Neue Gehlberger Hütte am Schneekopf

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Recommended by 348 out of 369 hikers


  • Dirk

    Here on the Schneekopf also starts the Gera-Radweg which leads over Arnstadt, Erfurt to Gebesee to the Unstrut.
    (About 75km)

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    • July 8, 2015

  • Mapf

    opening hours
    open daily from 10am to 5pm
    no day of rest

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Johnnie

    Great home cooking at moderate prices. Also vegetarian!

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Altmärker 54

    There is always something interesting around the Rennsteig.

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    • November 8, 2017

  • Tom

    Super nice staff (service) - quaint atmosphere - food good and not too expensive - clean toilets ... what more could you ask for?

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    • July 30, 2018

  • FahnerHöhenRadler

    From the terrace you have a very nice view. Unfortunately, it is often very busy.

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Waldfee

    If you do not like the hustle and bustle in the hut, there are plenty of benches with a table nearby for a picnic out of the backpack and you have peace and vision without Huttengaudi

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    • August 12, 2019

  • ingo

    It offers the opportunity to eat and drink

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    • February 17, 2018

  • Helge

    Really quaint hut with delicious game dishes and Thuringian dumplings.

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    • May 3, 2018

  • Romy🦋

    Here you can rest well, stop off and warm up :)
    limited overnight stays also possible.

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    • October 31, 2019

  • madamchen

    delicious snowball balls are there

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    • October 24, 2014

  • ingo

    Schneekopf is always worth a hike.

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    • February 17, 2018

  • Mike Lindner

    Beautiful hike, view without fog great. Hefeweizen too warm☹

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Chorknabe

    Nice view and good opportunity to stop.

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    • November 1, 2019

  • Mapf

    The Neue Gehlberger Hütte has around 45 seats in the dining room and around 50 on the terrace for you to linger.

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Annegret

    This hut was open! Unfortunately I didn't have time to stop by! Dogs are also allowed because a couple with a retriever just came out when we came over!

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    • February 7, 2020

  • Christian

    The Neue Gehlberger Hütte lies below the Schneekopf. Popular destination, if the weather is nice you need patience, as it can take a while to wait. The wide areas around the hut also make a picnic possible.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Peer

    Absolutely worthwhile route in fine weather.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Peer

    Here you can enjoy food again.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Vaneration X

    Good location slightly below the summit, therefore protected from the wind :-)

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Sopho & Micha

    On the 1st of Advent in 2009 we opened our “Neue Gehlberger Hütte” on the 978 m high Schneekopf.
    It is the highest located hut and hiking hostel in Thuringia at 964 m asl.
    With the new hut, as a summiteer you can enjoy a rest stop on the second highest mountain in the Thuringian Forest after a break of almost 50 years.
    The old “Gehlberger Hütte” had existed here until 1961.
    Since 2002 we have been dealing privately with the "Snow Head Adventure".
    At that time, the thoughts for a new hut on the mountain ripened until in 2006 the course was finally set for the start of construction.
    You saw the groundbreaking for the construction of the hut in September 2007.
    The hut has 45 seats in the guest room and 50 seats on the terrace for you to linger.
    After a long day of hiking, you can warm up and feel good at the crackling fire in the fireplace.
    We will be happy to spoil you with our homemade delicacies from traditional Thuringian recipes and culinary hut treasures - such as the edible snow head ball.
    In our hiking hostel you can bed your tired head at an altitude of almost 1000 m.
    Our hut has three multi-bed rooms with a total of 19 beds, sanitary facilities with showers - separate for men and women - and a lounge.
    We will be happy to provide you with a snack - Thuringian sausage, ham and cheese - and cold drinks.

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    • June 27, 2020

  • Matthias Vogel

    Nice rest stops with moderate prices.

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    • August 19, 2020

  • Christian

    Located below the snow head. Recommendation for a proper rest. On nice days, however, it takes patience because the hut including the terrace is quickly full.

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    • May 27, 2020

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