Thuringia is a federal state in the central part of Germany with a population of just over two million. It is known as "The Green Heart of Germany" for its dense forests.
Thuringia is known also for winter sports. During the Middle Ages Thuringia was situated at the border between Germanic and Slavic territories. Its capital is Erfurt, but its most famous city and cultural hub is Weimar, where poets Wolfang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller lived in the 19th century. This page contains recent DW content on Thuringia.
The discovery of a neo-Nazi's DNA near the body of a murdered girl has authorities re-examining other crimes from the past. The state of Thuringia says it will be taking another look at a second unsolved child murder.
Police in Germany have cordoned off a wooded area in the country's east following the discovery of a corpse. Investigators say it's highly probable the remains belong to a local schoolgirl who went missing 15 years ago.