Coburg.Rennsteig planned a hike.
May 28, 2020
This hike is part of the Green Belt long-distance hiking trail along the former border between the GDR and West Germany. You roam the idyllic forests and meadows on the northern edge of the Rodach Valley. If you don't want to go the 46-kilometer hike in one piece, an overnight stay halfway in the Waldhotel Hubertus near Heid is a good choice.You start at the train station in the northern Franconian town of Neustadt bei Coburg and walk north. The path follows the small course of the Röden and soon you will cross the state border between Bavaria and Thuringia. After a vigorous climb in the forest you will reach the general view, from which you have a fantastic view of Upper Franconia.It continues to Froschgrundsee, which was created as flood protection. Along the way you will always find traces of the old border. From the dam of the lake you look at the longest railway arch bridge in Germany and the restaurant Froschgrundsee invites you to take a break. Under the monumental railway structure you reach Weißenbrunn vorm Wald, where you can visit interesting sinter terraces.Following the column path, the Green Belt leads you to the former Eisfeld-Rottenbach border crossing. Afterwards you walk through the Rottenbacher Moore, an important habitat for rare animals and plants. Past Bockstadt and Harras, the route goes into the wide plain of the Rodach Valley. Your goal is in the historic spa town of Bad Rodach. Here you will find a connection to the rail network and can start your journey home or relax in the thermal baths.
May 30, 2020