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 ?

  • souvenirs
  • 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 28 – September 30 daily 9.00 – 18.00

    October 1 – November 4 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“)
  • 8,00 €

    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 Oberhofperson who accompanies children group

      2,50 €

    children groups from 12 children onwards, per child

       7,00 €

    groups from 20 persons onwards, per person


    family ticket (couple with children to 16 years)



       8,50 €

    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 +49 36842 /20753)

    email : info@rennsteiggartenoberhof.de