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Fernwanderweg - Rennsteig - Von Hörschel nach Blankenstein - Thüringer Wald

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  • Mach den Weg zum Ziel - Der Rennsteig
    / Mach den Weg zum Ziel - Der Rennsteig
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  • / Aussichtspunkt und Rastplatz
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Rondel bei Oberhof
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Rennsteigride
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Rennsteiggarten - Oberhof
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Aussichtspunkt am Rennsteig
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Rennsteighaus - Neue Ausspanne
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Wald erleben am Rennsteig
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Rastplatz am Rennsteig
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Langlauf auf dem Rennsteig-Skiwanderweg
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Thüringer Wald
  • / Pferdeschlitten am Rennsteig
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  • / Bahnhof Rennsteig bei Schmiedefeld
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Open
moderate
Distance 169.3 km
44:45 h
2,502 m
2,323 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Paul Hentschel 
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Plänckners Aussicht, 973 m
Lowest point
Hörschel, 201 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthaus & Pension "Tor zum Rennsteig" Hörschel
Sängerwiese meadows
Hubertushaus
Waldgaststätte „Am Kissel“
Berggasthof Stöhr
Heuberghaus
Berggasthof Ebertswiese
Rennsteighaus Neue Ausspanne
Neue Gehlberger Hütte
Suhler Hütte
Gasthaus Waldfrieden - Frauenwald
Waldbaude Großer Dreiherrenstein - Frauenwald
Gasthof/ Fleischerei "Schwarzer Adler" - Gießübel
Bernhardsthal Rennsteigbaude
Gasthof Hirsch
Gasthaus & Pension "Am Rennsteig" - Sonneberg OT Spechtsbrunn

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Hörschel - Werraufer (195 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.007858, 10.227611
DMS
51°00'28.3"N 10°13'39.4"E
UTM
32U 586125 5651415
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Destination

Blankenstein - Selbitzbrücke

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
51.007858, 10.227611
DMS
51°00'28.3"N 10°13'39.4"E
UTM
32U 586125 5651415
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(3)
Frank Baumbach 
September 07, 2020 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Edwin Krug 
April 05, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 13, 2019
Raphael Noack
April 18, 2019 · Community
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Status
Open
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
169.3 km
Duration
44:45 h
Ascent
2,502 m
Descent
2,323 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Multi-stage route Scenic Geological highlights Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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Maps and trails
  • 8 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 Open
Distance 19.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 434 m
Descent 85 m

Die eigentliche Bedeutung des Namens "Rennsteig" ist "sich schnell bewegen". Ursprünglich war er ein alter Handelsweg, der wichtige Städte und Orte ...

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from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2 Open
Distance 25.1 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 637 m
Descent 464 m

Stramm bergan zum zweithöchsten Punkt auf dem Rennsteig.

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from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3 Open
Distance 17.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 344 m
Descent 230 m

... Zur Trainingsstätte der Olympioniken nach Oberhof ...

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from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4 Open
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 5:12 h
Ascent 249 m
Descent 340 m

Am Tausender vorbei zur Rennsteigbahn ...

from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5 Open
Distance 24.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 411 m
Descent 359 m

Über die Mitte des Rennsteigs zu Luftkurorten und dem größten Wasserkraftwerk Deutschlands.

from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6 Open
Distance 23 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 297 m
Descent 414 m

Über den höchsten Bahnhof Thüringens ins Schiefergebirge.

from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 Open
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 197 m
Descent 161 m

Durchs idyylische Schiefergebirge einen Abstecher nach Bayern wagen.

from Paul Hentschel,   Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8 Open
Distance 20.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 88 m
Descent 377 m

Hinab zu den Ufern der Saale ...

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