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Schwalbenstein

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Bergfee13

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

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    • April 4, 2019

  • Alex 🙋‍♀️🚵‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️☀️

    Idyllic location, easy to reach

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    • January 4, 2021

  • 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

  • Mapf

    Just like the Great Hermannstein, the Schwalbenstein is a rock in the Thuringian Forest, which Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe liked to visit when he was in Ilmenau. Today there is a small hiking hut on the rock with a view of the Ilm Valley.

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    • August 29, 2021

  • Ines

    A historical place, nicely situated to take a rest.

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    • February 26, 2022

  • Petra

    Definitely take a short break! Idyllic mountain hut and still on poetic footsteps.

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    • June 17, 2022

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Location: Ilmenau, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany

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