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Scenic routes in Thuringia


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Thuringia. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful scenic routes.
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The 10 most beautiful scenic routes in Thuringia

View on Greiz
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 1: From Greiz to Gera
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
105 km
1:30 h
766 m
835 m
The journey of discovery tracing the Reeves starts in Greiz. You should not miss the Upper Castle with its impressive exhibition.
Pfarrkirche St. Veit in Wünschendorf
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 3: In the cradle of Vogtland county
recommended route Open
19.3 km
0:18 h
130 m
101 m
This stage takes us to the birthplace of the Vogtland region. The Reeves established their territorial lordship on Veitsberg hill and later when they built Osterburg Castle in Weida at the end of the 12th century.
Naturparkroute Thüringer Wald
Scenic Route · Thuringian Forest
"Naturparkroute Thüringer Wald" - Von Hörschel nach Saalfeld
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
467.7 km
10:30 h
6,620 m
6,500 m
Egal ob auf Zwei oder mehr Rädern, ... die Naturparkroute verbindet interessante Städte, tolle Aussichtspunkte und sagenhafte Naturlandschaften.
Osterburg Weida
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Main route
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
213.1 km
3:16 h
2,364 m
2,114 m
The main route along the Cultural Trail enables you to visit the highlights of historical buildings from the Reeves’ period in three days.
Burgstein Ruine
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Kulturweg der Vögte - Etappe 8: Im Gebiet der Vögte von Plauen
recommended route Open
103.6 km
1:36 h
1,232 m
1,370 m
Von Hof geht es bei dieser Etappe nun ins sächsische Vogtland. Burgruinen, Wehrkirchen und Schlösser fügen sich in die malerische Landschaft ein.
Bergkirche Schleiz
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 4: From Weida to Schleiz
recommended route Open
63.8 km
0:59 h
891 m
666 m
The Cultural Trail takes you through the idyllic river Weida valley along the western boundary of the medieval Vogtland region on this stage.
Scenic Route · Schleiz
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 5: Along the Saale river
recommended route Open
108 km
1:40 h
1,670 m
1,650 m
Die 5. Etappe des Kulturwegs der Vögte führt uns entlang der Saale durch das einstige Gebiet der Vögte von Gera.
Osterbrunnen in Berga/ Elster - Osterpfad Vogtland
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Osterpfad Vogtland
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
161.9 km
2:11 h
1,958 m
1,741 m
11 Standorte bilden mit geschmückten Brunnen, Ausstellungen und Verkaufsständen den "Osterpfad - Vogtland".
Blick auf das ehemalige Schloss Osterstein
Scenic Route · Vogtland
Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 2: Around Gera
recommended route Open
58 km
0:54 h
574 m
574 m
After spending some time in Gera, the Cultural Trail takes us northwards – firstly to Tinz Church – and then to the Langenberg neighbourhood, where we find a winged altar dating back to 1491 in the “Fourteen Holy Helpers” Church. 
Blick von der Teufelskanzel
Scenic Route · Wartburg-Hainich
ADAC GrenzTour 8: On the "green belt" through two nature parks
Premium content Difficulty easy
81.3 km
1:15 h
588 m
529 m
From Heilbad Heiligenstadt to Mühlhausen
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