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.
Five German parties have upped calls for a far-right AfD member to quit as chairman of the Bundestag's legal committee. Stephan Brandner has been accused of using "outrageous" allusions to slur rock star Udo Lindenberg.