or a romantic castle dock. Plan a little more time in the bell and art city of Apolda.
Today, around Weimar, you will follow in the footsteps of the painter Lyonel Feininger, who was one of the first masters of the Bauhaus. The round tour takes you through the charming surroundings of the villages located south of Weimar in the landscape protection area “Mittleres Ilmtal” and lets you enjoy the view of many of Feininger’s favourite motifs. Glass displays often allow you to directly compare the paintings with their originals.
Via the Thuringian Stadttekette long-distance cycle path you cycle to the state capital Erfurt. On your way you will pass through Niederzimmern, where you can make a short detour to the medieval watchtower of the village, the “Wartturm. ” Once in the state capital, it is worth visiting the Krämerbrücke, the picturesque half-timbered houses, the famous cathedral and the medieval old town. Afterwards you will drive back to Weimar via Bechstedtstraß with its organ building museum in Thuringia.
Cycle today through the picturesque Ilm valley through Bad Berka with its Kneipp pool for the cyclists' calves, past the Rittergut München, via Kranichfeld with its two castles to Hohenfelden. This area is ideal for picnicking and swimming. If you go by boat in this popular recreation area, you can visit one of the numerous cafés and restaurants that invite you to take a break. The Thuringian open-air museum is also worth a visit.
Also on this day we invite you to explore the Ilmradweg again. Today’s stage continues along the romantic Ilm, where Goethe already felt reminded of Italian Tuscany: gentle hills and picturesque vineyards spread a unique flair. The stop is the idyllic spa town of Bad Sulza with its Tuscan Therme. Relax with “Liquid Sound” or in the attractive wellness area from everyday life before taking the train back to Weimar.
Departure or extension
| Season 1 |
04.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
|Weimar - based in one hotel, 7 days, Cat. A, DE-THRWE-07A|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge sgl room||300.00|
|Weimar - based in one hotel, 7 days, Cat. B, DE-THRWE-07B|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge sgl room||150.00|
Category A: Hotel Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar
Category B: 4**** Hotel Leonardo Weimar
- 3 nights in the selected category incl. Breakfast buffet
- detailed travel documents (DE)
- Tips for preparing your trip
- Tourist information
- Cycling map material
- 7-day service hotline
- Train ticket from Bad Sulza to Weimar
- Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
Weimar is conveniently located on the east/west A4 connection. From the south and north, take the A9 to the Hermsdorfer Kreuz and then continue on the A4 to the Weimar exit. Weimar station is served by ICs several times a day. The airport Erfurt/Weimar is located about 5 km from 45 km away. ( A shuttle service must be requested in writing before departure. ) The Dorint Hotel Weimar (A-variant) is located directly at the Goethepark. For the accommodation of vehicles with a maximum height of 2. 05m, the connected underground car park “Am Goethehaus” offers sufficient capacity. The price for hotel guests is 20 euros per day. Our partner hotel for the B-variant has free parking on the hotel’s own car park, but these are limited. If you park your car in this car park, please purchase a ticket and have it validated at the reception. The hotel’s own underground car park costs approx. 12 euros.
Cat. A: Hotel Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar
The Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar is idyllically situated in the centre of the cultural capital opposite the park on the Ilmund and the Goethe House. The four-star superior hotel awaits you with an exclusive ambience and perfect service. In addition to a restaurant where you can indulge in specialties of international cuisine, there is also a beer bar where original Thuringian home cooking is served. The extensive range of facilities in the hotel's own two-storey wellness area with steam bath, sauna, etc. ensures pleasant relaxation: Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, safe, free bathrobe.
Cat. B: Leonardo Hotel Weimar
The Leonardo Hotel Weimar welcomes you right in the heart of the city of Goethe! The hotel is situated just a few minutes walk from the historical old town with its various cultural and historical sights and is the ideal place to stay for cultural trips to Weimar.
The hotel provides 294 comfortable rooms with a classical design. For your culinary well-being, the excellent hotel restaurant and the cosy hotel bar leave nothing to be desired. Take it easy at the hotel’s health club with pool, sauna and fitness area or get treated in the Wellness Temple of the hotel with massages and beauty treatments. Finish the day and enjoy entertaining evenings with a game of bowling at the hotel’s own bowling alley.