The tourist office is located in a cute little house. I'm not quite sure about the opening times. It was open but after my visit to the café it was closed. In the window hangs a map of Tabarz (second photo). It would actually be helpful if they would hang up such a map at the Waldbahn station.more
The Große Inselsberg (Big Island Mountain) is 916.5 ms high and the best-known mountain of the Thuringian Wood. It´s the home mountain of Tabarz. Not only the view is unique. Also the nature conservation park is worth seeing. Far away obviously his television and radio communication systems and weather arrangements. The island mountain is a ski...more
Or better to say "Mountain Topway"?? An absolute Must to Do - a walk on (or belong part of) Rennsteig. The letter R on signs or at trees shows that famous mountaintop way, 168 kms across whole Thuringia, and every time belong peaks. From Blankenstein (BTW, my "old homeland") till Hörschel, Eisenach, near my new one. It is an historical way, which...more
There is a rock high above the valley Felsental. One of the climbing rocks, with 60 ms high wall of rock. You have to go left at the end of first part of valley (look for the signs), and walk up more than 2 kms through the narrow valley Bärenbruchsgraben. A nice way, romantic, belong a brook. The view from the peak is so fantastic! Over the...more
The crystal grotto in the Marienglas cave was discovered in 1778 and is one of the nicest and biggest in Europe. Here gypsum crystals are to be seen up to 90 cm length. These were diminished and used to the jewellery by Marien's pictures, what also the name Marienglas originated from. In the lower sole there is the cave sea with attractive water...more
My way brings me again and again in the Felsental (rock valley). It is fantastic. On the left and on the right precipitous mountain slopes. And over and over again the high porphyry rocks, from which often water drops. Old high spruces with up to 1.20 cross section dimension, beeches, also firs. In the middle rushs the Laucha, a wild brook. The...more
A nice hotel, the biggest, in Tabarz. BTW, ther is my son as cook trainee. Sauna; solarium;...more
Really special, with it´s dinners and also the ambiente. I want say it is the best in Tabarz, round...more
Friedrichrodaer Strasse 11, Tabarz, Thuringia, 99891, Germany
I visited this café in the afternoon and sat on the outdoor terrace. Therefore I don't know what kind of food they serve as I only saw the machine typed menu for ice cream.As Tabarz seems to be a more quiet place the people coming to the café were either elderly or families. I opted for an ice chocolate which was yummy and a glas of mineral water....more
The name Tanzbuche (dance beech) is based on an very old beech, around the young boys and girls already danced at Johannisfest (traditional celebration) some hundred years ago. Inmidst Thuringian Woodland (720 ms high), close to famous Rennsteig, it is a nice place to have a rest, after walking or only to make a tour with car. It is also hotel,...more
Comfortable and rustic Café in the middle of the wonderful Felsental (tip to do). There are very much sorts of coffee, all what you wish. Of course also cakes and little meals. There are also an big outdoor dining area. My last visit brought me disappointment. The special coffees and cake wasn´t so good like time before. Why and what is the...more
The Thueringer Waldbahn is actually a tramway. It starts in front of the railway station in Gotha and takes about an hour to reach Tabarz. It's the line no. 4.If you travel to Tabarz for the day then you may want to consider buying a tourist ticket for Euro 7.30 (August 2008) which gives you unlimited travel on all trams for a day and discounts for...more
Tabarz is closed to A4 (Berlin, Dresden - Frankfurt) and has an own departure together with Waltershausen.You can reach Tabarz also via train to Gotha, and then with so called electric tram Waldbahn (60 minutes).Via airplane it´s possible to Erfurt, further with train or bus to Tabarz.more
It's another special food of our region. To "create" them needs knowledge. Made out of potatoes. Grated poor potatoes and cooked mashed potatoes together in a special mix. Also important which time you can mix both. Then you can form the dumplings and do inside boiling water. Only light boiling! Really special, but delicious. In former times that...more
The Thüringer Bratwurst (Thuringian Sausage) is roasted on the grill. There are many recipes, but everyone is held secret. She tastes very good, some Thuringian missing her if they are on travel. I not. ;-) Tabarz had the probably most famous tester short time ago. The King of Sweden was on a visit at the Duke of Coburg-Gotha. The nobility goes...more
I think it is a true regional custom, the fires at Easter time. If not, please write a comment. I did not find in any other region till now. Fire means a bit religious, but more I heared it would have the sense to drive out the bad spirits of winter. Nearly all villages or towns have their own regional big Easter fire. It is always fun, connected...more
I wonder that such a tourism center (or if it want be) has so bad streets in the town. Like every town in Germany it has debts, of course. But why done so few?
Please drive slowly inside, and think for the complicated rules of traffic if you reach the main place. Often I´m thinking that our official persons in charge have fun to change that time by time and make it harder then before.
You need sturdy shoes and weather gear in summer, also a backpack. The town has a mild climate, but in the mountains and forests the weather often changes or it is considerably chill.
Miscellaneous: PS: This picture is not made by myself, but it had no copyright.
Not only on the peak of Inselsberg you have beautiful views above the surrounding scenery. Close to the towers you find a way (it is belong the Rennsteig) back to the big parking places on Klein (Little-) Inselsberg. There are some nice places to have a rest with unique views above the landscape, like picture show.
Often I am myself on that mountain. It means only some minutes to be "up on the high". (with car, of course *lol) But in every season that mountain looking with another face.In the valley or region around blossom flowers and Spring comes, but on the hight there are places with snow. Around sun is shining... but on the mountain you are in the...more
That impressive nature is the base of our region. I wrote, it is a gate to Woodland. When you are standing on Inselsberg you get an impression from the width of the forest. Of course walking is thereby No. 1 of all activities in our region. Numerous, well signposted footpaths, from plane to steep paths, from short to long waiting for nature...more
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