The next Wow! moment is just a spruce away

Tear down the slope on a mountain bike, conquer the “Rennsteig” on skis, board the river Werra on a canoe or paddle across the reservoir on a SUP – in THÜRINGENS SÜDEN® outdoor enthusiasts get their money’s worth at any time of year. Whether you need action or relaxation: Here, you can take a deep breath and also get your heart rate up. Always new and always different – and always with the best view far and wide!

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Facts about sport

THÜRINGENS SÜDEN® is THE mountain bike region, and offers you ideal downhill conditions.

On the new “Rennsteig” cycle path, you have 195 kilometres to enjoy the fascinating view of the Thuringian Forest.

In the ski hall in Oberhof, you can ski, learn to ski or train for your personal biathlon on 10,000 square metres 365 days a year – with the best snow quality.

At the beginning of 2023, the dual world championship in winter sports awaits you in Oberhof.

On the Werra and Saale, you can travel by SUP, canoe, rubber dinghy or raft.

  • We are from THÜRINGENS SÜDEN®

    We ride our bikes down into the valley together and then let the lift take us back up again – that’s our favourite father-and-son way to enjoy a time-out.

    Nils and Finn Merker
  • We are from THÜRINGENS SÜDEN®

    No matter how stressful my week was – I always clear my head again with a big round of cross-country skiing on the “Rennsteig”.

    Stina Kerberhoff

Sporty and active in THÜRINGENS SÜDEN®

Need some time out in nature? With movement, a panoramic view, fresh forest air and action? Here, you will find just what you are looking for:

Winter activities

“Rennsteig” in winter

Snowpark Oberhof

Ski arena Silbersattel

Summer activities

“Rennsteig” in summer

The “GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf”

Bike park Oberhof

Ilmtal-Radweg” cycle path

Golf climbing park Oberhof

Hotspots for climbing enthusiasts

Activities all year round

Shooting Sports Center Suhl

Ski sports hall Oberhof

Touring portal Thuringian Forest

Hiking, biking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing – those who like to travel long distances will find the perfect conditions in THÜRINGENS SÜDEN®: idyllic natural landscapes, mountains and valleys, refreshing springs, opportunities to take a break and in between always an impressive view into the distance.

“Thüringer Wald App” – smart on the go

2022, an app for mobile devices was added to the Thuringian Forest tour portal. It offers, among other things, various tour suggestions, detailed route planning and GPS-supported hiking guidance with navigation voice announcements.

Durchatmen beim Yoga
#1- Take a breath during yoga

In THÜRINGENS SÜDEN® you will find everything you need for your sporting adventures – and always fantastic places for a yoga break.

#2- Cross-country skiing near Neustadt am Rennweg

In winter, the Rennsteig becomes a popular cross-country skiing area with countless trails and cross-country skiing paths. From the beginner’s round to the multi-day tour with overnight stay, everyone will find the right route for their needs here.

#3- Mountain biking at the Lütsche Dam

The idyllic Lütsche reservoir between Oberhof and Frankenhain has a lot to offer: Routes for mountain biking, stand-up paddling, rowing, diving, swimming, volleyball – and the Oberhof campsite for those who want to stay longer.

#4- Canoeing on the Werra River

The Werra – as a 280 km long river with a pleasantly sluggish flow – is an extremely charming canoeing area. From Themar you can canoe on the river to Creuzburg near Eisenach. Pass the theatre town of Meiningen, Merkers with its famous adventure mine and the plain of the Hainich foreland.

Klettern im Trusetaler Hauptgang
#5- Climbing in the Trusetal Hauptgang

The Trusetaler Hauptgang is a former mining gorge and one of the largest climbing areas in Thuringia. Opened to climbing enthusiasts in 2021, the area offers around 60 different routes from difficulty levels 2 to 10.

#6- Snowboarding in Oberhof and Heubach

In the Heubach ski arena and in the Oberhof Snowpark, snowboard fans will find the best conditions, groomed slopes and lifts. If you are new to snowboarding and would like to try it out for the first time, you can learn the necessary skills and rent the right equipment at the local ski schools.

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THÜRINGENS SÜDEN® and you – will it be a match? If you still need answers for your decision, don’t hesitate to contact us.