If you want to star in your own fairytale then you need to head to Erfurt, the capital city of the Thuringia region. Medieval bridges, captivating cathedrals and colourful squares merge to create one of the cutest hidden gems in Europe I’ve ever visited.
But the region of Thuringia, an area I’ll admit I had never heard of until earlier this year, deserves more of your time than just a flying city visit to Erfurt. Combining visits to nearby Weimar and Gotha make for the perfect week vacation, especially for those who appreciate classical culture and the arts as this region, part of the cultural heart of Germany, is exploding with both.
My journey didn’t start in Erfurt, but being the place that captured my heart the most during my trip to Germany, it’s the base I think you should use as a temporary home to explore the region