Thuringian Forest


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Thuringian Forest

n
(Placename) a forested mountainous region in E central Germany, rising over 900 m (3000 ft). German name: Thüringer Wald
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Thurin′gian For′est


n.
a forested mountain region in central Germany: a resort area. German, Thü•ring•er Wald (ˈtü rɪŋ ər ˌvɑlt)
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But a sympathetic local aristocrat got there first, OUT OF REACH: Hilltop Wartburg "kidnapping" the monk and giving him a refuge in spectacular Wartburg castle, which rises on a hilltop out of the Thuringian Forest at Eisenach.
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