Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 617 out of 645 hikers


  • Stephanie

    At its narrowest points Passage through the Drachenschlucht is only 70 cm wide, right and left towering mossy rock faces up to 10 m above the gurgling Marienbach. Over millions of years, there was an approximately 1 km long Kerbtal, which you can walk on a boardwalk.

    If you take some time, you can discover the special canyon forest and, with a bit of luck, observe the fire salamander, the toad or the big water tusks. In the moss cushions live rare crustaceans and snails. The large monogram A at an entrance of the gorge stands for Annatal.

    The Drachenschlucht is free all year round and freely accessible.

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    • February 5, 2016

  • Domas

    Thundering water under your feet, millions of glistening water droplets on mossy rocks, which are only slightly more than man-wide apart - the Drachenschlucht is one of the most exciting geodesic monuments in Thuringia. Over millions of years, the water of a stream has dug almost ten meters deep into the red rocks below the Wartburg.

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    • April 14, 2016

  • SabineK

    Great during the week! Hikers with dogs should know that some bars are made of metal mesh and are difficult or impossible for smaller dogs to handle. We always have a sheet for the case. Kngeknotet makes it a great carrier similar to a hammock. Ours has 14 kg ... goes on the short distance 😁

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Dagmar

    Super Rim Dragon Canyon High Sun Wine Road Landgrave canyon! Nearly 12 km. 1.5 hours from the car park through the Drachenschlucht to the Hohe Sonne. Since we have stopped, the snack is nothing special. Dixi loo and supermarket sandwiches are nothing that brings us a second time to stop. Then back on the wine route and down through the Landgrafenschlucht (about 1 hour walk). A traveling dream for us and perfect with 7-year-old child!

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    • October 30, 2016

  • Stefan28

    Can the round dragon gorge ... Landgrafenschlucht also highly recommend, but absolutely also over the Great Dragon stone run, the view is breathtaking in good weather!

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Altmärker 54

    For all ages an experience, but please note the weather. Should it be slippery better not go through. For the summer a tip, since it is very pleasant.

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    • May 3, 2017

  • Nico

    Going through the gorge is an absolute must when you are in the area. What the landscape has to offer here is truly unique and worth every look. Even in the weather when the sun is not shining.

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    • May 10, 2017

  • Beate

    At the current hot temperatures definitely recommended. Nevertheless, it can be damp and slippery in some places.
    And then there is a very tight spot. With oncoming traffic it can come to funny to annoying situations (even experienced).

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Heiko

    Beware of ground frost. On the wood planks it is very slippery!

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Carmen

    A brilliant gorge. Great way!

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    • November 12, 2017

  • Paula

    In the lift beautiful to walk. In the afternoon you can still see the Wartburg.

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    • April 3, 2016

  • THTG

    Gorge in which one on jetties directly over a small stream,
    walk through fantastic rock formations.

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    • September 4, 2017

  • Mike

    Wild-romantic, with a touch of adventure, so it goes through the gorge.

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    • September 1, 2018

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    It is one of the most beautiful gorges in Thuringia and easy to reach

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Torsten Z. aus Eisenach 🌞

    The Dragon Gorge holds many surprises!
    In the summer heat, it offers a cool and refreshing place, lined on the left and right by towering, plant-rich rocks.
    At the narrowest part of the gorge, the evening chip and chocolate adventures on the couch are clearly visible. :-)
    Children love hiking over the stream below.
    Occasionally the Drachenschlucht serves photographers and film crews as an incomparable background.

    My tip: with the bus (different lines go this route) from the central bus station Eisenach (right next to the Eisenach main station) in the direction of HOHE SONNE and from there downhill enjoy the adventure Drachenschlucht. From the exit of the gorge you can reach a quiet hiking trail along the small creek back into the city at the foot of the Wartburg.

    Have fun :-)

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Bea

    officially blocked in ice and snow but beautiful

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    • January 13, 2016

  • Andreas J

    Well-developed hiking tour, with interesting route guidance.

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    • September 4, 2017

  • Matthias 🚲

    Beautiful hiking trail, especially for children. From the car park Mariental up to the parking lot Hohe Sonne is about 3.5 km. There and back about 7 km. Even with a dog it is possible, but it is partly on gratings through the gorge, here this dogs must be worn.

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    • October 13, 2017

  • Matthias

    The Drachenschlucht is a gorge near Eisenach in the Thuringian Forest in the nature reserve "Forests with gorges between Wartburg and Hohe Sonne".

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drachenschlucht

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    • February 8, 2018

  • Ayman

    A very nice area with beautiful paintings
    The gorge itself is absolute top but unfortunately very short, I thought you run a long way through the gorge, but unfortunately was not so.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • Stephan

    No matter which side you go into the Drachenschlucht. A highlight is it in any case!

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Rhöndevil

    Here it can be ever close to oncoming traffic 👍🏻✅😉 otherwise very nice section!

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Andreas J

    In the shade of high rocks various mosses thrive. These cover the rocks like velvet.

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    • August 29, 2018

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    The whole dragon canyon is quite narrow in several places but here it seems
    to be the narrowest.
    The Dragon Canyon is always worth a visit

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    • August 29, 2018

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Location: Thuringia, Germany


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