"Schloss Elgersburg near Ilmenau along Autobahn 71" Elgersburg by lonestar_philomath

Elgersburg Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 16 photos

Minas El-Tirith in Geratal-Mittelerde?

Celtic for "Willkommen auf der Elgersburg in Thüringen!" or "Welcome to Elgersburg in Thurigen".

On 06 May, 2007 I was driving along the A71 to visit Erfurt and Weimar. After passing through the tunnels, I spotted a small Schloss/castle from the autobahn sticking up like a sore thumb against the mountain. I was determined to visit this Schloss on my return later that afternoon. Here is a street scene of a local horse back riding. People in Ilmenau were very congenial!

Elgersburg was for a long time a spa or "Kurort".

Schloss Elgersburg

This Schloss was seen so clearly from the autobahn but hard to locate from the street. You definitely need a car to get here. You can barely make out the Schloss through the trees from the street below in town.

  • Last visit to Elgersburg: May 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2008 at 4:36 AM

    Hi, Michael! It was a nice trip! I like to visit such places!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 6:01 AM

    Hi there, a suitable translation would be: "Since 1228, a monk stone stood here as a border stone of Mönchheide" Mönch means monk, but I have no idea if a Mönchstein is only a stone made by monks or some fixed term.


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