Werra Valley Cycle Trail

    200 km of the Werra Valley Cycle Trail run through Thuringia. From the two sources on the Rennsteig you’ll head towards Veßra Monastery via Hildburghausen.

    The half-timbered buildings of the Henneberg Museum are well worth seeing. Through the theatre town of Meiningen and through Walldorf, the tour leads to Bad Salzungen, where you can pay a visit to the graduation house and the Celtic Baths, with their spacious sauna landscape. If you make an appointment, you can descend to a depth of 750 metres into the Werra potash area and visit Merkers Adventure Mine. The untouched nature as far as the start of the Rennsteig will make your next stage a real experience. From here, it is worth taking a detour towards Eisenach, where you’ll be able to see the Creuzurg Castle and the half-timbered houses of the town of the same name. From the historic sandstone bridge, a new cycle route runs from Creuzburg through the Hainich National Park. This is where you will enter the wild and romantic transverse valley of the Werra with its unusual wealth of orchids. The imposing Normannstein Castle towers over Treffurt. There is a link to the Unstrut-Werra Cycle Trail.

    The cycle trail is suitable for families, sport- and nature-lovers, as well as touring cyclists.

    Route data

    Overall length: 300 km
    Length within Thuringia: 200 km
    Starting point in Thuringia: the source of the Werra at Siegmundsburg
    End point in Thuringia: Großburschla
    Altitude difference: 150 to 750 m above sea level
    Difficulty level: easy to medium
    Track conditions: 170 km asphalt, 30 km water-bound route