Nature & Outdoor Activities
Thuringian Forest Nature Park
Secluded mountain forests, meadows in bloom, mysterious moors, springs and streams are just waiting to be explored by holidaymakers at the Thuringian Forest Nature Park. The park is home to the 170-kilometre Rennsteig trail, which is the oldest long-distance hiking route in Germany.
Drivers wishing to explore can follow the 450-kilometre Thuringian Forest Nature Park Route, which passes through remarkable countryside scenes and takes in attractions such as the magnificent Wartburg Castle, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the region of Oberhof, which is known for its links with water sports. The Fairy Grottoes in Saalfeld enchant visitors with their colourful stalactites and underground lakes. And the Schwarza Valley Panorama Trail invites tourists to go on a hiking adventure and enjoy spectacular views along the way. The park is home to 13 visitor centres that explain the history of the countryside and provide information about attractions and activities, including creative pursuits.