Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Planned by komoot
No matter which way you drive the Rennsteig, your tour always starts right away: fishing lucky stones from the river. In this case it is the Saale in Blankenstein. And do not ask why. That's what you do here. Brings luck. So: First to scramble to the shore, fish a nice thick stone from the cool water, into the backpack and off you go!The good thing is that you are already warm now. Ready for the first crisp climb out of the small community Blankenstein near the border with Bavaria. You will often cross this border today. The special thing about it is that this used to be the strictly guarded inner-German border, which at the time could only be passed at the risk of death. This section of the Rennsteig simply crosses it six times. You will probably only be aware of this once and for all: Kleintettau has a striking memorial meal commemorating the victims of the former border strip.A small journey into the past. In any case, a journey out of everyday life. And in the green. Even if today comparatively much asphalt is on the program, you are far away from the shot. Rest, relaxation and nature in the Thuringian Slate Mountains. The fact that it is very rural here, you will notice at the latest, if you even talk to a couple of older residents: Here you talk "Itzgründisch", this is a mainfränkischer dialect with a very distinctive sound.The end of the first Rennsteig stage is in Neuhaus am Rennweg. If you want to stop off here, the Rennsteighaus, which is located about 300 meters from the Rennsteig, is the ideal choice. Here you can spend the night at very fair prices, safely lock your bike and, if necessary, make even minor repairs. Information about the Rennsteighaus you get here: neuhaus-am-rennweg.de/verzeichnis/objekt.php?mandat=146157. Culinary tip of the day: Thuringian bratwurst - which tastes nowhere as good as here!
The Bavarian section is totally boring goes parallel to the main road. Too bad, because right and left also a lot of forest is available.
It is as it is !-is too