National Park Hiking Trail

Betteleichenweg in the Hainich National Park

One of the most beautiful circular trails in the Hainich National Park leads to the Betteleiche (Beggars’ Oak). A legendary tree representing the eventful history of the Hainich.

From the parking lot “Am Obergut‘‘ in Kammerforst, you head into the National Park. Through the “Bechstädter‘‘ and the ”Thamsbrücker Ground‘‘, you will arrive at the more than 800 years old Betteleiche. The circular trail of 12 km further takes you past the “Ihlefelder Cross‘‘ and “Eiserne Hand” via the Triftchaussee back to Kammerforst. The image of the peculiarly grown form of the Betteleiche can be found on the trail signs. 



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start: parking lot "Am Obergut" in Kammerforst
height: 270 m - 460 m above sea level
difficulty level: moderate, over a long distance you can overcome almost 200 meters of height
distance: 12 km
marker: Betteleiche


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