[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30349] The medieval castle Burg Gleichen was first mentioned in 1034. It is one of three medieval castles that are located on three isolated hill tops between Gotha and Arnstadt. The other two castles are Mühlburg Castle and Wachsenburg Castle. Legend has it that during a spring thunderstorm in 1231 all three strongholds were set to flames by the same lightning bolt. Since then they are known as “Drei Gleichen” (three resembling ones).
The long distance cycling path (Radfernweg) “Thüringer Städtekette”, a 225 km long route which connects seven of Thuringia’s most beautiful towns, provides good views of the three castles. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
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