Today, this place surrounded by mountains can be easily reached by modern means of transport. It is renowned beyond its frontiers for its long tradition in manufacturing, finest hunting rifles, the Simson motorbike era, the German folk musician Herbert Roth, as well as Thuringian sausages and dumplings.
Yet there are lots of things to discover in and around the city blessed with a wealth of nature, making it Germany’s largest recreation place in the green heart of Germany. Old mining paths, like mysterious treasures, are waiting to be explored. And hence right under your feet, myths and stories about giants, gnomes & heroes just might come alive.