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Circular hike - "Sechs-Kuppen-Steig" - Steinach - Thuringian Forest

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Beautiful views of the region combined with traditional handicrafts along the way and many places to stop for refreshments make this circular walk perfect for young and old.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 37.9 km
10:00 h
658 m
658 m
840 m
494 m

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.

  • Bornhügel 
  • Papenheimer Berg
  • Tierberg
  • Fellberg
  • Kieferle
  • Rollkopf

 

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to take a break at the "Bergmannsklause" just before Steinach and pay a visit to the German Slate Museum in Steinach. 
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Loreen Jacobi
Update: October 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
840 m
Lowest point
494 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.68%Dirt road 31.97%Forested/wild trail 25.16%Path 1.74%Road 3.38%
Asphalt
2.2 km
Dirt road
12.1 km
Forested/wild trail
9.5 km
Path
0.7 km
Road
1.3 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof uns Pension Bergmannsklause
Sportgasthof am Fellberg
Gasthaus Waldfrieden
Fellbergbaude

Tips and hints

Flyer 6-Kuppen-Steig (PDF)

Start

Neuhaus am Rennweg (838 m)
Coordinates:
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50.435873, 11.127452
DMS
50°26'09.1"N 11°07'38.8"E
UTM
32U 651078 5589257
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Destination

Neuhaus am Rennweg

Turn-by-turn directions

Neuhaus am Rennweg - Ernsthal - Bergmannsklause Steinach - Steinach - Silbersattel ski arena - Fellberg - Steinheid - Bernhardsthal - Neuhaus am Rennweg

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 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

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Getting there

Coming from the A73, take exit 5 (Eisfeld Nord) and then continue on the B281 towards Neuhaus am Rennweg.

Parking

Use the Bernhardsthal hikers' car park (Google NAV point) or the free parking areas at Bornhügel (Google NAV point)

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Coordinates

DD
50.435873, 11.127452
DMS
50°26'09.1"N 11°07'38.8"E
UTM
32U 651078 5589257
w3w 
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Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • rainwear
  • Getter's reserve
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or smartphone

Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


Questions and answers

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Status
closed
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
37.9 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
658 m
Descent
658 m
Highest point
840 m
Lowest point
494 m
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