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UNESCO Thuringian Forest Biosphere Reserve

The Vessertal-Thuringian Forest UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve: Gabelgrund dam, Schönbrunn reservoir ©Bios Vessertal - Biosphärenreservat Vessertal-Thüringer Wald (Jens-Karsten Wykowski)

From hiking and skiing along the mountain ridges, peaceful strolls and sporty Nordic walking to culture-focused holidays and wellness breaks, there is something to keep everyone entertained in the Thuringian Forest.

All year round, the UNESCO Thuringian Forest Biosphere Reserve has so much to offer. Active holidaymakers are sure to be excited by the option of climbing up Thuringia's tallest tower, setting off on a mountain bike adventure or getting stuck into some winter sports at the heart of the Thuringian Forest. In the meantime, culture vultures will delight in walking in the footsteps of August Trinius, Herbert Roth and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Traditional craftsmanship and customs are on display in the small museums and glassblowing studios throughout the mountainous area. And the Schwarze Crux and Volle Rose visitor mines take explorers underground to check out relics of times gone by. The comprehensive package of wellness treatments for health and relaxation makes holidays in the area complete!

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