Primeval Forest Path


National Park Hiking Trail

Primeval Forest Path in the Hainich National Park

At night, there are so many stars twinkling at the sky that it is impossible to count them all. In the Primeval Forest, the Hainich, there are almost as many living beings. You can discover them on the Primeval Forest Path.

The Primeval Forest Path is only 1.6 kilometres long, but there is nevertheless a lot to be discovered on the circular hiking trail – such like the Steinerne Tisch (Stony Table). In former times, judgements were made at such tables. Today, you can take a rest there and look for one of the 10 stations by which the Primeval Forest reveals to you how much life there is in it. Here you will learn the meaning of deadwood or why the edge of the forest is important. And in order to avoid that you accidentally overlook one of the stations, all of them are marked by numbered signs. So you can discover the forest habitat with all of its facets. 



Vollbildmodus ein/aus




Kartenausschnitt verschieben


Auswahlwerkzeug auswählen


Nationalpark Verwaltung Hainich
Bei der Marktkirche 9
99947 Bad Langensalza

phone (03 61) 5 73 91 40 00
fax (03 61) 5 73 91 40 20

Facebook: Nationalpark Hainich


start: hikers’ parking lot "Harsberg" near Lauterbach
height: 352 m - 379 m above sea level
path length: 2 km
difficulty level: easy
marker: tribe with scale sponges


Host Tip:


MihlaThe administration community is the ideal starting point for nature enthusiasts and people interested in culture. Insider tips like the Haineck Castle, the Grey Chateau of Mihla and the rococo church are a surprise to the visitor.

Read more …

Adventure Path Silberborn

Erlebnispfad SilberbornHainich National Park: Mysterious forest spirits entice you along the barrier-free Silberborn Hiking Trail. But this Path does not only have enchanting views, it also offers a lot of knowledge on nature at nine experience stations.

Read more …