Coburg.Rennsteig planned a hike.
May 26, 2020
The gold path from Schalkau to Goldisthal takes you back to the time of the gold rush in the Thuringian Forest. Few people know that gold was mined in Germany until modern times. In Thuringia, in the rivers Grümpen and Schwarza, a lot of gold has been found hidden in the rock and on the gold path you can learn a lot about the former gold mining in the region.You start at Schalkau Mitte station and follow the Itz to Almerswind. Through the former gold soap hills and small forests it goes through the valley of the Grümpen, the gold richest river in Germany. In Theuern it is worth visiting the Gold Museum, which tells you the exciting history of gold mining and gold panning. Along the water, the paths lead you uphill through the hilly Thuringian Forest. On the way, you always pass old spoil tips or the collapse of gold shafts that testify to the former gold mining. In Neumannsgrund you can try your luck at the Goldwaschplatz.After 22 kilometers you will reach Limburg, where you can stop at the rustic Limburg ice cream parlor. A real gem awaits you at the Scheibe-Alsbach reservoir, on the banks of which there are many small resting places for tired hikers. At the upper pool of the Goldisthal pumped storage plant you have reached the highest point of the hike, from here it is only downhill. On the way down to Goldisthal you can enjoy wonderful views. At the end you can visit the Haus der Natur or stop at the Golberg-Klause.
May 27, 2020