Daypacking im Thüringer Wald: Großer Inselberg
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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April 24, 2021
On this hike you will become a multiple summiteer and explore the Lauchagrund valley with its many bizarre rock formations on narrow hiking trails. This sometimes requires some surefootedness and sturdy shoes. You start in Bad Tabarz, from where the natural hiking trail winds quickly uphill to the Zimmerberg. On the way you pass the Fuchsstein and there you can enjoy the view of the valley below you. From here it goes on to the 713 meter high Übelberg. You have already made the first ascent, because from now on the path leads you gently back down into the valley. You will pass the Red Tower, an imposing rock needle made of red stone, which is particularly popular with climbers. We continue downhill over steps. It's worth taking a short break to enjoy the view from the Aschenbergstein, because from here you can already see the highest point of your hike: the Great Inselberg. The path leads you down to the Lauchagrund and then up again on the other side of the valley on a narrow path. Past the Habichtskopf you finally reach the Torstein. The large rock arch spans the hiking trail and from one side you have a wonderful view of the valley - a great photo opportunity! But you have not yet made the climb there, because it continues uphill. First you reach the small Inselberg. There are several places to stop for a break where you can strengthen yourself. Then you make the last ascent up to the Großer Inselberg. We recommend that you switch to the historic Rennsteig instead of the main path. There a rocky path leads you over the riding stones, which also offer you a beautiful view. Soon you will finally reach the Großer Inselberg. At just over 900 meters, this is the highest mountain in the western Thuringian Forest. In good weather, you can see up to a hundred kilometers into the country from here. Here, too, there is an opportunity to stop. You can be proud of yourself because the climb is now behind you. Your path now leads you downhill again into the valley. You will reach your starting point again through the Felsental, which has even served as a film set.
May 5, 2021