"Three Gleichen" Land Thüringen Things to Do Tip by Leipzig

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  Gleichen Fortress
by Leipzig

Close to the Thuringian Forest, next to the Autobahn 4 between Gotha and Erfurt, the so-called "Three Gleichens" are situated on three individual hills. According to a legend a lightning stroke three fortresses at the same time in a stormy night in May 1231, causing huge fires that could be seen from far away. [German word gleich = like, or resembling].

I was on the Gleichen Fortress, the northernmost one, in March 2003. There is no asphalted road so you need good sneakers to climb up the hill. The path was really muddy and sometimes steep but the panorama view from top worth the struggle.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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