Thüringer Wald

The Thüringer Wald - worth a journey in any season!

Flowering mountain meadows, vast forests, a graceful hill and mountain landscape, numerous rivers and reservoirs ... Air to breathe, to feel free - welcome to the Thüringer Wald. With a breathtaking flora and fauna, the Thüringer Wald captivates with its natural, original beauty. Geographically, the Thüringer Wald is the northwestern half of the mountains, which extends to the southeast of Neustadt am Rennsteig. The southeast adjoining Thüringer Schiefergebirge extends to the upper Saaletal. The term Thüringer Wald is mostly used for the entire low mountain range. Over the ridge of the Thüringer Wald leads the most famous hiking trail, the Rennsteig. The popular hiking and biking trail is a magnet for nature lovers. The surviving 13 three-lords and almost 800 landmarks testify to its former role as Grenzweg.

Hiking and cycling enthusiasts as well as Nordic walkers can explore the Thuringian Forest on the well-developed network of trails. Numerous viewpoints and towers promise a breathtaking view over the landscape. The Great Beerberg is with its 982.9 meters above sea level. NN the highest elevation of the Thuringian Forest. In addition to the most famous mountain, the Kickelhahn, the Schneekopf, the Großer Finsterberg and the Große Dreiherrenstein are also worth a visit. In winter, winter sports enthusiasts get their money's worth on the numerous ski trails and ski facilities in the snowy mountain region. Dog and sleigh rides and winter sports competitions and events delight young and old.

In addition to its uniquely beautiful landscape with many forests, mountains and reservoirs, the Thuringian forest with varied culture, a variety of tourist attractions and attractions and a variety of traditions. Idyllic villages and traditional spa towns, museums, castles and palaces are to be discovered.

Popular destinations in the Thüringer Wald::

★ Trail Rennsteig

★ Dragon Canyon near Eisenach

★ Wartburg Castle

★ Castle Wespenstein

★ Rennsteig Garden near Oberhof

★ Rock landscape over the Tabarzer Lauchagrund

★ Marienglashöhle in Friedrichroda

★ Trusetaler waterfall

Nuerous nature park information centers provide visitors with information and offers about the Thuringian Forest.


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