The former “window into the GDR” – the Thüringer Warte tower near Ludwigsstadt
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The former “window into the GDR” – the Thüringer Warte tower near Ludwigsstadt

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Up to the most northerly lookout point in Bavaria: the Thüringer Warte tower near Ludwigsstadt is less then 200 metres away from the border between Bavaria and Thuringia (which was previously part of the GDR).

Up to the most northerly lookout point in Bavaria: the Thüringer Warte tower is less then 200 metres away from the border between Bavaria and Thuringia (which was previously part of the GDR). The observation tower was a “window into the GDR” up until the fall of the Berlin wall. A permanent exhibition inside the tower gives you a look back at this time. And even today it offers a unique view over Upper Franconia and Thuringia, making the approximately half hour hike from Ludwigsstadt worthwhile. You can find hiking maps at the tourist information point, about a ten-minute walk from the station.   

Arrival
Thüringer Warte tower
Gräfenthaler Straße 1
96337 Ludwigsstadt
Next station
Ludwigsstadt

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