Legendary wood sculpture trail through enchanting landscape

Thuringia's legendary wood sculpture trail leads through 27 km of enchanting landscape from Wartburg Castle near Eisenach via Ruhla to Bad Salzungen. A goblin has an eye on the hikers, cyclists and soon also on you.

Thuringia's legendary wood sculpture trail is really worth your journey. According to the mighty rhythm of nature, people have always created nature spirits. Just like the trolls in Norway, cunning goblins rule in Thuringia. 

The rough-haired Pummpälz accompanies hikers and cyclists on their way through the Thuringian forests with touching and eerie, famous and lesser-known legends written down by Ludwig Bechstein and Ludwig Wucke. Charming wooden sculptures from the woodcarving school in Empfertshausen illustrate the legends. Look forward to the varied and unforgettable impressions of a fabulous and legendary hiking trail. 

Routing - an overview of the most important stops and stages on the Pummpälz Trail: 

City centre of Eisenach - Hainstein - Wartburg -  under the Fallbrücke bridge begins the Pummpälz Trail - Eliashöhle - Sängerwiese with forest inn - Wilde Sau - Rennsteig - Hohe Sonne - Mosbach - Ascherbrück - "Hubertushaus" - detour to Ruhla possible - Neue Wiese - Ottowaldwiese - Brautborn with refreshing spring water - Kissel with forester’s house and forest restaurant - Pummpälzsteg - Moorgrund – detour to Schweina possible, Steinach and Bad Liebenstein - Witzelroda – holiday resort "Pummpälzhof" – castle ruin Frankenstein - descent over the Werra floodplain - Bad Salzungen brine world (former Celtic bath) - Gradiergarten – Burgsee