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Werra Valley Cycle Trail

Höhe und Position

 River cycling is pure enjoyment

200 kilometres of the Werra Valley Cycle Trail run through Thuringia. From the two Werra sources by the Rennsteig Trail in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park, the route takes you via Hildburghausen to Vessra Monastery. The half-timbered houses of the Henneberg Museum are well worth seeing. The tour continues via the theatre town of Meiningen and Walldorf to Bad Salzungen.  Impressive testimonies to salt mining and unspoilt nature make the next stage of your tour to Hörschel an exciting experience. From here it is worth making a detour via the Hercules-Wartburg Cycle Trail to Eisenach. Within sight is Creuzburg Castle above the half-timbered houses of the small town of the same name. From the historic sandstone bridge, you can cycle to the Treetop Trail in Hainich National Park along the Yellow Cycle Trail. Here the wildly romantic transverse valley of the Werra with its unusual wealth of orchids and the Wartburg-Hainich World Heritage Region begin, where nature and culture are closely and harmoniously linked. Above Treffurt tower the imposing Normannstein Castle and opposite it, the "King of Werra Valley", namely Heldrastein Hill with the Tower of German Unity. With the River Werra always in sight, the cycle trail continues to its end in Hann. Münden.

The trail is suitable for families, sports and nature enthusiasts as well as touring cyclists.

 

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Route data

  • Total length: 300 km
  • Length in Thuringia: 200 km
  • Departure point in Thuringia: Neuhaus
  • Destination point in Thuringia: Lindewerra
  • Difference in altitude: 150 to 830 m above sea level
  • Degree of difficulty: Medium to difficult
  • Type of trail: 170 km asphalt, 30 km water-bound surface