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Thuringia, the green heart of Germany.


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  • 7–9 June: This year's "Thuringia Day" takes place in Sondershausen. More than 150,000 visitors are expected.

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Postcard from 1925 celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Schmalkaldic League

The Schmalkaldic League (English: /ʃmɔːlˈkɔːldɪk/; German: Schmalkaldischer Bund; [Foedus Smalcaldicum or Liga Smalcaldica] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) was a defensive alliance of Lutheran princes within the Holy Roman Empire during the mid-16th century. Although originally started for religious motives soon after the start of the Protestant Reformation, its members eventually intended for the League to replace the Holy Roman Empire as their source of political allegiance. While it was not the first alliance of its kind, unlike previous formations, such as the League of Torgau, the Schmalkaldic League had a substantial military force to defend its political and religious interests. It received its name from the town of Schmalkalden, which is located in modern Thuringia.

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Main article on the History of Thuringia

Lucas Cranach (I) workshop - Martin Luther (Uffizi).jpg
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1455 Abduction of the Saxon Princes - 16th century The Reformation - 1525 Battle of Frankenhausen - 1806 Battle of Jena–Auerstedt - 1817 Wartburg Festival - 1920s Weimar National Assembly - 1937–45 Buchenwald concentration camp


Districts (including county towns where the name is different from the district):

1. Wappen Landkreis Altenburger Land.svg Altenburger Land (Altenburg)
2. Wappen Landkreis Eichsfeld.svg Eichsfeld (Heilbad Heiligenstadt)
3. Wappen Landkreis Gotha.svg Gotha
4. Wappen Landkreis Greiz.svg Greiz
5. Wappen Landkreis Hildburghausen.svg Hildburghausen
6. Wappen Ilm-Kreis.svg Ilm-Kreis (Arnstadt)
7. Wappen Kyffhäuserkreis.svg Kyffhäuserkreis (Sondershausen)
8. Wappen Landkreis Nordhausen.svg Nordhausen
9. Wappen Saale-Holzland-Kreis.svg Saale-Holzland-Kreis (Eisenberg)
10. Wappen Saale-Orla-Kreis.svg Saale-Orla-Kreis (Schleiz)
11. Wappen Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.svg Saalfeld-Rudolstadt (Saalfeld/Saale)
12. Wappen Landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen.svg Schmalkalden-Meiningen (Meiningen)
13. Wappen Landkreis Sömmerda.svg Sömmerda
14. Wappen Landkreis Sonneberg.svg Sonneberg
15. Wappen Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.svg Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis (Mühlhausen)
16. Wappen Wartburgkreis.svg Wartburgkreis (Bad Salzungen)
17. Wappen Landkreis Weimarer Land.svg Weimarer Land (Apolda)



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About 100 two- and four-wheeled vintage vehicles from the GDR were taking part in the 8th veteran-rally in eastern Thuringia in 1985: Goal was the "carpet city" Münchenbernsdorf in the district of Greiz.

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