Hiking: Shiller’s Retreat

This hike offers an interesting panorama of central Germany. Along this route, you will visit the ruins Henneburg castle, a stronghold of the County of Henneberg. When this dynasty died out, it fell to Sachsen-Meiningen. Instead of living there, they opted to build the palace at the next stop, the Hunting Palace of Fanaserie. All along the way, you will be greeted with dramatic views of the pastoral German landscape, interrupted only by the remnants of East German Border stations.

How to Get Here:

  • Direct regional trains from Meiningen or Bad Neustadt (Saale)
  • Hike Starts at the main station in Ritschenhausen

Return to Thuringia


Lands of the Saxon Princes

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