British travellers probably wouldn’t recognise the German state of Thuringia, located just above Bavaria and close to the Czech border. But it’s played a big role in shaping both German and British history over the years. It was the birthplace of Queen Victoria’s grandmother and a favourite holiday spot for her husband, Prince Albert.

Keri Jones spoke to Barbara Geier of Visit Thuringia to find out why you should follow in Albert’s footsteps and add the area to your must-visit list.


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