Welcome to the Rennsteiggarten Oberhof !

Rennsteiggarten Oberhof



Brief overview for our visitors

E-MAIL : info@rennsteiggartenoberhof.de

What is the „Rennsteiggarten" ?

The Rennsteiggarten Oberhof is a lovely and unique garden of mountain flora covering an area of more than 7 ha (17 acres). It hosts about 4,000 mountain plant species from Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand and the arctic region.

What is so special about it ?

Because of the climatic conditions of the Rennsteiggarten (on the ridge of the Thuringian forest at a height of 830-868m, low annual average temperature, high annual precipitation, snowcover up to 150 days) the mountain plants can develop their typical growth and blossoms.

They have been settled on natural plant areas according to their ecological needs and geographic distribution.

What can you expect ?

a lovely garden fitted in nature

many attractive representatives of famous mountain flora like species of gentians, primroses, bluebells, carnations, edelweiss and alpine roses

information about protected plants in Germany

temporary exhibitions e.g. about the 168 km Rennsteig hiking trail of the Thuringian forest, about plants and animals of this region and the local geology

an artificially made moor with typical plant species

quiet places for relaxing and enjoying nature

in nice weather good views, sometimes to the „Hohe Rhön" mountains

the time when the most species are in bloom is usually from the middle of June to the middle of August, but a visit is always worthwhile

if booked in advance - guided garden tours for groups


What else is offered ?


sale of a small range of mountain flora plants for your own rock garden at home

little snacks, hot and cold beverages in the „Café Enzian"


When is it open ?

April  23  -  September  30 daily 9.00 - 18.00

October 1 - November 1     daily 9.00 - 17.00

Sorry, but dogs aren’t permitted in the garden 

How to find us !

by train: from Oberhof station take the immediately departing bus from parking lot to the bus stop „Rondell/Rennsteiggarten"

by bus: from Suhl or Zella-Mehlis to Oberhof, bus stop „Rondell/Rennsteiggarten"

by foot: on marked walking trails 2 km south-west of Oberhof

by car: see map, via the B247 / L 3247 to junction „Schmücke/Schmiedefeld" (parking place „Rondell/Rennsteiggarten")


so erreichen sie uns

Entrance fees

 7,00 €

adults / senior citizens


children under 6 years

  3,00 €

children (6 – 16 years)


reduced tickets


High School and College students, trainees, person liable for military service, person in alternative service                     person with Thuringian Forest Card or Guest Card Oberhof person who accompanies children group

  2,50 €

children groups from 12 children onwards, per child

  6,00 €

groups from 20 persons onwards, per person

  16,50 €

family ticket (couple with children to 16 years)



  7,50 €

present ticket (once entrance)

22,00 €

annual season ticket



  1,00 €

photography (or video) permit



18,00 €

short introductory talk (about 15 minutes)                             only with advance booking

40,00 €

general guided tours (about 1 – 1,5 hours)                             only with advance booking

(special guided tours are possible if booked in advance)


We are looking forward to your visit and wish you a pleasant stay, joy and relaxation.

The staff of the Rennsteiggarten

Contact / address :

Rennsteiggarten Oberhof gGmbH

Am Pfanntalskopf 3

D- 98557 Oberhof

(Tel.: +49 36842 / 22245, Fax 036842 /20753)

email : info@rennsteiggartenoberhof.de

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