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We travelled to Apolda because we read about the museum of the former German Democratic Republic which shows lots of artifacts of the daily life of the GDR.
So on a bleak day day we took a short trip between visiting Weimar and Erfurt and ended up in the "a bit depressing" looking Apolda. Since we arrived around lunch time on a Saturday all the shops were already closed. Also a lot of shops are empty. Obviously, the town has seen better times. Let's hope that it will improve again in the future.
No doubt, the town will make a much better impression in the summer sun :)
The town was first mentioned in 1119 as Appolde, an area with lots of apple trees.
- In a nutshell:A town for special interests like the former GDR and bells.
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