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Rennsteig Gardens in Oberhof

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Mountain plants from all over the world - some 4,000 plant species from mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand and the Arctic regions await visitors. The ridge location of the Thuringian Forest provides ideal conditions for the major species of mountain plants, such as gentians, primulas, campanulas, carnations, edelweiss and Alpine roses but also some exotic beauties.

 In an area of about 7 hectares, the plants with their attractive flowers can be seen around the 868-metre high Pfanntalskopf mountain. The primary flowering period is from mid-May to mid-August. A new attraction in the Gardens are the "play elements" for children, stimulating their own activity and supplying a fascinating combination of natural experiences, play and education.

Opening hours

Monday: 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 18:00
Friday: 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 18:00

High season:
Mid-April to end of September
Off season:
October to beginning of November
open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Guided tours of the Gardens can be arranged for groups of up to 50 people. Please make a prior appointment one week in advance.
 

Services

  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Café
  • Snack bar
  • Language: German
  • Parking for coach: 6

Accessibility

Restricted access for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons

2 public disabled parking spaces about 300 metres away. Route to entrance over asphalt (6% incline for about 150 metres) and forest trail. However, there are also parking facilities for guests with restricted mobility directly by the entrance.

Wheelchair users, families with prams or pushchairs and elderly visitors can easily access all planted areas via the main route which runs through all the garden sections and is a good 1 kilometre in length. Ascent of between 9 and 11% in some places. Water-bound, firm surfacing, forest ground in some places. 5 cm deep drainage channels at irregular intervals.

Escort recommended for guests in manually operated wheelchairs. Benches and viewing points are provided to rest or enjoy the landscape. Some steps on side routes. Access to the room with changing exhibitions on the "Thuringian Forest" Nature Park by stairs.

One WC each for ladies and gentlemen. Access via an incline (16 to 24% for 4 metres) and a step (5 cm). Info on ladies' WC: accessible at left only = 106 cm, depth = 57 cm. Info on gentlemen's WC: accessible at right only = 107 cm, depth = 57 cm.

7 barrier-free "Experience Nature" play stations, where young and old can play and learn. Information boards and guide system with large high-contrast lettering - some tactile lettering and relief pictures. By prior appointment, guided tours or introductory talks available for groups of visitors, including the blind and visually impaired with fragrance and feel-and-touch elements. Only guide dogs are allowed. The Rennsteig Garden is visited regularly by guests with restricted mobility.

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Rennsteiggarten

Am Pfanntalskopf 3
98559 Oberhof

Telephone: +49 (0) 36842 22245
Fax: +49 (0) 36842 20753

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