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Saalfeld is a town in Germany, located in the district of Thuringia. It is situated by the Saale River 30 miles south of German cultural capital Weimar between Leipzig and Nuremberg. The population of the Saalfeld district is 120.000 residents. It is best known internationally as the former capital of the branch of the House of Wettin, known among English speakers as the Windsors, that is today's British royal family. Saalfeld is one of the ancient towns of Thuringia, founded in the 7th century. Saalfeld is a wonderful holiday attraction, where you can visit the local landmarks and eat at the restaurants.

Top Attractions Within Saalfeld

Thuringia Forest is the place in Saalfeld, located between the mountains and lakes of the Thuringian Forest. As such, there is a wealth of outdoor options including hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, sailing and many other sports. In wintertime, tourists can opt for skiing, skating and other activities. It is a great place for both children and adults.

Saalfelder Feengrotten is a wonderful place in Saalfeld. The tour of the Fairies Cave is very informative, relaxed, knowledgeable and diverse. The caves show the history of mining, the hard work in the mines and the great world of the cave with its stalactites and stalagmites. There are many minerals, crystals and other stones exhibits which are explained using a multimedia system.

Chateau of Belvedere is located 21 miles away from Saalfeld and it is a wonderful palace with many artifacts. The best part of the castle it is beautiful gardens and the Orangerie. If you come up during cherry season you can cross to the cherry orchard and grab a snack. It is a great place to take a stroll, and if you are lucky you can take part in a concert.

Thuringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg is a wonderful castle located 5 miles away from Saalfeld and it should not be missed. The palace is a beautiful baroque castle with many rooms and interesting collection of arms and a natural history collection.