The Spa Town Bad Langensalza is the second largest town in the Unstrut-Hainich-District, Free State of Thuriniga and is located next to the small river Salza. Beside the remarkable old town center this is the place to enjoy the gardens and parks in a relaxed atmosphere. Over 100 years of horticultural experience, especially cultivated roses, shaped the appearance of this romantic town. Only 10 km outside of town, in the triangle between the historical towns of Bad Langensalza, Eisenach and Mühlhausen, the National Park Hainich invites for an excursion between nature and culture. Don’t miss the Treetop Path, which will give you an outstanding bird’s-eye view of the forest and educational insides to its environmental importance. Great fun for the whole family!Bad Langensalza, also known as the Rose Town, in Thurinigia, has a lot to offer. Stroll around the Spa Gardens and visit the Friederiken-Spring. Enjoy the beautiful Rose-Garden and visit the Rose Museum. Discover the Arboretum, (tree garden) the Botanical and Magnolia Garden, the Travertine and Japanese Garden. The beautiful restored historical town center, including the Gothic Market Church of Saint Bonifacius, is part of the important cultural heritage in Thuringia.Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse) first mentioned Langensalza in a document dating back to the 15th of September 802. Next, Langensalza was noted in a charter on the 1st of June 932, in a land deal between King Heinrich I and Abbot Megingoz of the Hersfeld Abbey. Since the 22nd of June 2002 Bad Langensalza calls itself the Rose Town. After the discovery of Brine and Mineral water in 1996, the Bad Langensalza Spa Association was founded and a year later the National Park Hainich was initiated.10 km outside of Bad Langensalza, at the Thimsburg in the National Park Hainich, (easy to reach by car or public transportation) you will find the starting point of the famous Treetop Path. It was opened on the 27th 2005 and has a total length of 546 meter, divided in 2 loops of 238 and 308 meter. The Treetop Path reaches a maximum height of 44 meter above the ground. At the starting point you will climb about 20 meter up. A Lift is available for seniors or wheelchair dependant visitors. Highlights of this fun and educational walk are the view from an open platform in a lofty height of 40 meter and the bird’s-eye view in the majestic crowns of 3 copper beech trees. (Fagus sylvatica) The way down will bring more inside views of the various levels of this magnificent beech grove.A bit more should be said about Hainich. It is part of the largest deciduous wooded area in the whole of Germany with a total area of 16,000 hectares. The National Park Hainich, located in the southern part and with an area of 7,500 hectares, was declared Germany’s 13th National Park on the 31st of December 1997. In the triangle, formed by Bad Langensalza, Eisenach and Mühlhausen, National Park Hainich is approximately located in the center of Germany. Overall Hainich is preserved as a primeval forest and home for many species rarely found elsewhere. A sensible tourist development is characteristic for this region and attracts growing numbers of visitors experiencing the unique natural habitat of National Park Hainich.A special Travel Tip not to be missed! On the last August weekend of each year Bad Langensalza hosts one of the largest Medieval Festivals in Thuringia.To enter the Treetop Path adults pay 9.50 including exhibition, students 6.50 and a family card for 2 adults + kids costs 25.50. Treetop Path is open around the year. April to October 10.00 A.M. to 7 P.M., November to March 10.00 A.M. to 4 P.M. Closed on the 24th and 31st of December each year.This is an example of what you can do in Bad Langensalza while traveling in Germany. If you want learn more about Bad Langensalza we compiled a more comprehensive Bad Langensalza travel guide in collaboration with local residents that provides unique travel insider tips which you can use during you Germany vacation.
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“Technology in the long-run is irrelevant”. That is what a customer of mine told me when I made a presentation to him about a new product. I had been talking about the product’s features and benefits and listed “state-of-the-art technology” or something to that effect, as one of them. That is when he made his statement. I realized later that he was correct, at least within the context of how I used “Technology” in my presentation. But I began thinking about whether he could be right in other contexts as well.What is Technology?Merriam-Webster defines it as:1a: the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area: engineering 2