The Werratal bike trail, one of the most beautiful bike trails in Germany, invites you to experience and discover it throughout the year. It connects Thuringia, Hesse and Lower Saxony at a length of 290 km.
The Werra valley is hard to beat for variety of landscapes: It is full of nature romance, healthy forests, proud castles, towns full of beautiful half-timbered houses and friendly people, plenty of culture.
Starting at the sources of the Werra in the Thuringian Forest – from where, off the roads, you can see the river – the route leads from Eisfeld and Themar, directly through the theatre city Meiningen, past the Rhön, abundant with hilltops, and charming Hessian half-timbered towns, up to the confluence of Werra and Fulda to the Weser.
Head of the Werra (Siegmundsburg or Neuhaus) – Eisfeld – Hildburghausen – Meiningen – Bad Salzungen – Merkers – Hörschel – Creuzburg – Treffurt – Eschwege – Bad Soden-Allendorf – Witzenhausen – Hann. Münden
Total distance: 300 km
Distance within Thuringia: 200 km
Start: Neuhaus (Thuringia)
Destination: Lindewerra (Thuringia)
Altitude difference: 150 to 830 m above MSL
Level of difficulty: medium to difficult
Nature of path: 170 km tarmac, 30 km waterbound cover