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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.

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  • In a nutshell:A town for special interests like the former GDR and bells.
  • Last visit to Apolda: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Hello, Sonja! I see it's a nice town with a lot of sites... Thanx for sharing ...

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Haha, this museum must have been a lot of fun! I love the name :-) And oops, learned something today, poor doberman dogs, bred to help collecting taxes...

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Wow loved the architecture around here & the lovely Churches = Hope you weren't too tired with dragging your suitcase around!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    Its an interesting place to visit. I have been to Dresden,Lipzig, and Missen but not here. These museums seem a good place to learn former GDR historical facts.

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    The museum looks interesting, sad to see that they are suffering in the current economy. Too bad about the luggage too, hope you packed light!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    The Stadthaus and Rathaus are quite impressive. Lots of museums here too.

  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Interesting page/city!Pity that you were not allowed to take fotos at the museum!Thank you for your nice comments on my Jinja page!!!Hope that you had a good time in Poland?!Greetings Herwig

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    A shame so much was closed, but the museum appears to have been worth the trip ;-) I like the Dobermann statue too (despite not liking dobermanns!)

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Thank you for dropping by :) This town looks so pretty, so sad to see places suffering perhaps a sign of the times.

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 1:09 AM

    Shame you had to drag your suitcases around the town with you! Yes, it must look better on a sunny day! Interesting page though.


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