Thuringian Forest

The Thuringian Forest is a rather large tourist attraction because it is a wonderful place to relax. There are spa resorts galore, and what a wonderful time you’ll have enjoying the nature around you.

The Rennsteig (sometimes called Rennweg) is an ancient path following its summits along the main ridge. It is now a famous hiking path and it marks the traditional boundary between the hills-dominated terrain of central Germany and the more rugged terrain characteristic of southern Germany, the boundary between central/north Thuringia and Franconia. Dialect, and traditional customs and costumes were different on either side of the Rennsteig. The Rennsteig is also subject to the song Rennsteiglied, the unofficial hymn of Thuringia.


The Thuringian Forest (Thuringer Wald in German) running northwest to southeast, forms a continuous stretch of ancient rounded mountains posing ample difficulties in transit routing save through a few navigable passes in the southern reaches of the German state of Thuringia.


The Thuringian Forest is famous for Wartburg Castle outside Eisenach (where Martin Luther stayed for some time in exile) and year round tourism, including many winter sports resorts.

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