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Gera is a city in the German state of Thuringia. Gera has been a major centre for the textile industry in the region and the main residence of the House of Reuss. As such, the city has considerable historical significance, from stately homes to fabulous art galleries and museums.

Whether you are travelling alone or with a group, renting a camper van is the perfect way to discover Gera and the surrounding country. To begin your adventure, hire a campervan rental with one of our motorhomebookers.com partners in Gera.

Top 5 facts about Gera

  1. Gera was the birthplace of Otto Dix, one of Germany’s most celebrated painters, and visitors can learn about his life and see many of his works at the Otto Dix Haus.
  2. Haus Schulenburg: Paul Schulenburg was a local textile manufacturer and art collector, and his Art Nouveau-style villa serves as a museum and art gallery, with a magnificent garden and courtyard.
  3. Hofwiesenpark is Gera’s largest public park and offers public art, gardens, outdoor activities and live performances.
  4. High above the White Elster River, Schloss Osterstein is the oldest building in Gera, having overlooked the city for around 900 years.
  5. The magnificent baroque building known as Orangerie has served many purposes over the centuries and is now home to one of the city’s premier art collections.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Gera

There is so much to see when you book a motorhome rental in Gera. The city’s history with the lucrative textile trade and as the former capital of the Principality of Reuss-Gera has left Gera with a rich past, and both can be explored in detail in the Stadtmuseum. Both Orangerie and Haus Schulenburg house magnificent art galleries and gardens, while the Museum für Naturkunde, or Natural History Museum, offers glimpses into the region’s unique ecology and geology. Gera is also the home of Otto Dix, one of the most famous German painters of the early 20th century. His birthplace can be found in Otto Dix Haus, and the building has been converted into a museum dedicated to his life and works.

Other historical places of interest in Gera include the 15th-century beer cellars known as Historische Geraer Höhler, the Late Gothic church Marienkirche, and the remains of the early medieval castle Schloss Osterstein. You can wander through Hofwiesenpark, Gera’s largest public park, as well as Dahliengarten, home to many varieties of dahlias. Finally, come to Marktplatz in the city’s old town centre and stroll around its various stalls on any market day. While there, head up to the top of Rathaus Gera, Gera’s town hall, to get a fantastic view of the city.

This makes Gera particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Once you hire a camper van rental in Gera, you will find there is much to experience outside the city. The Vogtland Reeves Cultural Trail will take you south from Gera to various sites associated with the Reeves dynasty, who ruled the Vogtland region during the Middles Ages. This route will take you through historic towns like Weida and Wünschendorf and offers stops at castles and monasteries. Another excellent scenic drive just out of Gera is the Towns of Thuringia Route, which will take you to the scenic towns of Eisenach, Gotha, Weimer and more. These towns offer historical insight and beautiful forested scenery.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Gera

The nearest major airport to Gera is in Leipzig. Alternatively, you can reach Gera by train from Leipzig or Berlin. Wherever you are in Gera, motorhomebookers.com will help you find motorhome rental partners.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Gera

Gera is a city of history and culture and a great place to begin exploring this region of Germany. Contact motorhomebookers.com to begin your motorhome journey in Gera.

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