The "Schützenbergmoor" nature reserve was made accessible in 2012 with a path made of wooden planks. You can marvel at rare, typical moorland plants. With a lot of luck, the fog will clear and you will have a clear view of the entirety of the raised bog. This has made it a highlight for young and old.
January 5, 2021
The Schützenbergmoor is located in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen in Thuringia on a hiking trail between Rondell at Oberhof on the stone 16, Adelsruh to Zella-Mehlis. It is a nature reserve since 1967, which was reconstructed in 2012 with a path made of wooden planks.
The bog area covers approximately 5.21 ha. The largest thickness of the moor is 2.5 meters. It is one of the so-called bogs (according to the information board on the moor).
March 22, 2019
The only high moor nature trail in Thuringia has been reopened in the Schützenberg moor near Oberhof. The 230 meter long barrier-free footbridge enables visitors to experience the rare flora and fauna of the approx. 5 hectare high moor up close.
On the 2,500 year old and two and a half meters thick bog, which grows by one millimeter every year, you will find moss, bogus and crowberries as well as the round-leaved sundew.
Only the low annual mean temperature of 5 ° C and the high amount of precipitation of over 1,200 mm per year create this special habitat with its unique flora and fauna. These facts should be kept in mind when walking along the moor walkway. New signage on the path draws visitors' attention to these peculiarities.
In the Schützenbergmoor, at an altitude of 890 m above sea level, there are an average of 180 foggy days a year. The mystical atmosphere of the moor is unique, especially in spring and autumn, when thick clouds of fog are forming.
Facts about the Schützenbergmoor:
was designated as a nature reserve in 1967 on an area of 5 hectares
lies in the middle of extensive acidic spruce forests
lies at an altitude of 890 m above sea level. NHN
approx. 2,500 years old
Bog body approx. 2.5 m thick
Annual mean temperature 5 ° C
annual rainfall 1,230 millimeters
Annual average of 180 foggy days
August 6, 2021
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