Gefell Things to Do
28 kilometers long and water volume of 215 Billion m³, built 1938.All water sports are possible there. You can make tours with boats and ships.Walking, hiking, biking through wide intact nature. or fishing at the sea. Also there are many winter sports possibilities.If you walk you will meet for a long time no other people.more
This stone is the only one of this kind in Germany. It means the border between three free republics of Germany: Thuringia, Bavaria, Saxonia.Nice walk from Gefell part Gebersreuth to the little water and stone which is the border between the old Fürstentum Reuss, Königreich Bayern und Königreich Sachsen since many centuries. Stone exists since...more
Harmonie: only 3 miles, but not in Thuringia
Good restaurants in our Thuringian region? Difficult thing. Only the Marktstuben (hotel tip) is a very good one. Okay, might be I have special wishes. :)))
But only 3 miles far from us you find the "Harmonie" in Lichtenberg/Bavaria. Local meals and French cuisine - what you want.
Favorite Dish: Describe? How would this work? And it would be too long....Related to:
- Food and Dining
By car you will reach our region very quickly and direct via A9. From the North of Germany or the South. This railway is one of the longest with many other crossing railways. If you will arrive with airplane in Munich or Berlin, rent a car and come here.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Adventure Travel
Gefell Local Customs
If you be invited to a wedding in Thuringia, you will see a wooden block of tree out of the registry office, often also at entrance of the restaurants or homes wherein are the celebrations. The new married couple has to show if they can "work together in same rhythm". Because you can´t saw such a block without to be "one".
The second is that the couple has to part the wedding cake together. Both take the knife and do the first cut together. The sense: to be hand in hand.
Another custom is that friends steal the bride. The bridegroom has to drop-out his new wife with wine or beer and a "little contribution". ;-) Never the husband knows who does it and when exactly happens,or where his wife is. (BTW, that shall happen also later - LOL)
He gets a tip, in the daily newspaper or with notices. Very funny!Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Gefell What to Pack
Outdoor, weather gear, ticks warning
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You need weather gear and walking shoes in our area. Because the region has 600 ms altitude it is more chill.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You need repellent agaist midges and ticks in spring and summer!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you like to swim, don´t forget this clothes.
Miscellaneous: Ticks warning!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Sailing and Boating
Gefell Off The Beaten Path
Directly at border to Bavaria, 6 km far from Gefell, you find the little town Hirschberg with a beatiful nature park named Hag. Belong the river Saale, partly a border river, you walk through wonderful nature. Nice walk tours, a bridge above the water, with one of the longest benches (wooden) of the world, some nice viewpoints and high above the...more
Walking through our region means relaxing. At the end of a tour most people like to have a beautiful view above landscape.One of these is from the place Heinrichstein (start picture of Gefell page) and another that view from Marienstein. Marienstein is a refuge on a little cliff, high above the water and village Saaldorf.So tour starts in Saaldorf...more