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Winter hiking trail - Forsthaus Sattelbach - Thuringian Forest

Winter hiking · Thuringian Forest
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  • Rennsteig in Oberhof mit dem Rondell
    Rennsteig in Oberhof mit dem Rondell
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A beautiful, varied winter hiking trail without any major inclines. On the way, the innkeeper at the Forsthaus Sattelbach welcomes you with good Thuringian cuisine and homemade cakes.
easy
Distance 3.8 km
0:54 h
91 m
91 m
867 m
804 m
A beautiful, varied winter hiking trail through the Thuringian Forest. Ideally suited for families, also with small children or senior citizens. There are no too steep ascents on this beautiful winter hiking trail. In places, the trail is slightly hilly through a spruce-covered high forest.The innkeepers at Forsthaus Sattelbach welcome you with good Thuringian cuisine and homemade cakes. With a little luck, you can also watch the red deer of our forest from the windows of the guest room or watch them being fed.Another part of the winter hiking trail is on the original Rennsteig, always follow the "R", which marks the Rennsteig.The eventful history of our region is not neglected either, whether it is the Rondell monument from the old days or the marked point of the tunnel crossing from the Thuringian Forest motorway on the Rennsteig from the more recent past. A leisurely tour suitable for the whole family.

Author’s recommendation

With a little luck, you can watch the red deer or the feeding of the animals from the window of the guest room in the Forsthaus Sattelbach.
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Jan Hornung
Update: October 13, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
867 m
Lowest point
804 m
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Track types

Dirt road 32.01%Forested/wild trail 67.97%
Dirt road
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.6 km
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Rest stops

Forsthaus Sattelbach

Safety information

There is a road crossing near the forester's lodge.

Tips and hints

At weekends and during the holiday season, if there is enough snow, you have the opportunity to take a speedy toboggan ride on the longest natural toboggan run in Thuringia directly at the Rondel.The Sattelbach forester's lodge can also be reached by horse-drawn sleigh from the Nattermann company on request.

Start

Rondel Oberhof (812 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.695783, 10.722519
DMS
50°41'44.8"N 10°43'21.1"E
UTM
32U 621653 5617410
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Destination

Rondel Oberhof

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Rondel car park and walk a short distance towards the "old golf meadow". Shortly before the AWO-Sano Ferienhotel (behind the subway), the path turns into the forest on the right. Now follow the signs for the winter hiking trail straight on to the Sattelbach forester's lodge. On the way we cross 2 forest paths. After a short refreshment in the forester's lodge, we set off in the direction of the Rennsteig, where we have to cross the Schmückestrasse for a short while.Once on the Rennsteig, we follow it to the right, and after a short stretch we come to the tunnel crossing of the Thuringian Forest Motorway, which is hidden deep below us in the mountains of the Thuringian Forest.We follow the original Rennsteig for the rest of the way and pass the Rennsteiggarten shortly before the end of our hike, from where we can already see our starting point, the Rondel.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can get to Oberhof from the direction of Zella-Mehlis. From there, take bus line 422 to Oberhof bus station. To plan your journey, simply use the Deutsche Bahn travel information service

Getting there

Coming from the A71, take exit 18 (Oberhof) and continue on the L3247 towards Oberhof. From the main road, after passing under the pedestrian bridge, turn right in the direction of Schmücke and shortly afterwards the car park is on the right-hand side.

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Coordinates

DD
50.695783, 10.722519
DMS
50°41'44.8"N 10°43'21.1"E
UTM
32U 621653 5617410
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Abenteuer Rennsteig: Der Rennsteig als Outdoor-Erlebnis - Unterwegs mit Zelt, Kocher und Quellwasser. Autor Klaus Gromer. ISBN: 9783744872102

Author’s map recommendations

Rad- & Wanderkarte Oberhof. Verlag: KKV. ISBN 978-3-86973-215-2. Erhalten Sie auch in der Oberhof Information.

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Winter clothing   
  • GPS navigation device or smartphone   
  • First aid kit

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
0:54 h
Ascent
91 m
Descent
91 m
Highest point
867 m
Lowest point
804 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip Groomed snow

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