Oberweißbacher Bergbahn - Things to Know Before Visiting
98746 Mellenbach-Glasbach, Germany
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About Oberweißbacher Bergbahn
The Oberweißbacher Bergbahn is a railway line in the Thuringian Slate Mountains. Since 1922 it has connected the Obstfelderschmiede stop on the Schwarzatalbahn with the community of Cursdorf. The railway consists of a 1.351-kilometer wide-gauge funicular railway and an adjoining 2.635-kilometer long, standard-gauge, and electrified adhesion line. The latter is often referred to as a flat section to distinguish it from the cable car.
Attractions Near Oberweißbacher Bergbahn
The Fröbelturm is a high 29,75 m observation tower near the city of Mountain Oberweißenbach in the Thuringian mountains. It was erected in the years 1888–1890 on the summit of the 784.2 m high Kirchberg by the Thuringian Forest Association as a token of thanks for Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the kindergartens. There is a restaurant in an annex.
Thuringian Forest is regarded as the “Greenheart” of Germany. The region is an upland paradise that covers approximately 4,700 sq kilometers that are blanketed with fantastic woodlands. It is covered with an unexploited forest that brings life to diverse flora and fauna. The residents and the visitors who come here get to enjoy the fresh and unpolluted air that freshly originates from the vegetation covering the forest.
The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes are colorful caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Once a slate mining pit known as Jeremias luck, the beautiful grottoes were declared the “most colorful grottoes of the world” by the Guinness Book of Records. They have long been famous for their countless colorful mineral formations
The Silbersattel ski arena is the largest alpine ski area in Thuringia . It covers around 65,000 m². There are slopes of all difficulty levels with a total length of approx. 4.5 km in the ski area. There is a double chairlift, two drag lifts and a baby lift for passenger transport . The Silbersattel ski arena is the largest of its kind in Thuringia and at the same time offers the steepest slope in the Free State with an 80% incline. Floodlights allow skiing and snowboarding in the evening too. T
The Kickelhahn is an 861.1 m above sea level. NThe Kickelhahn is an 861.1 m above sea level. NHN high mountain on the northern edge of the central Thuringian Forest. It is the local mountain of the city of Ilmenau in Thuringia. The visits of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and other personalities gave the Kickelhahn a certain cultural and historical significance. On the Kickelhahn there is an observation tower from 1855, a Telekom tower, a transmission mast, the Goethe House, the foundations of a
Heidecksburg Palace is the former residence of the princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in Thuringia Rudolstadt and lies, the cityscape dominant, some 60 meters above the old town. Today the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg and the Thuringian State Archives Rudolstadt are housed in the castle.