Burg Normannstein bei Treffurt

Nearly 500 km in length, the Werra-Burgen-Steig hiking trail passes through three federal states. The historic trail is unique in Germany, with numerous castles high above the banks of the River Werra, often directly on the German Green Belt.

The Werra-Burgen-Steig trail in the World Heritage region leads from the UNESCO World Heritage site Wartburg across the Rennsteig to the Brandenburg castle, then on to the Creuzburg Castle and Normannstein Castle near Treffurt. The Hainichlandweg and Leine-Werra hiking trails accompany it. Grandiose views, enchanting landscapes, castles and monasteries lie directly on the route or adjacent to it. The Werra-Burgen-Steig is suitable for long and short distances at any time of year. Art, culture, concerts and food draw hikers onto the trail.



Werratal Touristik e. V.
Kirchplatz 2
36433 Bad Salzungen

phone (0 36 95) 86 14 59 oder 69 34 29
fax (0 36 95) 86 19 680



start: Witzenhausen
destination: Hildebrandshausen
difficulty: medium
distance: 46 km
travel time: 13.5 hours
barrier-free: no
baby carriage suitable: no
marker:  white
accessibility: walkable all year, in winter up to 15 cm snow depth, with more (rarely happens!) only with skis / snowshoes

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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Canoe trekking

Canoe trekking on the WerraWerra: From the town of Themar the River Werra, the "river with a soul", can be easily navigated by canoe over a distance of some 200 km. The views of the surrounding landscapes of the Thuringian Forest, Rhön and Hainich are simply superb.

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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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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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