Daypacking im Thüringer Wald: Drei-Talsperren-Runde
deuter planned a hike.
April 24, 2021
Not just one, but three dams are on the way of this hike. The whole thing is garnished with a good length of 28 kilometers, many meters in altitude and some promising rocks along the way. Make sure you have enough provisions, because you won't find any places to stop on this round. You start in Tambach-Dietharz, which you can reach most easily with your own car. But there is also a bus connection from Gotha. From there you leisurely hike uphill to the dam on the outskirts. The small detour to the headland to the Steinerne-Loch-Blick is definitely worthwhile, because from there you have a beautiful view of the green shimmering water and the rocks on both sides of the dam. We continue through the forest to the Schmalwasser dam. You will also pass the Stone Gate, an impressive rock arch that spans the path. At the dam, we recommend a short detour to the Brandfelsen. A trail secured with chains leads up to the rock and some benches invite you to have a picnic with a view of the dam. On the Falkenstein you can watch the climbers and enjoy the view of the steep rock face. The way up requires sturdy shoes in any case, but overall it is easy to do. If you feel particularly sure-footed, you can hike through the roller on the further way. The small gorge leads from the end of the Schmalwasser dam to the southeast and is partially secured with chains. A simpler hiking trail also runs parallel to this. Steeply downhill and through a narrow valley, the path now leads you to the inlet of the Ohratalsperre. You follow the bank close to the water and can catch views of the reservoir again and again. Finally you turn left and climb steeply uphill to the backdrop rock. It is worth taking a longer break here and enjoying the view of the valley. Your way back leads you at the northern end of the Schmalwasser dam over the dam and then downhill back to Tambach-Dietharz.
May 5, 2021