Bike Touring Highlight
Blankenstein is the starting and ending point of the Rennsteig. Since April 28, 1990, the Rennsteig in its entire length of 168.3 kilometers (historical length) walk again, one of the most important European long-distance trails. The Selbitzsteg was rebuilt in 1991 and handed over to its purpose. Almost parallel to the trail is also a bicycle route.
February 27, 2019
Blankenstein was first mentioned in 1258. With around 825 inhabitants today, the municipality of Blankenstein is located in the south-eastern part of the "Thuringian Slate Mountains / Upper Saale" nature park on the slopes of the river valleys of Saale and Selbitz that open here at an altitude of 410 to 530 m above sea level. The size of the district is 153 ha.
May 24, 2020
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