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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Thuringia is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Thuringia for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Thuringia

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    Schneekopf

    Hiking Highlight

    At 978 meters, the Schneekopf is the second highest elevation in Thuringia after the Great Beerberg (983 meters). From here you can enjoy magnificent views all around. A visit to …

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    Großer Inselsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    From the highest point of the western Thuringian Forest and the highest point of the Rennsteig you have a fantastic view of the surrounding area. From the 21 meter high …

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    3

    Kickelhahn

    Hiking Highlight

    On the Kickelhahn there is an observation tower from 1855, a Telekom tower, a transmission mast, the Goethe house, the foundations of a hunting lodge and a restaurant. The Jagdhaus Gabelbach and the Berghotel Gabelbach are south of the summit.

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    Großer Beerberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest point in Thuringia is the Great Beerberg. It is 983 meters high. A little below the summit is a viewing platform that offers a great view over the Thuringian Forest.

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    Adlersberg

    Hiking Highlight

    There's a rustic (warm) mountain hut with hot drinks and delicious dishes ...
    From the tower you have a magnificent panoramic view.

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    Romy🦋
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    Großer Finsterberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The strenuous climb is rewarded with a wonderful view.

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    Melanie
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    Bleßberg

    Hiking Highlight

    From the observation tower on the Bleßberg you have a breathtaking view over the Thuringian Forest, as far as Franconia and the Fichtelgebirge. After the ascent to the observation deck, …

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    8

    Poppenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The southern Harz is completely wrongly underestimated! There are not only great paths and interesting excursion destinations there, but also some fine mountains. Like the Poppenberg, which with a height …

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    9

    Sachsenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice rest opportunity at the Sachsenstein. The view here is now overgrown. 100m further, always on the trail long, but you have a good view of the Schmücke and Schneekopf.

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    Melanie
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    10

    Großer Inselsberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The island mountain near Bad Tabarz is a kind of sacred ground for mountain bike downhill riders. Because here took place 25 years ago (as of 2018) the first downhill …

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    Schneekopf + Kletterturm

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Very brilliant views in all directions, even (and especially) in rainy weather. If you are in the vicinity, you should definitely visit here.

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    12

    Hülfensberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Ascent to the Hülfensberg via the Stationsweg followed by a beautiful view

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    Eselsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The hiking area around the Donkey Mountain is very worthwhile for several reasons. Round tours of different lengths can be undertaken starting from Masserberg. A circular route is signposted as …

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    Großer Beerberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Did you know that there were volcanoes in the Thuringian Forest? There was! The Great Beerberg was once one. These are the remnants of it and at 982.9 meters they …

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    15

    Plänckners Aussicht

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest (970 m) and at the same time one of the most beautiful viewpoints directly on the Rennsteig, above the city of Suhl, where the Rennsteig reaches its highest …

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    16

    Heldrastein

    Hiking Highlight

    Very good view and interesting story about the German-German division. The Hedrastein is also known as the tower of unity.

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    There are also tables here, you can picnic in bad weather.

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    Bahnhof Rennsteig

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The more than 100-year-old cult train station Rennsteig is located between Schmiedefeld and Frauenwald and has been extensively restored.

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    SeTro
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    19

    Bismarckturm

    Hiking Highlight

    At present, construction and scaffolding are around the Bismarckturm, but worth the hike there

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    Highest point, in the Thuringian Forest, which can be reached legally. Fantastic view in all directions. For the physical well-being is provided. For the climbers among you, the observation tower …

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