Herkules-Wartburg Cycle Path


Cycle path with cultural side trips

Over a length of 215 km, the varied Herkules-Wartburg Cycle Path extends with countless attractions. Taking a break for a few days and coming rather close to the natural and cultural landscape.

The cycle path connects the landmark of the city of Kassel, the Herkules, with the Wartburg near Eisenach. The main route leads from Kassel along the Losse via Kaufungen and Helsa to Hessisch Lichtenau. Via Waldkappel, the trail continues to Ringgau, Creuzburg, Hörschel and Eisenach. Shorter distances are also possible. Extensive parks, old castles and original river landscapes can be detected and cyclists should not miss to enjoy the circular route through the World Heritage Region with its numerous attractions.



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start in Thuringia: Ifta
destination in Thuringia: Wartburg near Eisenach
total length: 130 km
length in Thuringia: 61 km
difference in altitude: 150 m above sea level
difficulty level: easy to medium
road composition: asphalt 68.1%, concrete slabs 0.3%, pavement smooth 4.2%, pavement rough 0.2%, water-bound ceiling 11.5%, unknown 15.7%


CreuzburgThe view into the picturesque Werratal from the Creuzburg near Eisenach fascinates all visitors. The well-preserved Romanesque construction sits enthroned over the 1,200 year-old, idyllic small town of Creuzburg.

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EisenachBeing located in the South of the World Heritage Region Wartburg Hainich, the city of Eisenach is the starting point for culture enthusiasts and hikers. In the city and at the Wartburg, the visitors experience living German history that is approachable to them. 

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Werratal Cycle Path

Werratal-RadwegEnchanting landscapes from the Thuringian Forest via the Thuringian Rhön Mountains to the hilly country of the Werrabergland stretch along the Werratal Cycle Path over a length of 300 km. In Hann. Münden, it continues as Weser Cycle Path.

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Werratal Hiking Bus

Wandelbus Werra-dalThis bus runs all year long, on summer weekends even with a bike rack, from Eisenach to Treffurt and back. Here, the focus for the visitors of the World Heritage Region Wartburg Hainich is put on bicycles, boats and hiking shoes. 

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