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Weimar: radial tour 7 days

Visit poets & thinkers

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7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
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Visit poets & thinkers

Follow in the footsteps of German Classicism by bike. Cycle past villages, castles, palaces, churches and historic mills, follow the comfortable cycle paths along the rivers Ilm, Saale and Gera. Enjoy Thuringian hospitality and wonderful cuisine to the fullest. Discover Erfurt with the famous Krämerbrücke and the Sverikirche, visit the university town of Jena and marvel at Carl Zeiss optics in the planetarium, use your time in Weimar for the Goethe National Museum, for the Bauhaus, and the Belvedere Palace. Be impressed by a guided tour of the Dornburg castles or the Bell and City Museum in Apolda.

Highlights

Weimar Residence Palace
The Weimar City Palace (also known as the Residenzschloss) is located in the center of Weimar at the northern end of the Ilmpark. The palace is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar".

Residenzschloss Weimar

Optical Museum Jena
Next to the "Volkshaus" is the "Optical Museum". It owns the most valuable collection of optical instruments such as telescope and microscope. A special exhibit is a silver sundial with compass and lunar calendar from 1576. The museum also owns the world's largest collection of eyeglasses.

Optisches Museum Jena

Planetarium
Inaugurated in 1926, it is now the oldest of its kind. The engineers Bauersfeld and Dischinger were the first to use the so-called shell construction in the construction of the dome, which represented a significant structural innovation.

Planetarium

Jena Botanical Garden
The Jena Botanical Garden is the second oldest garden of its kind in Germany after Leipzig - which was founded in 1580. Numerous famous personalities worked here, especially Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who arranged the laying of a water pipe in 1794.

Botanischer Garten Jena

Hohenfelden Reservoir
An extensive recreational park has developed around the reservoir, which includes the following facilities and amenities:
The largest Thuringian camping site, vacation homes, promenade, with bathing beaches thermal bath, restaurants, boat rental, game reserve, climbing forest (from 6 years).

Stausee Hohenfelden

Weimar: radial tour 7 days

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Bike tour
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Dorint Hotel
(Category A)

The Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar is idyllically located in the center of the cultural capital opposite the Park an der Ilmund the Goethehaus. 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. For pleasant relaxation, the extensive offer of the hotel's own, two-story wellness area with steam bath, sauna and Co. The equipment includes, among other things: Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a safe, and a free bathrobe.

Dorint Hotel

Hotel Leonardo
(Category B)

The comfort hotel Leonardo offers spacious modern rooms with bathtub, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, TV and WLAN. Pleasure and relaxation are written large with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness area at the Hotel Leonardo . The breakfast and à la carte restaurant Esplanade with outdoor terrace offers international cuisine as well as Thuringian specialties. In addition, a cozy bistro, two bowling alleys, billiards and a cozy bar.

Leonardo Hotel

tour

Arrive on time and discover Weimar's unique cultural and historical tradition during a first walking tour.

Start your cycling tour with a scenic stage through the Weimarer Land: You leave Weimar in northern direction on the Ilmradweg. 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. Plan some more time in the bell and art city Apolda.

Born in New York in 1871, Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger was a German-American painter, graphic artist and caricaturist. Feininger did not come to painting until he was 36 years old. Before that, he worked for a long time as a commercial caricaturist for various German, French and US newspapers and magazines. He subjected his work to harsh self-critical scrutiny and, based on his caricatures, developed a very distinctive style of painting. In his paintings he abstracts his objects and exaggerates them creatively. The strength and expression of Feininger's style achieved in this way influenced numerous contemporary artists and established his importance and success. In his works, Feininger often took up pictorial motifs and compositions from his own caricatures and sketches. His pictures of churches and village centers in the Weimar region of Thuringia, for example, have become famous. Today's cycling stage leads from the Bauhaus University in Weimar to the artist's first studio and out into the countryside. From village to village you cycle to the stone bridge in Oberweimar and through the Goethe Park with Belvedere Castle back to Weimar.

Through the dreamy hinterland and on the cycle path of the Thuringian city chain you cycle today to the beautiful state capital Erfurt. On the way, small villages with cozy inns invite you to try Thuringian cuisine. You will reach Erfurt freshly invigorated. The imposing ensemble of the cathedral and St. Severi's Church greets you from afar. But you can also look forward to the famous historical Krämerbrücke, built from both sides, and the town hall on one of the most remarkable squares of the city, the fish market, and to an interesting guided tour of the city. If you wish, you can also enjoy the return trip to Weimar by train on your own.

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 leisurely break. The Thuringian open-air museum is also worth a visit.

This stage takes you on your last day of cycling to the memorial town of Buchenwald, which is located on the Ettersberg high above Weimar. The strenuous climb is rewarded with sweeping views of the Thuringian Basin. A stage in beautiful surroundings that brings ambivalent feelings. You should plan at least 3 hours for the visit of the memorial cities.

Weimar and its surroundings offer so much that you are welcome to extend.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 6 nights in the chosen category incl. breakfast buffet
  • detailed travel documents
  • Tips for preparing your trip
  • Tourist information
  • Cycling map material
  • 7-day service hotline
Things to know about the Weimar radial tour, 7 days

Below you will find specific information about the Weimar radial tour, 7 days. If you have any further questions about this tour, just give us a call: Tel: 06421 - 886890.

We recommend:

Order a Weimar Card for €32.50 p.p. right away when you book. This card is your perfect companion for 48 hours of cultural stay in Weimar: You can participate free of charge in a guided city tour, visit numerous museums and ride the city bus.

Weimar Card

Parking possibility

Leonardo Hotel: hotel parking free of charge / underground parking 15 euros a night reservation requested, payable on site.

Dorint Hotel: underground parking at the Goethehaus 23 € per day (maximum height 2.05 m)

Condition of the cycle paths

This bike tour mostly takes place on well-maintained bike paths and on side roads with little traffic. When entering and leaving the destinations, such as Erfurt, heavier traffic and stretches on motor roads are to be expected. Pleasure cyclists but also e-bike riders get their money's worth here.

Equipment of the rental bikes

On site, 7-speed and 21-speed unisex bikes and electric bikes (hub gears) are available. The bikes are equipped with bike bag, repair kit, air pump and spare tube.

Extra costs, which are not included in the tour price

Culture promotion tax in Weimar (per night this amounts to 2,- € to 3,- € per person)

7 days hotline service

If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises are waiting for you: We are available 7 days a week for you and organize help as soon as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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