"Welcome to APOLDA & SAALE VALLEY" Apolda by Leipzig

Apolda Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 107 photos

Apolda is located in Thuringia, 15km north of Jena. The town looks back on 1000 years of history. In the early 20th century the car maker "Apollo-Werke AG" built here the cars Apollo and Piccolo. What most people do not know the Doberman was breed here by Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834 - 1894) .
The nearby Saale Valley has always attracted kings and dukes to built their lodges and castles here. it is also Germany's northernmost wine-growing region. An ideal place for hiking and cycling.
I was here in July 2003 for an excursion with my class. I spent one week in Dorndorf, a small village on the Elbe near Jena.

  • Last visit to Apolda: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Christian, lovely little page about this gem of Thuringia. Well done.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Just visited Apolda on Saturday. After Weimar I thought I was in a different country.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 12:27 PM

    Hi Christian, glad to see you've been back online. Nice photos here! I visited Apolda once, in about 1970 or so. My cousin Manfred used to live in Apolda, before moving to Nordhausen.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 11:28 PM

    Saale Valley looks like very beautiful area. Besides wine is here :-)))

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 8:19 AM

    never heard of it, but looks interesting!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 8:34 AM

    Outstanding page!!!!!! Lovely town and beautiful fotos!!! Great work!!!!!

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 2:38 AM

    wow, wunderschöne Ecke. Great page as usual!!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2003 at 12:51 AM

    Dorndorf....die Knef hatte es in einem ihrer Lieder erwaehnt......what an enchanting page with an awesome Travelouge, thanx Chris

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2003 at 7:47 AM

    Wonderful page! These castles look wonderful - looks like a fabulous holiday region!!

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 7:06 AM

    Excellent page, Chris, wanted to see what you had new and came upon this wonderful place! Thanks!


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