Hiking – not only on the Rennsteig
The Rennsteig is one of the most famous hiking trails in Germany.
It runs along the ridge of the Thuringian Forest.
With us, in the western Thuringian Forest, it reaches one of its highest points on the top of the Great Island Mountain at 916 metres above sea level.
You can see from the Wartburg castle in Eisenach over the entire western Thuringian Forest to deep into the Thuringian basin.
It is also nice off the racetrack.
Everybody wants to climb the Rennsteig, but only the insiders want to know that there are numerous places in the forest to the right and left of the well-known high trail, to which a hike is also worthwhile.
Destinations like the Regenberg near Friedrichroda, the Schmalwassertalsperre at Tambach-Dietharz or the romantic Lauchagrund in Tabarz are waiting to be discovered by you.
Hiking and cycling – both ideal
One enjoys the silence of the forest rather on cobbler’s centime, the other swings on his mountain bike. Both are well taken care of at Rennsteig.
The slightly wider cycle path is usually separated from the actual Rennsteig, so that cyclists and pedestrians do not get in each other’s way.