Hiking - Rennsteig - Stage 5 - From Allzunah to Friedrichshöhe
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Waldbaude at the Großer DreiherrensteinPhoto: Michael Sander, CC BY-SA, By Michael Sander (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
You start this stage in the middle of the forest in the small village of Allzunah not far from Frauenwald. Along the road you will soon reach the quarry at Großer Hundskopf and continue east to Großer Dreiherrenstein. The Waldbaude is not only directly on the Nature Park Route and attracts all active people from near and far. Fresh beer and classic Thuringian cuisine make for a great place to rest.
A few metres further on, you reach the exact centre of the Rennsteig. Continue through the dense mixed forests to Neustadt am Rensteig (not to be confused with Neuhaus am Rennweg). Here you will find the Rennsteigmuseum. At Gasthof Hubertus or the restaurant and Hotel Kammweg you can enjoy yourself around lunchtime.
Always heading south, the Rennsteig follows the foothills of the Thuringian Forest past Kahlert and Altenfeld to Hoher Stock. Shortly after the Schwalbenhauptwiese, you reach the Triniusbaude. This small, rustic inn is located directly on the edge of the forest and offers welcome refreshments. Afterwards, the trail climbs again to the 830m high "Erste Berg". Now the climatic health resort of Masserberg is not far away. On the mountain plateau you pass the top station of the ski lift. Shortly before entering the village, you will see the Prince Karl Guenther Monument in the distance on your left. You can reach Masserberg directly at the large hikers' car park with the Rennsteighaus. In the village there are numerous places to stop for refreshments Particularly worth mentioning are the Gasthof "Zum Breitenborn" and the Hotel Haus Oberland.
After a short stop, we continue towards the Rennsteigwarte on the Eselsberg. In good weather, the 33m-high tower offers a fantastic view over the Thuringian Forest and as far south as Veste Coburg. The Turmbaude is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
You will soon reach the Eisfelder Ausspanne via the small Sauberg mountain. Directly to the east on the mountainside is the lower basin of the Pumpspeicherwerk Goldisthal. It is the largest hydroelectric power station in Germany. Passing the monument in honour of Bruno von Germar, you will soon reach Friedrichshöhe. The Gasthaus & Pension "Zum Rennsteig", the Gaststätte & Pension "Hirschblick" or the Pension "Arnika".> offer refreshments and overnight stays.
Rest stopsWaldbaude Großer Dreiherrenstein - Frauenwald
Safety informationThe Rennsteig is very well developed on this stage;
Tips and hints
The Rennsteig on thueringer-wald.com
Accommodations directly at the Rennsteig
Allzunah can be reached at the weekend with the bus line 421 direction from Oberhof Bus Station. During the week, the town is served by the Ilmenauer Omnibus Verkehr and line 300 towards Ilmenau (Deutsche Bahn). Use the Reiseauskunft der Deutschen Bahn.
From Friedrichshöhe you can take the bus line 508 in the direction of Limbach and from there continue with the bus 501 to Neuhaus am Rennweg. There you have an hourly connection to the ST41 SüdThüringenBahn towards Sonneberg / Eisenach. Use the travel information of Deutsche Bahn.
travel information of Deutsche Bahn.
Back to Allzunah:
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Travel information Friedrichshöhe, Sachsenbrunn → Allzunah.
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A return journey to Allzunah by public transport turns out to be very time-consuming. We therefore recommend finding a solution with your own car.
By roadComing from the A73, take exit 4 (Schleusingen) and continue on the L3004 towards Hinternah, Schleusingerneundorf until Schmiedefeld. Follow the country road through the village straight on in the direction of Stützerbach / Ilmenau. At the Rennsteigkreut railway crossing, turn right towards Frauenwald / Allzunah
At Allzunah you can park directly at the Rensnteig not far from the village. (Google NAV point)
Book recommendation by the author
Thuringia: Rennsteig (OutdoorHandbuch) (Der Weg ist das Ziel) Paperback
Hikeline Fernwanderweg Rennsteig, 169 km: On the historic ridge trail through the Thuringian Forest to the Franconian Forest. Hiking guide and map 1 : 35,000, weatherproof Paperback.
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, rainwear, first aid kit, GPS device
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