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Nature & greenery

In the region around the Rennsteig trail, you'll find plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. Take a walk, explore the beautiful countryside by bike or simply wind down and relax in the magnificent Thuringian Forest, on the Rennsteig trail and in the Thuringian Slate Mountains. And if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous, try a visit to Brotterode.
Rennsteig trail
Running along the highest peaks of the Thuringian Forest you'll find the perfect hiking territory - the legendary Rennsteig trail. With this 168-km former border route, now a well-known and much celebrated mountain trail, as well as a number of other attractive walks and hiking trails, the area is a paradise for nature lovers and romantics. The cycle path that runs parallel to the Rennsteig trail also offers glorious views of the scenery and leads to places with a wealth of history. You can start your hiking tour at many of the places along the Rennsteig trail.
Thuringian Forest
The Thuringian Forest is not called the "green heart" of Germany for nothing. Around two thirds of this highland region, which is approximately 135 km long and up to 35 km wide, is covered with emerald-green forest. The two main mountain ranges - the Thuringian Forest in the west and the Thuringian Slate Mountains in the east - seem to merge almost imperceptibly. The upper section of the Thuringian Forest is dotted with romantic, tranquil villages surrounded by unspoilt countryside.
Summer toboggan run, Brotterode
Covering a total distance of one kilometre, the summer toboggan run near Brotterode is the longest in Germany. Experience the thrills of twelve steep curves on the way down - stay seated in your toboggan and you'll be pulled back up to the top to have another go.
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