The circular hiking trail on the Grüne Band leads from the Kalte Küche/Spechtsbrunn via Kleintettau and Tettau. The field name Kalte Küche means chapel ("Kuche") on the border ("Calde"). The chapel no longer exists, and is now replaced by an information centre of the Thuringian Forest, Thuringian Slate Mountains/Obere Saale and Franconian Forest nature parks Scenically, the trail leads you through mountain and wet meadows as well as fens and dwarf shrub heaths You will also occasionally spot Scottish Highland cattle in the meadows, which obviously feel at home in the Rennsteig region. The cultural highlight on this hiking route is quite clearly the glass and porcelain tradition.
MP3 audio tracks:
Downloadable on site at the "Green Belt" info point in the "Kalte Küche" Nature Park Information Centre near Spechtsbrunn or you can dial the corresponding telephone number at the respective audio points. The audio documents can also be downloaded from the internet at www.gruenesband.tomis.mobi.
A visit to the Tropical House KLEIN-Eden in Kleintettau is a perfect way to round off the short circular walk.
Rest stopsNaturparkinformationszentrum "Kalte Küche" - Spechtsbrunn
Gasthaus & Pension "Am Rennsteig" - Sonneberg OT Spechtsbrunn
Safety informationDuring your tour you will enter former border territory, please always stay on the designated and developed hiking and forest paths.
Getting thereComing from the A73, take exit 5 (Eisfeld-Nord) and continue on the B281 to Neuhaus am Rennweg. Follow the main road until before Schmiedefeld (Bock and Teich) and turn south onto the L1152 towards Piesau / Spechtsbrunn. In Spechtsbrunn, continue to follow the main road in the direction of Tettau / Steinbach am Wald. after approx. 400 m you will reach the Kalte Küche.
Use the parking spaces at the Nature Park Info Centre (Google NAV point).
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- Sturdy shoes
- Beverage reserve
- First aid kit
- GPS navigation device or smartphone
- 4 Waypoints
- 4 Waypoints