View of Kyffhäuser Monument from the north © Lutz Koch
99707 Kyffhäuserland OT Rottleben
Quality under your feet
The Kyffhäuser Trail leads you through open Mediterranean karst landscapes, deserted beech forests and aromatic orchards to all the attractions and natural wonders in the vicinity. The 37-kilometer trail can be hiked comfortably in three days. You'll start and finish the round-trip in the spa town of Bad Frankenhausen.
At the edge of the trail you'll find out whether rocks can stink. Make the acquaintance of the Tilledaer Princess. Or let your smartphone tell you stories! Fascinating views across the Golden Aue or from the tops of the Kyffhäuser hills round off your hiking adventure.
First Leg: Through the bizarre Südkyffhäuser (8.8 km)
The first leg of the Kyffhäuser Trail leads through a bizarre karst limestone terrane from the spa town of Bad Frankenhausen to the Barbarossa Cave.
Second Leg: Through the Kyffhäuser forest dotted with hidden fortresses (12.5 km)
On this leg, give into the charms of the Kyffhäuser Forest. There you can find hidden fortresses and see the region's landmarks – the Kyffhäuser Monument and TV tower – from afar.
Third Leg: Over orchards into the Middle Ages (15.9 km)
The third leg of the Kyffhäuser Trail leads over orchards to places steeped in history. Taste the sweet fruit specialties and immerse yourself in life during the Middle Ages at the imperial palace or in the Peasants' War displayed on an illuminated screen.
The Kyffhäuser Trail leads around the Kyffhäuser hills.
The city of Bad Frankenhausen lies on B85 between Kölleda (Thuringia) and Berga (Saxony-Anhalt)
Exposed limetone cliffs at Südkyffhäuser © Lutz Koch
Ochsenburg – a mecca for botanists © Lutz Koch
der Kyffhäuserweg ist zertifizierter Qualitätswanderweg