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Where Goethe tied his hiking boots

Where Goethe tied his hiking boots

Hiking Collection by komoot

"You have only been to a place, if you went there by foot", said Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once. He would have been able to afford a horse and a carriage, but the German poet preferred to explore his favorite places while hiking. We could not agree more! Follow Goethe's traces to places, in which he found his inspiration for poems, stage plays and drawings. One of his favorite destination was his birthplace Frankfurt Main. He had direct ancestors from Limburg and Wetzlar and loved to go hiking there, too. To visit his beloved Charlotte von Stein, the poet often hiked through Weimar and in the Harz Mountains. With these six selected tours, you can discover the varied landscapes, green coniferous forests and small villages of Central Germany, which inspired and enchanted Goethe.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    02:22
    5.08 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What does this tour do under "Weimar"? Is probably a mistake.

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    Difficult
    08:15
    18.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    2,325 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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  • Difficult
    05:43
    12.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    certainly one of the worst way to get on the Brocken also called "the Brockenautobahn"

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    Difficult
    05:47
    11.8 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,325 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Intermediate
    02:55
    6.89 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    Difficult
    05:48
    12.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    66.4 mi
  • Duration
    30:50 h
  • Elevation
    8,850 ft

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Where Goethe tied his hiking boots