Hiking map Oberhof
Hiking map of Oberhof in the NP Thuringian Forest with Zella-Mehlis, Ohra-Talsperr, Luisenthal, Schmücke, Großer Finsterberg, Vessertal
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The hiking map of Oberhof in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park shows the Rennsteig from the Hirtenrasen shelter to the Alte Tränke shelter. The scenic mountains Schmücke and Groß Finsterberg, the Vessertal Biosphere Reserve and the Ohra Dam are shown. The map sheet shows the villages of Crawinkel, Gräfenroda, Gehlberg, Luisenthal and Zella-Mehlis.
Additional sheet: TK 25 W Schmiedefeld
|Info's||Hiking map with cycle paths, contains UTM coordinate grid and is GPS-compatible|
|Scale||1 : 25 000|
The town of Oberhof lies on the ridge of the Thüringer Wald in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The altitude is approx. 815 m. The Rennsteig runs south of the town.
Oberhof is a winter sports centre with ski jumps, a cross-country and biathlon arena and a racing toboggan run. Numerous internationally successful biathletes, Nordic combined athletes, bobsleigh and luge racers have received their training at the Oberhof sports high school and in the sports support group.
The town lives from tourism. Over 100,000 guests visit the town every year. Also worth seeing is the Rennsteingarten south of the town of Oberhof at the Grenzadler. About 4 km south of Oberhof are the 983 m high Großer Beerberg and the 978 m high Schneekopf.
The small town of Zella-Mehlis lies on the southern slope of the Thuringian Forest at an altitude of 450–580 m in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The Sommerbachskopf (941 m) is the highest mountain in the area of the town. For centuries, iron ore mining and metal processing dominated the economy. Today Zella-Mehlis is a state-recognised resort with 60 km of hiking trails and ski slopes.
It is recommended to visit:
- Historic drop forge at the Lubenbach
- City and Weapons Museum in the former Ducal Sächsische Beschußanstalt
- Experience park marine aquarium with 6650 m² exhibition space for ür over 4000 animals in über 60 aquariums and terrariums.
The Ohra dam was built from 1960-1966 and dams the river Ohra near the village of Luisenthal on the northern side of the Thüringer Wald. It holds 18 million m³ of drinking water. The power generation is 400 KW.
Luisenthal is a municipality in the district of Gotha, belongs as a district to Ohrdruf and consists of the three districts Luisenthal, Stutzhaus and Schwarzwald in the valley of the Ohra. There are castle ruins above Schwarzwald. The economy in Ohrathal was dominated by the crafts.