The streets of Oberhof are lined by nice old villas. As the first tourists, who came to enjoy the fresh air and the hiking trails of Oberhof were wealthy city-people and noblemen, the villas an dhotels were build to serve their needs. It is very nice to see this old buildings. Some of them have been torn down during GDR-times, some other survived...more
The Christus Church was build in 1953. This was very unusual in communist GDR. It was the first church to be build in GDR. It is located on top of central hill and has been the highest located church in Thuringia for many years. This was very annoying for the local politicians of GDR. They tried to cover the church by building ugly highrise...more
In the center of Oberhof near the bus-terminal is a very interesting monument: the Duke-Ernst-Monument. The monument commemorates Ernst II, the duke of Sachsen-Gotha, who like to hunt in the area of Oberhof.In 1949 the monument had to be taken away and should have been destroyed. But the people of Oberhof hid the sculpture. After the reunification...more
The traditional route on the ridge of the mountains has been a messenger path between Southern Thueringia and Bavaria and Swabia.Famous and anonymous contemporary witnesses have set foot on this mostly stony, sometimes springy, occasionally muddy and wet and partially difficult and radicular path throughout the last centuries. Thanks to the...more
I stayed two nights in the hotel. In Winter and specially when there are any sports events the hotel...more
Crawinklerstrasse 3, Oberhof, Thuringia, 98559, Germany
Good for: Couples
Graefenrodaer Str. 19, Oberhof, Thuringia, 98559, Germany
Good for: Couples
Since 1884 Oberhof has a trainstation on the railroad to Erfurth. Trains are not frequently going but enough for daytrips. The trainstation is about 5 km away from Oberhof city center. Busses go to Oberhof every 10 to 20 minutes.
The buildings itself is quite nice. I am not sure, whether it is still from 19th century, but it looks like that.
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Oberhof is the starting point for hikers aiming for the peaks of the Thuringian Forest. Nearby is the Grosser Beerberg - at 982 metres the highest point in Thuringia: from Oberhof there is an ideal route to the summit. It´s also worth a hike to the Schneekopf - almost as high at 978 m - to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the whole of the...more
In winter, Oberhof is a paradise for fans of cross-country and Alpine skiing. The area of the Rennsteig is a paradise for cross-country skiers who will find an extensive network of marked ski trails and cross-country ski runs here. Downhill skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the use of two Alpine downhill runs. In winter, snow machines are used on...more
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Oberhof has been just a farmhouse on a crossroads in the Thueringer Wald. Here an important trading route crossed the Thueringer Wald. The traders used the opportunity to stay overnight,a s in this times it was not possible to cross the forest in just one day. In 15th century Oberhof was first mentioned as a hospiz for sick people and as a guesthouse. Around the guesthouse a small village developed with huts for the forestworkers.
The first church was build in 1768. The villages was very small and poor until the middle of the 19th century. In 1832 the Duke Ernst of Gotha built a smal hunting castle. When the railroad from Hamburg to Munich was completed in the 19th century Oberhof became a station along the railroad and therefore more attractive for travellers and tourists. The healthy air and the wide forests brought the rich people, who lived in the polluted cities, to stay a few weeks in Oberhof. Many pensions and small hotels werde build. With the beginning of the 20th century Oberhof became very attractive for wintersports.
In 20th century there had been good and bad times for Oberhof. Now it is a blooming small town attractive for winter sports and hiking.