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The small state of Thuringia with about 2.2 million inhabitants is a German federal state. The largest city and the provincial capital is Erfurt with more than 200,000 inhabitants. Thuringia is a landlocked country , bordering Saxony, Saxony -Anhalt , Lower Saxony , Hesse and Bavaria. The transport network will take some years continued to expand , because the state has experienced a major backlog . However, most major projects to be completed by 2020 at the latest . As for the air traffic , so there is in the Thuringian the Erfurt Airport and Leipzig -Altenburg Airport . Thuringia is one of the most water-rich countries, notably the Schönbrunn dam and the Leibis – light are important for the State drinking water reservoirs . In Thuringia , specifically in Goldisthal , incidentally, is the largest German pumped storage plant for renewable energy. Economically, it came in the Free State by the restructuring of the market economy and accession to the FRG to several crises. Today, mainly ceramics, toys, textiles , wood and glass are made . Especially the automotive and mechanical engineering, tool and hardware productions , as well as the equipment manufacturing and electrical engineering are growing at constant . The food industry in Thuringia has evolved . Important based businesses are among others the AVDA Optical Networking , Analytik Jena , Carl Zeiss Meditec , Funkwerk Kölleda , as well as the Jenoptik. One of the main industries is tourism. Especially the Slate Mountains and the Thuringian forest are known as recreational areas. Also the Oberhof is a very popular tourist center of winter sports . Thuringia may also be several cultural sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage exhibit . Among these are for example the beautiful Wartburg , the pattern Haus Am Horn, the Herder and Weimar sites, Belvedere Castle, the historic cemetery Weimar, Ettersburg Palace and Castle Tiefurt and Wittumspalais .

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