Panorama Trail Schwarzatal - 5th stage Goldisthal to Altenfeld - Thuringian Forest
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View of AltenfeldPhoto: Iris Paul, Thüringer Wald
You start this section through the Schwarzatal directly on the banks of the small river below the large barrage in Goldisthal at the Haus der Natur. Along the edge of the village you soon enter the rustic Thuringian forest. The first ascent is quite challenging. After about 4 km, you pass the Rehtalbrbrücke and reach Masserberg. You can take a short detour past the spa meadows to the Hotel "Schöne Aussicht". With its cosy ambience and its own steak restaurant, it invites you to take a short break.
On the old Badstrasse you leave Masserberg in a northerly direction and descend into the valley of the "Masse" (river) to the Massermermle.
On the last section, the path climbs once more. At the highest point of the tour you reach the Albert-Schweitzer-Hütte near Altenfeld. From here you have a wonderful panoramic view over the expanse of the Thuringian Forest.
After descending the ski slope, you will soon reach the village of Altenfeld.
Rest stopsHotel Haus Oberland
Safety informationEspecially in the exposed areas of the Thuringian forest, watch out for logging caused by previous storms. If possible, never leave the signposted hiking trails.
Tips and hints
TourismRegion Rennsteig - Schwarzatal
Flyer on the Panorama Trail Schwarzatal (PDF)
You can get to Goldisthal comfortably with the bus line 501 from Neuhaus. You can reach Neuhaus am Rennweg either directly with the SüdThüringenBahn or with the Bus 405 from Saalfeld (KomBus GmbH - Also as a bicycle bus line).
To search for connections, simply use the travel portal of Deutsche Bahn. Enter "Goldisthal, Schule" as the destination.
Getting thereComing from the A73, take exit 5 (Eisfeld-Nord) and then continue on the B281 towards Neuhaus am Rennweg. In Limbach, leave the main road to the left in the direction of Scheibe-Alsbach. Follow the L1112 to Goldisthal.
Use the parking facilities at the Haus der Natur in Goldisthal (NAV-Punkt).
Book recommendation by the author
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Hiking, skiing and cycling map of the Schwarzatal, Bad Blankenburg, Oberweißbach and surroundings: Excursions between Königsee, Schwarzburg, Katzhütte, Neuhaus am Rennweg and Lauscha. 1:35000 (Schöne Heimat)
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, rainwear
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