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Recommended by 348 out of 360 hikers


  • Sanna

    Beautiful castle ruins with a wonderful view. There are various hiking trails to the Kunitzburg. It is recommended to just walk along the horseshoe, then you come to the beautiful Jenzig.

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Günni

    The castle Gleißberg, today mostly called Kunitzburg after the Jena district Kunitz below, is the ruin of a hilltop castle at 300 m above sea level. NN five kilometers northeast of the city at the northern end of the so-called "horseshoe". This is formed by the Jenzig and the steep Großer Gleisberg protruding west into the Saale valley. The ruin belongs to the Golmsdorf corridor. Wikipedia

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    • January 30, 2021

  • Nils

    If you want to hike here longer, you have to mention the Saale-Horizontale.

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Matzel

    today mostly referred to as Kunitzburg ruin

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    • November 8, 2018

  • Thomas Luge

    There is not much left. But you try to get that. Nice view in the Saale valley

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Thomas Luge

    Yes, most people will know the ruins of the 100 km horizontal around Jena. But you can also make a detour there.

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Fritz Wolfgang

    Castle ruin, built around 1100, approx. 150 m above the Saale valley, great view of Jena and the Saale valley

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Martin Rapus

    Actually Burg Gleisberg 😉

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    • October 28, 2019

  • Liz.zoe

    A dreamlike backdrop and popular photo spot.

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    • January 24, 2021

  • ...Martin...

    A wonderful place to relax and have a picnic.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Uschi

    Continue on horseshoes to Jenzig

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    • April 27, 2019

  • Ich

    You have a wonderful view of Jena, the Dornburg locksmith and the Saale valley.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Stoffel S.

    We found the way over the Kunitz Bridge to the castle ruins very nice. It went through a lovely village center, past vineyards in the direction of the forest. From then on, the path meandered in serpentines, lined with hedges and trees, towards the ruin. In between there were benches to linger with with fabulous views of the Saale valley.

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    • February 4, 2021

  • Karsten auf Tour

    The view over the Saale valley to the Dornburg castles is breathtaking.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Tellchen

    Always worth a trip. Castle ruins with a fantastic view

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    • June 6, 2021

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