Region & excursion tips

Let yourself be carried away to our wonderful, diverse region in the middle of Germany. Due to its location and excellent transport links, the Hotel Meerane is perfect for day trips throughout the region. You can decide every day whether you would like to enjoy idyllic nature and beautiful landscapes or rather a wide variety of cultural offerings and the pulsating life in the big city.

Residential town of Altenburg

A real insider tip is the residential town of Altenburg In just twenty minutes by car you can reach the former Residence of Emperor Barbarossa. But not only the Altenburg Castle with the impressive castle church are worth a visit. Also a A stroll through the historic old town is always worthwhile.
And once in Altenburg, be sure to check out the regional ones Delicacies such as Altenburger goat cheese and Altenburger Liqueurs and mustard specialties (of course with an original Thuringian Rostbratwurst).

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Ore Mountains

You should not miss a trip to the nearby Ore Mountains. The large district town of Annaberg-Buchholz with the famous St. Anne's Church and the tranquil Neudorf with the famous HUSS show workshop for the Weihrichkarzl can be reached in  an hour's drive. It takes about 80 minutes to drive to Oberwiesental, the highest town in Germany.


You can also drive to the state capital of Saxony in just over an hour by car. The cultural offer of the city is huge. A visit to the Zwinger and of course the famous Green Vault should not be missed. On a stroll through the historic old town with the Frauenkirche, the Residenzschloss and the Elbe terraces, over the Augustus Bridge to the Canaletto view, you will experience why the city is also called Florence on the Elbe.


The booming city of Leipzig is also within an hour's drive.
The city describes itself as follows: “Leipzig is unique: Here tradition meets dynamism, authentic comfort meets high-tech business, classic culture meets avant-garde. With us you will experience a cosmopolitan atmosphere and plenty of room for creativity and new ideas. Come to Leipzig, because everything good is so close here: cultural highlights for music and theater lovers, shopping in modern department stores or in historical passages and courtyards, museums and galleries worth discovering and of course legendary pub miles.”

Wine-growing region Saale-Unstrut

In the idyllic wine-growing region of Saale-Unstrut you are just a good hour's drive away. In addition to the extremely scenic area, a visit to the historic town of Freyburg with the Marienkirche, the historic cellars of the Rotkummel sparkling winery and Neuenburg Castle is also recommended. The nearby Naumburg with its historic old town is also worth a detour.