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Thuringia is a state in the eastern part of Germany. For a long time the state was divided into many small duchies (like Saxe-Coburg and Gotha), which all had their small capitals. I will show you some of them.

We start our tour in Erfurt, Thuringias capital and most important city. Erfurt, which was founded in 742, however wasn't part of Thuringia until 1945 but part of the Archbishopric of Mainz. During the Middle Ages it was one of the most important German towns with more than 80 churches and the third-oldest university of todays Germany. The city, unlike almost every other important medieval German town, luckily survived WW2 without major damages.

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