The Peaks Trail is a chance to conquer seven 900m mountains on one hike across the Oberhof region, the venue for world championships in various winter sports.
Avid walkers can tackle seven 900m summits on the 30km Suhl Peaks Trail in Thuringia. The magnificent seven are Grosser Eisenberg (902m), Grosser Finsterberg (944m), Fichtenkopf (944m), Sachsenstein (915m), Schneekopf (978m), Rosenkopf (939m) and Grosser Beerberg (982m) – an exciting prospect for walkers who love a challenge. Hiking along the main wooded ridge of the Thuringian mountains has much to recommend it: stunning views, rocky crags, flower-filled meadows, crystal-clear springs and places to grab a bite to eat along the way. The Suhl Peaks Trail is a fantastic way to get close to nature. Less than 2 per cent of the track is surfaced with asphalt, so it's gentler on the feet. It also makes the trail much more interesting, because you don't have to worry about monotonous stretches of forest road. On the summit of the Schneekopf – which was a restricted military area until 1990 – a broad mountain plateau has been restored to its natural splendour, offering fabulous views in all directions. Unlike other peaks in Germany, the Schneekopf is completely undeveloped and is covered by one of the last remaining highland moors in Thuringia.
Tip: Luge run in Oberhof
The 1,354m luge run in the Oberhof winter sports centre hosts numerous international competitions. Visitors can have a go on the artificial run all year round.
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