Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 109 out of 110 hikers


  • Mandelkern

    The Schwalbenstein on the Goethe trail is a rock in the Thuringian Forest. Here on the 19th of March, 1779, the old master wrote 'the fourth act of his' Iphigenie' 'on a sunny day'.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Sebastian

    The impressive rock formation and the view from the cozy refuge make up for the climb in any case. Even Goethe was inspired by the distant view and wrote the fourth act of his "Iphigenie", the beginning of which is immortalized on a tablet in the stone.

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    • October 7, 2016

  • Mike

    Here not only the view lures. Here one is also very close to the poet-prince. Just like the Great Hermannsteins, the Schwalbenstein is a rock in the Thuringian Forest, which was often visited by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe when he was in Ilmenau. He wrote here on March 19, 1779, the IV Act of Iphigenia. This is indicated by a tablet attached to the rock.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Waldfee13

    The most romantic place in the Ilm district invites not only to rest, but also to philosophize.

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    • April 4, 2019

  • Sera

    Picturesque little cottage in the forest. Nice for a short rest.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • 🥾P

    You can relax there, find shelter from the rain and have a wonderful view.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • der Danners Hary (PBP2023)

    beautiful view of the countryside

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    • June 20, 2018

  • Mike

    Come, stop, rest, enjoy the view. From here it is only a short distance to Gasthof "Schöffenhaus". There can also enjoy the belly.

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Alex 🚲🌞

    Idyllic location, easy to reach

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    • January 4, 2021

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Location: Ilmenau, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany


  • Elevation720 m

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