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About Rennsteig

The Rennsteig is an approximately 170 km long ridge trail and a historic border trail in the Thuringian Forest, Thuringian Slate Mountains, and Franconian Forest. It is also the oldest and, with around 100,000 hikers annually, the most popular long-distance hiking trail in Germany. It begins in the Eisenach district of Hörschel on the banks of the Werra and ends in Blankenstein at the Selbitzbrücke. His Signs is a white R.

Attractions near Rennsteig

Barbarossa Cave23.81km from Rennsteig

The Barbarossa Cave is an anhydrite cave in the Kyffhäuser Hills near Rottleben in the East German state of Thuringia. It is a cave with large caves, caves, and lakes. The anhydrite gypsum formed on the surface due to the humidity in the cave and, as a result, increased. The resulting layers of plaster gradually separate from the underlying rock and hang like wallpaper from the walls and ceilings of the underground caverns.

Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis24.32km from Rennsteig

The Alternative Bear Park Worbis is an open-air facility on the outskirts of Leinefelde-Worbis in Eichsfeld , Thuringia , where bears , wolves and various other animal species live. The park was created in 1996 on the initiative of the “Aktion Bärenhilfswerk” on the site of the former communal zoo. The alternative bear park in Worbis sees itself as an animal, nature and species protection project.

The Kyffhäuser Monument is a Kaiser Wilhelm monument in the Kyffhäuser Mountains on the site of the former Reichsburg Kyffhausen in the district of Steinthaleben in the Kyffhäuserkreis in Thuringia. The 81 m high monument was erected in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I from 1892 to 1896 and is the third-largest monument in Germany after the Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig and the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at Porta Westfalica.

Unicorn Cave31.75km from Rennsteig

One of the largest show caves in the West Harz. A karst cave developed in dolomite strata that is part of the Zechstein. It was made accessible to visitors by the construction of an entrance gallery. Since then 270 metres of the total length of 610 metres have been opened up as a show cave. The Unicorn Cave is one of the three information centres of the Harz - Brunswick Land - Eastphalia National Geopark.

Opfermoor Vogtei33.25km from Rennsteig

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.

Wurmberg Gondola Lift35.56km from Rennsteig

Wurmberg Gondola Lift is the longest in Northern Germany, with a vertical height of 1,312 feet (400 m) and a length of 2.7 km. It starts from the Braunlage tourist resort to the top of the 3,185 feet (971 m) high Wurmberg mountain.

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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".