Circular hike - "Sechs-Kuppen-Steig" - Steinach - Thuringian Forest
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Panoramic view on the HerrnbergPhoto: Carola Wagner, CC BY-ND, Carola Wagner
The six mountains to be climbed on this circular hiking trail in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park are also known colloquially as "Kuppen". They are all over 800m above sea level and offer unique views of the region. But it is not only nature that impresses with its uniqueness, traditional craftsmanship is also widespread around the 6-Kuppen-Steig. Therefore, every hiker should take the time to visit some of the museums or craft workshops and also enjoy the traditional cuisine in one of the many refreshment stops. Among other things, you can see glass handicrafts, Christmas tree decorations, porcelain and toy production, as well as slate processing and gold mining.
A suitable starting point for this challenging circular walk is the Bernhardsthal hikers' car park near Neuhaus am Rennweg. If you travel by PNV, you can start from Neuhaus Ort.
On the Sechs-Kuppen-Steig you can hike the 800-metre peaks in the southern Thuringian Forest.
- Papenheimer Berg
Rest stopsGasthof uns Pension Bergmannsklause
Tips and hintsFlyer 6-Kuppen-Steig (PDF)
Neuhaus am Rennweg - Ernsthal - Bergmannsklause Steinach - Steinach - Silbersattel ski arena - Fellberg - Steinheid - Bernhardsthal - Neuhaus am Rennweg.
You can travel directly to Neuhaus am Rennweg by bus or train. Simply follow this link and enter your starting point:
Travel information to Neuhaus am Rennweg
Getting thereComing from the A73, take exit 5 (Eisfeld Nord) and then continue on the B281 towards Neuhaus am Rennweg.
Use the Bernhardsthal hikers' car park (Google NAV point) or the free parking areas at Bornhügel (Google NAV point).
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