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Mittlere Kernberghorizontale

Mittlere Kernberghorizontale

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Recommended by 631 out of 643 hikers
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  • Alwin

    We were here for the first time and are enthusiastic about the beautiful paths.

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    • March 25, 2022

  • The central Kernberghorizontale is a relatively flat, narrow hiking trail on the central slope of the Kernberge. You should be a bit dizzy and hard-wearing, even if it's not really dangerous or difficult. The views are terrific. Coming from Jena there are many great views with banks to relax. The student slide is a large rock slide, the thief crib is a mountain slide that has not yet been completed. Towards the end there is a short section where it drops a little steeper. In the end, the cool Fürstenbrunnen lures with picnic benches.
    The Saale-Horizontale around Jena is actually completely recommendable, but this section is particularly beautiful, because of the dry hillside location it has almost a Mediterranean flair.
    On weekends and public holidays, "oncoming traffic" can be expected ;-)

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    • June 4, 2015

  • Most beautiful section of the horizontal with phenomenal views and great paths along the pines and shell limestone rocks.
    With a good eye, you can discover many small animals and rare plants.
    Recommended all year round.

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    • November 1, 2018

  • The "horizontal" on the core mountains are among the most beautiful hiking sections around Jena. Fantastic in fine weather, to be enjoyed with caution in damp weather due to the sometimes steep slopes.
    The paths are sometimes very narrow, so that in oncoming traffic you sometimes have to push against the slope.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • The slopes are steep and when the sun is shining, it gets damn warm.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • you have to be a little crazy to ride your bike here ...
    However, it's only fun during the week when the paths are empty.
    At the weekend, there will be a lot of oncoming traffic or slow hikers, and since it is not always easy to evade the narrow paths ......

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    • July 6, 2017

  • Very nice hiking trail with great views, surefootedness is a must and you should also be free from giddiness.

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    • January 18, 2021

  • beautiful hiking trail with a wonderful view

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    • April 20, 2021

  • Great view on a narrow trail

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    • March 20, 2021

  • One of the most beautiful sections of the middle horizontal with great views and photo opportunities.
    Sometimes the path is very narrow and it goes straight down at the edge. Therefore you should be sure-footed.
    It can get very hot in summer when the sun heats up on one side and the heated limestone rocks on the other.
    One should not underestimate the path length. Since the path always pulls into the small side-side-side valleys, you have to cover a very nice route for the rather short stretch between Wöllnitz and the Kernberg district.

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    • January 3, 2020

  • A great hike along the Kernfelsen. Sure-footedness and sturdy shoes are a must. Be careful when hiking with small children, as there are very steep and sometimes very narrow paths. I can highly recommend hiking the area. A little adventure with a great view of Jena. Unfortunately, our hiking tour is not possible with prams or helpers.

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    • March 20, 2022

  • A holiday feeling is guaranteed after a tour

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    • February 21, 2019

  • With the mountain bike it is a lot of fun. BUT: You should take care of yourself and take all the other consideration, because only then the joy remains unclouded 👍

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    • June 6, 2019

  • The unique core mountains made of shell limestone stretch east along Jena.
    The corresponding Kernberg horizontal is perhaps the best-known hiking trail in the close-knit network of trails around Jena.
    It is definitely part of the “compulsory program” of every runner and hiker who trains in Thuringia's oldest university town.
    Due to the Jena Kernberglauf, which has been taking place annually since 1977 with around 1000 participants, this particularly scenic path is known far beyond the city limits.

    (Source: visit-jena.de)

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    • February 8, 2021

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Location: Thuringia, Germany


  • Distance1.15 mi
  • Uphill525 ft
  • Downhill275 ft

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