Unstrut-Werra Cycle Path


From the medieval Free City into the midst of nature

If you do not want to decide in favour of a city trip nor of sport holidays or pure nature, the Unstrut-Werra Cycle Path is a good choice. Between primeval forests and romantic towns, a fascinating trip waits for you.

Over a length of 113 kilometres, this supra-regional cycle path connects Unstrut and Werra. From Artern to Wendehausen, you can experience culture and nature by bike. For example in the middle of Mühlhausen, between mighty churches and evidences of the Hanseatic period. Furthermore, the Path takes you along the geographic centre of Germany in Niederdorla with its ancient Germanic settlement and the village of Langula offers a convenient side trip into the primeval forest of the Hainich National Park. And finally, romantic half-timbered facades and the Normannstein Castle fascinate the visitors shortly before the end of the Path in the town of Treffurt with its half-timbered houses.

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total length: 113 km
length in Thuringia: 112 km
starting point in Thuringia: Artern OT Schönfeld
endpoint in Thuringia: Treffurt
difference in altitude: 152 to 427 m above sea level
altitude: 427 m to 152 m above sea level. M
difficulty level: easy to medium


Burg Normannstein TreffurtLocated in the Werratal, this city with its half-timbered houses and its historic city centre worth seeing belongs to the German half-timbered houses route (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße). The town hall is one of the half-timbered town halls of the Renaissance.

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MühlhausenThe medieval Free City of Mühlhausen near the Hainich Park impresses its visitors by its diversity. The city wall, the historic old town and the 11 gothic churches define the cityscape. 

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Opfermoor Vogtei

Opfermoor NiederdorlaNiederdorla: Not far from the geographic centre of Germany, in Niederdorla, lies the Germanic Opfermoor, or sacrificial marsh. The pre-Christian ritual site dates from the 6th century BC and is one of the best-preserved find complexes of its kind in central Europe.

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National Park Bus

NationalparkbusAfter a visit to the medieval Free City of Mühlhausen, you can enjoy a trip by the National Park Bus in direction of the Hainich National Park.

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