Active - hiking

The famous Rennsteig starts here on Eisenach territory, the UNESCO World Heritage natural site Hainich is within reach and the hiking area between Wartburg Castle and the Altensteiner Landscape Garden is one of the most beautiful by far. Canyons, beech forests and wonderful views arouse wanderlust in any season.


The first stage of the most famous German hiking trail starts in Hörschel. After about 15 km the hiker can reach Eisenach via the wildly romantic Dragon Gorge, or hike further on, to the Inselsberg.


Dragon Gorge

In the myth-enshrouded Dragon Gorge, south of Eisenach, romantics, nature fans and geologists all get their money’s worth. In the narrow ravine you can walk on planks over a roaring brook.


Luther trail

The Lutherweg connects at a length of over 800 kilometres the most important Luther places in Thuringia. In the area around the Wartburg there are Luther’s roots and numerous life stages.


Werra Castle Trail

The almost 500 km Werra-Burgen-Steig leads through three federal states. With its many castles high above the Werra riverside, and often immediately at Grünes Band, the historical hiking trail is unique in Germany.



A jungle of dense, shady beech forests lies in the middle of the world heritage region Wartburg Hainich. Rare animals like wild cats, bats, woodpeckers and many more live in this diverse scenery.