Summer in Oberhof

Summer holiday in the Thuringian Forest – enjoyable, inspiring, sporty

The Thuringian Forest with its surrounding treasures of culture is considered an oasis for nature lovers and an inspiration for culture lovers. At the same time, it is a landscape that offers adventure and leisure fun. Young and old alike get their money’s worth. Cities such as Erfurt and Weimar attract visitors, and the Wartburg Castle is waiting to be visited. The popular Rennsteig hiking area opens up a wealth of delightful experiences on interesting tours for lovers of movement.

Relax and experience the beauty of the country

The exquisite holiday region is increasingly finding new fans. Its charm and uniqueness entice you to come back. Anyone who loves to travel away from the mainstream can indulge their holiday feeling here in peace. The interesting destinations can be explored without crowds and pushes. Staying in a comfortable hotel, letting yourself be pampered and enjoying the incomparably clean air – all this is part of a gourmet class holiday. Hikers get their money’s worth just as much as walkers, cyclists and GPS treasure hunters. Attractions such as the dwarf park in Trusetal, the Miniathür Park in Ruhla and the world’s largest cowbell in Kleinschmalkalden, which is well worth seeing, provide stimulating variety.

In the holiday region Oberhof spruce scent and sporty flair are included

Oberhof is a small town and is situated on a plateau near the Rennsteig at 815 m above sea level. After Erfurt and Weimar, it is considered the most visited town in Thuringia. It is the centre for tourists in the Thuringian Forest. Two Rennsteig passes lie around the village, which in earlier times served as crossings of the trade routes. Around the town, four rivers have their source: the Gerau to the east, the Ohra to the north, the Hasel to the south and the Schönau to the west. The picture is characterised by magnificent extensive spruce forests.

A nature reserve north of the town scores points with the oldest spruces, the so-called Schlossberg spruces. The Schuderbachswiese, a natural monument, is home to many rare and endangered plant species, including Thuringia’s largest arnica deposit. On the south-eastern edge of the town, the Rennsteig Garden extends over an area of seven hectares. This botanical garden for mountain flora provides a fascinating overview of around 4000 different plant species originating from different mountain regions of the earth.

Modern spa for wellness fans and families

The original Rennsteig thermal baths were extensively renovated and reopened in 2014 under the name H2Oberhof. The leisure pool scores points with its exclusive sauna world and noble wellness area including a hamam. A family pool with a tube slide, a special children’s area and a family bistro also await fans of happy bathing fun.

On the way on paths and climbs – wonderful hiking experiences included

During a summer holiday in the holiday region Oberhof the heart of nature lovers is opened. An abundance of excellent paths invites you. Those who prefer easy hiking routes will find barrier-free paths and easy tours for beginners. Interesting knowledge about forests and their plants can be gained on various nature trails. Whether nature experience or moorland nature trail, the information provides an insight into the local flora and fauna. Medium-difficulty tours for advanced hikers can be found as well as difficult tours for particularly active hikers. The views are fascinating and the impressions of nature will delight all those who enjoy them. The special Nordic Walking tours also offer magnificent views.

Erfurt is worth a trip

Dreamy old town alleys, modern and innovative restaurants, pulsating nightlife – Erfurt is sociable, dreamy and relaxed. Architecture, culture and culinary delights can be found everywhere. In the medieval city centre, shops, restaurants and pubs enliven the streets. The imposing cathedral ensemble fascinates with its charisma. The Krämerbrücke is considered the longest European bridge, with buildings on both sides. Small houses and shops with exquisite goods line the bridge. Whether at the doll maker’s, the bookshop or the chocolate factory, the city experience is worthwhile.
Places of interest Weimar – classic and young at the same time

The city of Weimar is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The city of culture is home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Classical and Bauhaus periods. The town hall in neo-Gothic style dominates the cityscape, as do many other landmarks of the city. Goethe and Schiller wrote poetry in Weimar. Franz Liszt composed there, Walter Gropius invented the Bauhaus. The rich cultural heritage, the international flair, the new Bauhaus-style quarter, the young art and the concerts of the student city make Weimar a pearl of Thuringia. Both culture lovers and friends of a city with atmosphere get their money’s worth here. If you’re on a summer holiday in the Thuringian Forest, it’s worth planning a trip to Weimar.
The Wartburg – a place with a historical aura

Wartburg Castle, with its proud age of over 900 years, towers majestically over the city of Eisenach. World history was literally written here. It is a striking witness to German history, the site of courtly art in the Middle Ages, the place where St. Elisabeth worked, Martin Luther’s refuge and workshop for the translation of the New Testament. It was here that Richard Wagner was inspired to write his work “Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg”. The acoustics in the festival hall are breathtaking. The attraction and charm of this castle are unbroken to this day.
A summer holiday in the middle of the Thuringian Forest – varied and comfortable

If you are looking for a holiday domicile that is in the centre of the action and yet quiet, Oberhof is the hotel of choice. The town is a small tourist centre without too much hustle and bustle, where couples, families and single travellers can feel at home.

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