Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 208 out of 211 hikers


  • Sebastian

    A highlight with a rarity. In its heyday, this facility offered the villagers protection from attackers. Unfortunately, the condition is deteriorating with progressive erosion, which is why it is dangerous to see the castle up close. An information board reveals more and if you continue hiking, you can catch nice glimpses of the marvel.

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    • October 7, 2016

  • Jeannette

    The rock cliffs facing the local situation of Buchfart are in constant change due to progressive erosion. The rock castle located there is called cave castle. The expansion of the plant was probably started as early as the 10th century. It is considered a special feature in the Thuringian burgenlandschaft. Meanwhile, nature has destroyed a significant part. In 2009, extensive securing work on the rock face was required.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Mapf

    Above the Felsenburg, one has a wonderful view over the Ilmtal.

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    • August 16, 2018

  • Matthi

    Is no longer directly accessible. Can only be viewed from the side.

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    • November 21, 2020

  • Romy🦋

    The GoethewanderWeg runs past the caves, Goethe recognized the specialty of this historic rock castle - the only one of its kind in Thuringia - and repeatedly emphasized it during his visits to Buchfart.
    “Do you know the castle, dug in the mountainous rock, which towers up from the valley to the sky? Waves that wash around her feet - the shepherd chooses the battlements for pasture for his sheep. "
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote to his friend, the cantor and organist Friedrich Heinrich Schütz in Bad Berka, in the register.
    (Weimar reading)

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    • May 10, 2019

  • Sopho, Micha & Bella 🐶🐾

    The chambers of the rock caves are a special attraction near Buchfart. They were already in use before the 10th century and the complex probably served as a refuge.
    Archaeological finds even point to an even earlier use.
    Unfortunately, the caves cannot be entered due to the risk of collapse.


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    • February 21, 2021

  • Michael

    The rock castle is no longer directly accessible, but the view of the valley is worth a short break.

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    • March 27, 2021

  • Baerbel Becher-Wilhelm

    Unfortunately not clearly visible, as it is already a lot overgrown, but nice to walk

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    • December 19, 2020

  • Michael (Draußen zu Hause)

    The Buchfarter rock castle - absolutely worth seeing.

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    • December 25, 2020

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Location: Buchfart, Weimarer Land, Thuringia, Germany


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