Charming garden with pond
Railway station Rennsteig
Enchanting view at the Thueringer Forest


Pure adventure and nature in Thuringia.

Since more than 100 years ridgeway Rennsteig is fascinating numerous people, as it represents a unique connection between nature, history and tradition and the rivers Werra and Saale. The myth about the ridgeway says: the real rambler takes a stone from river Werra at the beginning of the tour and carries it to the end at river Saale to throw it there in the water again.

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer
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Explore Luther city Eisenach with its fortress during a stroll through the city.

Short train journey to Hörschel. In accordance with old tradition, this is the trailhead of the Rennsteig trail. The route takes you into the little mountain town of Ruhla, renowned for its historic watch manufacturing tradition. You continue on tranquil paths via the ‚Hohe Sonne’ and reach Ruhla-Ascherbrück. We definitely recommend a detour to the impressive dragon gorge.

approx. 5 hours
19 km
420 m
70 m

Past Ruhlaer Häuschen you walk to mountain Großer Inselsberg, which measures 912 m at his highest point. From there a steep climb is awaiting you, but you will be rewarded with a fabulous view. This popular section leads down to Grenzwiese, Dreiherrenstein and on to Ebertswiese with its mountain meadows and lakes.

approx. 6,5 hours
25 km
590 m
400 m

You start at 730 m above sea level and walk comfortable across the Rennsteig through the Thuringia Forest, past Krämerrod and Wachsenrasen, and on to Oberhof. In the near, the Grenzadler, a centuries-old landmark is awaiting you, today it is marking the DKB-skiing arena. The popular winter sports resort is inviting you for relaxation and offers many wellness treatments for tired legs.

approx. 5,5 hours
22 km
300 m
240 m

Characteristics of the route

The level of the hiking tour is easy to medium. You walk mainly on good walking paths and ridgeways, which offer beautiful views as well as in silent and untouched nature. If you are in a good shape the daily tours can be managed without difficulties.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Rennsteig 5 days, DE-THWEO-05X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Category: middle class hotels, inns and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
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Services and infos


  • 4 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Train fare Eisenach - Hörschel
  • Rennsteig Hikingpass
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal
  • Organized transfer back to Eisenach from Oberhof EUR 60 per person, payable locally, reservation required, min. 2 persons.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Eisenach and a short walk (approx. 10 minutes) to the hotel.
  • Car park: limited number of hotel car park, approx. from EUR 5 per day, no reservation required. Free car park near the hotel or public parking garage for approx. EUR 60 per week.
  • Back to the starting point by train, duration approx. 2 hrs.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Julia Winklhofer
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Julia Winklhofer, Customer Service


5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Maria H. AT | 19.11.2019
Anspruchsvoll aber machbar!
Der Rennsteig ist Landschaftlich sehr schön, die Wege sind sehr gut markiert. Auch die Unterkünfte waren gut bis sehr gut und die Tagesetappen von der Länge und dem Anspruch gut zusammengestellt.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Lieber Wandergast, vielen Dank für Ihr nettes Reisefeedback! Wir sind stehts bemüht sehr gute Unterkünfte für unsere Gäste auszuwählen und freuen uns, dass Sie sich überall wohlfühlen konnten! Schön, dass Sie rund um mit der Organisation der Wanderreise zufrieden waren.
5 stars
Heinz Oberlach DE | 23.05.2019
Der Rennsteig ist eine Wanderung wert
Unsere Wanderung über die ersten rund 60 Kilometer auf dem schon fast legendären "Rennsteig" war wunderbar! Die Wege sind abwechslungsreich und prima zu begehen, Ausschilderung und Rastplätze sind vorbildlich, Planung, Unterlagen und Betreuung waren wieder top, der Gepäcktransport klappte reibungslos, Unterkünfte und Verpflegung waren insgesamt gut, einzig die Temperaturen waren reichlich zu niedrig - aber dafü kann EUROHIKE ja nix :-)
5 stars
Maik T. DE | 10.05.2019
Alles Bestens
Alles gut organisiert. Unterkünfte waren bis auf Kleinigkeiten i. O. Wir können die Tour und das Reisebüro nur empfehlen.
5 stars
Ian W. AU | 26.04.2019
Enjoyable walk
Pretty, well signed walk through lovely forest. Very well organised. First class support if any minor glitches occur.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Thank you for your travel feedback, it is most important to us that you enjoy your hiking holiday and hopefully take lots of wonderful memories back home with you.

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