"near Eisenach, Germany - Drei Gleichen Castles" Europe Favorite Tip by Leipzig

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

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  • Written Apr 27, 2003
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