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Hohenwarte Reservoir Trail - Stage 1 - Hohenwarte Dam → Wilhelmsdorf Portenschmiede Campsite

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Visit the region around the Thuringian Sea and walk the Hohenwarte Reservoir Trail, a quality trail of a special kind.
Open
moderate
Distance 21.3 km
7:00 h
584 m
574 m
504 m
244 m

Stage 1: Hohenwarte to Wilhelmsdorf

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The first stage of your hike along the Thuringian Sea takes you into the history of the origins of the Hohenwarte reservoir, which today, as the fourth largest reservoir in Germany, is one of the most beautiful recreational areas in our country. In addition to the historical background to the dam wall and the sunken sites, the trail offers lasting impressions of the diversity of the forest habitat and, after the first steep climbs towards Wilhelmsdorf, reveals fabulous views over the vast water landscape.

Author’s recommendation

The imposing dam wall of the reservoir in Hohenwarte, viewpoint Mooshäuschen Wilhelmsdorf, refuge Klinkhardtshöhe Unterwellenborn
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Author
Sandro Dittmar
Update: November 07, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
504 m
Lowest point
244 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 3.28%Dirt road 1.55%Forested/wild trail 74.57%Path 18.02%Road 1.54%Unknown 1.02%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
15.9 km
Path
3.8 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Waldhotel am Stausee
Campingplatz Portenschmiede in Wilhelmsdorf

Safety information

Be aware of the typical dangers of the forest!
Walk at your own risk!
We wish you a relaxing and eventful hike!

Tips and hints

Flyer about the hiking trail (PDF)

Start

Hohenwarte dam (303 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.611124, 11.490404
DMS
50°36'40.0"N 11°29'25.5"E
UTM
32U 676196 5609542
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Destination

Camping site Portenschmiede

Turn-by-turn directions

Hohenwarte dam - Hohenwarte - Zum Grösselgraben - Tanneberghütte - Steinshügel - Gustavsruh - Klinkhardtshöhle - Waldhotel am Stausee - Preßwitzer Spitze - Campingplatz Saalthal Alter - Saalthal - Saalestrand - Mooshäuschen - Wilhelmsdorf - Campingplatz Portenschmiede

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Hohenwarte can be easily reached with the KomBus -Linie 546 from the direction of Saalfeld (Deutsche Bahn connection). Line bundle 5 binds a public transport supply around the entire reservoir with coordinated connections.

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To search for connections to Hohenwarte dam, simply use the travel portal of Deutsche Bahn.

Just use the travel portal of Deutsche Bahn to search for connections Wilhemsdorf (nearest bus stop).

Getting there

Coming from the A9, take exit 26 (Triptis) and continue on the B281 westwards to Neustadt an der Orla. Continue along the main road via Pößneck in the direction of Saalfeld. Leave the B281 at Unterwellenborn (Stahlwerk Thüringen) heading south towards Großkamsdorf / Goßwitz / Bucha. In Bucha, continue south on the L2384 to the Hohenwarte dam.

Parking

Directly at the Staumaer is a large visitor car park. The KomBus GmbH bus stop is also located here. (Google-NAV-Punkt)
At the Portenschmiede campsite there are isolated parking facilities Google-NAV-Punkt

Coordinates

DD
50.611124, 11.490404
DMS
50°36'40.0"N 11°29'25.5"E
UTM
32U 676196 5609542
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Beverage reserve
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or smartphone

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
584 m
Descent
574 m
Highest point
504 m
Lowest point
244 m
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