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Hainich National Park

Bei der Marktkirche 9, 99947 Bad Langensalza, Germany

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About Hainich National Park

The Hainich National Park in Thuringia, between Bad Langensalza and Eisenach, is home to one of Germany's wild old beech forests. With a surface area of 160 km2, it is the largest coherent deciduous woodland in Germany. Its southern part was designated as a national park on 31 December 1997. It also features a wide range of beech forest communities, with populations of ash trees, hornbeams, maples, lindens, and occasional checker trees.



Attractions near Hainich National Park

Opfermoor Vogtei9.16km from Hainich National Park

This is the pre-Christian ritual site dates from the 6th century BC and is one of the best-preserved find complexes of its kind in central Europe. It is now an open-air museum that includes a shallow lake, was a supra-regional cult site from the Hallstatt Period to the Migration Age.  It is the largest known Iron Age cult site in Central Europe. There are so many things to see in and around this place which shows light to the ancient period.

Lutherhaus Eisenach14.34km from Hainich National Park

The Lutherhaus in Eisenach is one of the oldest preserved half-timbered houses in Thuringia. According to tradition, Martin Luther lived here with the Cotta family during his school days from 1498 to 1501. It has been one of the most important historic Reformation sites since the 19th century and, as such, was designated a "European cultural heritage site" in 2011. The Lutherhaus has been run as a cultural history museum since 1956.

Wartburg Castle15.52km from Hainich National Park

A beautiful majestic castle which was perched at a height of some 400 m above the delightful countryside, south of the city of Eisenach in Thuringia in central Germany. Its varied aspect and the sense of harmony it evokes are only two of its attractions for visitors.  It was the first German castle to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as an exemplary hilltop castle of the feudal period in central Europe, despite alterations and additions made in later centuries.

Schloss Friedenstein Gotha24.13km from Hainich National Park

The peace flintlock in Gotha is an early Baroque palace complex on the site of the 1567 demolished castle Grimmenstein. It is the largest palace in Germany from the 17th century and is now home to a large number of museums and art collections. The palace complex today houses several museums. It is also notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, one of the oldest theatres in operation in Germany, still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery.

Marienglashöhle cave25.35km from Hainich National Park

The Marienglashöhle is a show cave in the Thuringian Forest. For the most part, it is not a natural cave but mainly consists of cavities that were created by gypsum and copper mining. That is why it is also run as a show mine. The cave, registered as a geological natural monument, lies in the middle between the two villages of Friedrichroda and Bad Tabarz . There is a large parking lot near her on Bundesstraße 88 and a Thuringian Forest Railway stop named after her.

Großer Inselsberg25.57km from Hainich National Park

The Große Inselsberg - south of the Rennsteig , "Großer Inselberg" is the more common spelling - is 916.5  m above sea level. NHN a striking, wooded, and much-visited mountain in the Thuringian Forest in the Thuringian districts of Gotha and Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The mountain is the highest in the northwestern half of the Middle Thuringian Forest and after the Great Beerberg. For over 1000 years it has marked historical borders - currently between the district of Gotha and the district of Schm

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Thuringia is known for its quartet of magnificent ancient cities and Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its vast mountainous and forested region, it is also designated as "the green heart of Germany".