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Recommended by 2765 out of 2890 hikers


  • Stephanie

    At its narrowest points, the passage through the Drachenschlucht is only 70 cm wide, on the right and left moss-covered rock walls tower up to 10 m above the gurgling Marienbach. For millions of years there was an approximately 1 km long Kerbtal valley that you can walk through on a boardwalk.

    If you take your time, you can discover the special forest of the gorges and, with a bit of luck, watch fire salamanders, toads or the great water shrew. Rare crustaceans and snails live in the moss cushions. The large monogram A at the entrance to the gorge stands for Annatal.

    The Dragon Gorge is free and freely accessible all year round.

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    • February 5, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 G

    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

  • 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

  • Mike

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

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    • September 1, 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

  • Peter Türk 😊

    One of my favorite castles as well as in summer and also in winter - you must absolutely also Rüberern .....

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    • July 3, 2017

  • Paula

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

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    • April 3, 2016

  • Ramon

    At the summit you have a wonderful view of the Wartburg and for the body well is also taken care of.

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    • January 25, 2017

  • Michael

    From here you can see the Wartburg very nice

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    • February 2, 2017

  • Nico G

    If you have ever been to the high sun, you can treat yourself to another treat here.

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    • May 10, 2017

  • THTG

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

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    • September 4, 2017

  • Hiking Phoenix

    The view, above the Drachenschlucht, simply breathtaking

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    • September 16, 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

  • Bea

    officially blocked in ice and snow but beautiful

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    • January 13, 2016

  • Matthias

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


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    • February 8, 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

  • 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

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Location: Thuringia, Germany


  • Distance1.28 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill425 ft
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