Etappe 3: Von Neuhaus am Rennweg nach Blankenstein – Rennsteig-Radwanderweg
Mountain Biking Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight
Diana Grodnick planned a gravel ride.
March 13, 2021
The third and last stage is again scenic and steeped in history. After 16 kilometers you will cross the former inner-German border. A memorial here commemorates the victims of the Berlin Wall who lost their lives in this section of the border.Thoughtfully we continue in the direction of Lehesten. Here you pass the old slate quarry, in which the so-called blue gold was mined for seven centuries until 1999. No wonder there are so many pretty slate-roofed houses here.Only ten kilometers later, the next highlight awaits you, the imposing Altvaterturm. On the 35 meter high tower you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Rennsteig before you continue pedaling via Brennersgrün to Blankenstein on mostly paved side streets.When you arrive in Blankenstein, you will look for pebbles from the Werra in every corner of your pocket. Now you just have to throw it into the Selbitz and the Rennsteig adventure is over.Before you can take the train back to the starting point in Eisenach in around three hours, happy and satisfied, you can fortify yourself with a delicious Thuringian grilled sausage. Right near the end of the Rennsteig you will find a recommended stand where you can buy the culinary "must-have".If you can't find good train connections home from Blankenstein, you can continue cycling upstream on the Saale Cycle Path. After about 30 kilometers you will pass Hof, where there are many good train connections.
March 14, 2021
Thanks for this great inspiration. As soon as I have the chance to find somewhere to stay for the night along the way, I will tackle this great route. Greetings from the Rhine
April 17, 2021
With pleasure! 🙂