Resort Cursdorf

Welcome to Cursdorf - pure nature in the Thuringian Forest

The Historical Glass Apparatus Museum was founded on October 29, 1999. Today it is located in the village community center of the Cursdorf community, in the highest town in the mountain railway region near the Rennsteig in the southern Thuringian Forest.
Experience for yourself how former physics teaching aids are shown in their function here - unique to this extent in Germany.
Marvel at the fascinating effects of the various tubes.
In 1876, Robert Götze, who was born and raised in Cursdorf and was a student of Heinrich Geißler, set up his own business in the university town of Leipzig. He brought his nephews, the Preßler brothers, from Cursdorf and trained them.
At the turn of the century, Otto Preßler founded their own companies in Leipzig and Rudolf Preßler in Cursdorf. These three companies made a name for themselves worldwide in the fields of thermometry, X-ray technology, gas discharge physics and photoelectronics as well as through the production of high-quality physics teaching materials.
These tubes, made here in Cursdorf with exceptional craftsmanship, can be admired in their own museum in the newly designed village community center. They are not only shown but – unique to this extent in Germany – demonstrated in their function. Marvel at the fascinating effects of the various tubes!

Opening hours:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
closed on Mondays

The princely adventure worlds of Schwarzburg Castle
In the middle of forested mountains, Schwarzburg Castle towers majestically above the Schwarzatal and invites visitors to discover the Imperial Hall and the treasures of the Weapons Museum - in the Princely Armory Schwarzburg. The extensive weapons collection of over 5,000 objects and the picturesque landscape make Schwarzburg Castle an interesting excursion destination at any time of the year.
The history of the armory began as a central weapons depot for the Counts of Schwarzburg in the 16th century and developed into a valuable collection of German weapons history in Thuringia.

Please note the information on the website:
Schlossstr. 1a, 07427 Schwarzburg

 Phone: 036730-399630 E-Mail:

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (April – Oct); Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Nov – March)

Photo above: Imperial Hall - Photo below: historical fountain in front of the armory

Welcome to the House of Nature in Goldisthal

The natural experience for young and old to participate in.
The 3-storey half-timbered building of the former 18th century inn “Zum meine Mann” has been lovingly restored and now serves in a new function to rediscover nature as our partner. The exhibition in the “Haus der Natur” is child-friendly and conveys environmental education in a playful way.
The focus of the exhibition is the forest. This is presented in an eventful and sensual way. Scientifically based, but understandable for young and old, the exhibition conveys special forest experiences using a variety of aids.
The history of the region from gold mining, the charcoal burners, to the use of water power for mills or today's energy production is presented in a clear way in the House of Nature.
The walk through the exhibition is accompanied by various games, listening stations with regional legends, videos and animations.

Phone: +49 (0) 36781 249531
Gemeinde Goldisthal, Haus der Natur, Goldberg 2, 98746 Goldisthal

Fröbelmuseum Oberweißbach
In Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace, the pretty half-timbered house on the market, the old tradition of selling antiques has come to life again.
The creaking wooden stairs of the approximately 400-year-old building lead up to the museum, which is dedicated to the great preschool teacher and founder of kindergartens. In an exhibition, the guest learns a lot of interesting facts about the life and work of the city's greatest son and the world-renowned preschool teacher. The toys on display, folding, braiding and threading techniques and much more, always bring back beautiful childhood memories for adults. The little guests can let their imagination run wild while playing with wooden building blocks or tablets. Trying out Fröbel's folding techniques is always a nice and interesting challenge.
The in-house Olitätstubchen provides information about the use of local medicinal herbs and reveals many secrets of the remedies.
On the ground floor there is a tourist information office and a shop with a wide range of Fröbel's toys and activities, wooden toys and much more.

Memorialmuseum Friedrich Fröbel
Markt 10
98744 Schwarzatal OT Oberweißbach

Phone: 036705 62123

Our excursion tip:
Welcome to the fairy grotto adventure world - show grotto & natural healing tunnels
The Saalfeld fairy grottoes are considered “Thuringia’s wonder deep in the mountains”. They were created from a former mine and today attract numerous visitors as the “most colorful show grottos in the world”. A fascinating underground world and other attractions await you. Breathe the purest mine air in the natural healing tunnel of the fairy grottoes and become an explorer in the Grottoneum adventure museum. Let yourself be enchanted in the magical fairy world adventure forest.

Phone: 03671/55040; 

Saalfelder Feengrotten, Feengrottenweg 2; 07318 Saalfeld                                                   

Opening times fairy grottoes and grottos:                                                                                               May – November 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / November – April 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (closed in January)
Fairy world and outdoor area May – October daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Haflingergestüt Meura
In the Thuringian Forest on the outskirts of Meura you will find the Haflinger Stud Meura. For almost 50 years and currently with around 350 horses, it is the largest company in Europe dedicated to breeding Haflingers and noble blood Haflingers. In addition to the traditional breeding, horses are trained here professionally and in a variety of ways.
The well-filled calendar of events offers a lot: pasture turning in April, big foal show in June, two stud farm parades in August, tournament in September and the Christmas gala in December. For many years, the production of mare's milk as a premium milk and thus hygienic and high-quality food or its processing into cosmetics or liqueur has been an important part of the stud farm's activities. With a riding holiday or holiday you can take part in stud life up close.

98744 Meura, Ortsstraße 116 

Phone: 036701/31151

Morassina – show mine & healing tunnels
A fairytale world awaits you underground. Nature has created a unique ensemble of stalactite and sinter formations here, which is unparalleled in its splendor of colors and variety of shapes.
The majority of the guided route is barrier-free and accessible for wheelchair users.
A combination of natural beauty and technical monument with relics of mining activity of high cultural and historical value awaits you. Almost all of the stamping has been preserved in its original condition. For this reason, the Morassina show mine entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1996.

Opening hours: Please note the publications on the website.

Morassina Schaubergwerk & Heilstollentherapie                                                                  Schwefelloch 1
98739 Schmiedefeld

Phone: 036701/61577
Fax: 036701/20735