Experience nature proverbially up close and let the walls come closer. In the gorge 'Drachenschlucht', the narrowest part of the hiking trail is no wider than 70 cm.
Thundering water under your feet, millions of glittering water droplets on mossy rocks that are only a little more than man's breadth apart - the Dragon's Gorge is one of Thuringia's most exciting geological monuments. Over millions of years, the water of a stream has dug its way almost ten metres deep into the red rocks below Wartburg Castle. A path has been set up through the 200-metre-long gorge on which you can walk through the fantastic rock formations directly above the small stream.
You start the tour in the Mariental near Eisenach and ascend the Drachenschlucht in a southerly direction to the Hohe Sonne directly at the Rennsteig. After a short breather at the snack bar Hohe Sonne (barbecue), you continue along the Wine Route and to the viewpoint Great Dragon Stone. On the way back, you descend through the impressive gorge Landgrafenschlucht, at the end of which the Mariental Valley awaits you again.
The tour is especially exciting and fascinating for children. There is much to discover and explore.
ATTENTION: The Mariental is a popular excursion destination, especially on weekends many day trippers visit the region. Please do NOT park your car along the busy main road when the car parks are full. It is therefore recommended to travel by public transport. More information about the departure times can be found under Arrival.
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Eisenach Hike through another gorge near Eisenach: Circular hike - "Through the romantic Johannistal" near Eisenach
Directly at the Hohe Sonne you have a wonderful view to the Wartburg. The atmosphere in the morning or evening hours is particularly impressive.
When walking on the clamp, pay attention to slippery and slippery areas. The watercourse of the stream is partly located directly under the hiking trail. In the case of ice and snow there is limited accessibility.Please be considerate and quiet in the forest to protect the flora and fauna. Follow the instructions of the forest staff and pay attention to restrictions caused by forest work.
sturdy shoes, rainwear