Hiking vacation in the Thuringian Forest

A hiking vacation in the Thuringian Forest is a journey into the self. Numerous hiking trails lead nature lovers and hikers through dreamlike landscapes, over impressive mountains and through deep valleys. Babbling brooks, deep forests and wide meadows - the Thuringian Forest has all this to offer. There is such a wide selection of hiking trails that there is something for everyone. There are short and easy trails for beginners or families with children. But there are also medium-difficulty trails for experienced hikers and those that will inspire even the most demanding hikers.

Hiking vacations in the Thuringian Forest are always fun, because the trails are adventurous and relaxing at the same time. Oberhof is located in the heart of this hiking paradise. The region around Oberhof and hiking simply belong together! Because in the immediate vicinity is the famous Rennsteig, and almost every passionate hiker dreams of once being able to hike on the long-distance hiking trail Rennsteig.

Offers for hikers

Thuringian Hiking Days
01.05. - 31.10.2024
Enjoy magical forest moments, blossom splendour & Thuringian tradition. Included: Admission to the Rennsteig Garden, Thuringian snack for the road, 1 x Rennsteig drop & Thuringian evening menu.
2-6 nights
from € 181,- per person
Thuringian Forest Enjoyment
01.05. - 31.10.2024
Feel nature, discover Thuringia. Our Thuringian Forest indulgence included: one admission to the Rennsteig Garden, 3-course dinner menu, Thuringian Forest Card experience guide.
3-6 nights
from € 292,50 per person

Schlossberghotel Oberhof is certified hiking hotel

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Hotel Oberhof drying room for shoes and clothes

Properly plan the hiking vacation in the Thuringian Forest

Our hiking hotel in Thuringia is located only a few kilometers from the Rennsteig. So here are numerous possibilities for all who want to hike along the Rennsteig.

Since the hotel is located in Oberhof and this place is also exactly in the middle of the long-distance hiking trail Rennsteig, you can plan both longer and shorter routes from here. A hotel on the Rennsteig is always the perfect starting point for small and large excursions.

After an extensive day of hiking, you can clean and dry your shoes and clothes in our drying room - right next to the Kaminstube. Our heatable wardrobe and the shoe dryer provide the best conditions for the coming active day.

Rennsteig ladders - the place a poet raved about

Not far from Oberhof, for example, lies the Rennsteig ladder Zella-Mehlis. It leads over a distance of 6.8 kilometers through the idyllic Lubenbach Valley. Directly in Oberhof and very close to the hotel, on the other hand, begins the Rennsteig-Leiter Luisenthal. This hiking trail is 9.5 kilometers long and is considered moderately difficult. The path leads to the Ohratalsperre with its numerous viewpoints, which provide an indescribable view over the reservoir. By the way, it supplies all of Central Thuringia with drinking water.

Nordic Feeling in all seasons

Cross-country skiing is one of the most beautiful sports of all. Oberhof is considered one of the German centers of Nordic sports and therefore also bears the predicate "DSV nordic active region". Numerous cross-country trails have been designated as "nordic-aktiv routes". Near Oberhof, two trails near the Schneekopf inspire skiing enthusiasts. However, if the weather doesn't quite want to cooperate, cross-country skiing is still possible in Oberhof. In the LOTTO Thüringen Skisport-HALLE Oberhof you can ski 365 days a year. Germany's only indoor cross-country skiing hall is home to a varied cross-country ski trail that is around 2 kilometers long, with a constant -4 °C.
Of course, you can also conquer these routes in the summer with Nordic Walking! Nordic walking is considered one of the healthiest outdoor sports around. It makes fitness a breeze. If you want to go hiking and experience other sports in Oberhof, you've come to the right place in the heart of the Thuringian Forest. Rennsteig and hiking belong together, but Oberhof is also one of the most famous winter sports resorts in the country and offers fans of Nordic sports suitable trails and numerous opportunities in all seasons. By the way, at the Oberhof Information you can rent Nordic Walking poles at any time with your Oberhof Card.
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Hiking and experience with the Oberhof guest card

A special treat awaits our guests upon arrival: You will receive the Oberhof Card. This makes hiking in Oberhof even easier and more beautiful! So you can leave your car at the hotel and ride the city bus for free with the Oberhof Card.

You will receive a detailed guest program with numerous active and cultural events. With the Oberhof Card, you can also take part in guided hikes free of charge. Go on a herb hike with a local herb witch and explore the local flora.

There is also a walking tour with an integrated fresh air reclining cure and numerous other exciting events for those who like to be active during the day. Especially recommended: the guided tour of the city. It lasts only one hour, but during this short time you will learn everything about the exciting history of this famous winter sports resort. In Oberhof, hiking trails can be quite entertaining!

By the way, Oberhof is a state-approved resort. Therefore, Oberhof charges a visitor's tax of 2 euros per day. The resort uses this revenue to finance the Oberhof Card. Thanks to the Oberhof Card, a huge world of possibilities opens up to you. For example, you can rent hiking backpacks and Nordic walking poles, take part in yoga classes or relax at jazz evenings and slide shows.

Practical tips for your hiking vacation
In Oberhof and in the Schlossberghotel you are all around prepared for hikers. Nevertheless, you should consider a few points before your vacation!
  • Check your equipment and shoes before packing. Is everything still in order?
  • Don't forget: the Schlossberghotel also has a swimming pool. Pack your swimwear as well.
  • Remember rainwear, but also sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Choose the right season. If you want to walk long distances, it is worth arriving in the mild autumn or spring weeks.
  • Properly assess your physical condition and thoroughly inform yourself about the level of difficulty.
  • Untrained people should never walk more than ten kilometers. If the difference in altitude is great, even only five kilometers.
  • Only very experienced hikers should choose routes that are 20 kilometers or longer.
  • Pack a hiking map and, if necessary, install a suitable app on your smartphone.
  • Always take enough to drink with you.
  • A foldable iso-pillow should be standard in your hiking backpack
  • First aid kit for on the road

We love hikers

As a hotel on the Rennsteig, the Schlossberghotel in Oberhof is naturally fully geared towards hikers. As a family-run hotel, we attach great importance to making every guest feel at home here. That's why we pay close attention to all the little things that are important to hikers at the Schlossberghotel. We will gladly provide you with a shoe shine kit. There is also a drying room for wet hiking boots, and the kitchen will of course be happy to pack a lunch on request. Then you are also well supplied on the way.

Come to our beautiful Thuringian Forest and conquer this dreamlike landscape.

You can be sure: After an eventful day, you will be well taken care of at the Schlossberghotel. While your shoes dry in the drying room, you can make plans for the next day in peace and quiet with a cozy glass of wine and a good meal.