From Goethe to Bach
A 25-kilometre long hiking trail links Ilmenau and Arnstadt. Ilmenau is famous for Goethe, so is Arnstadt for Bach. Whether you walk from Ilmenau to Arnstadt or vice versa, you will be captured by the nature. It is a hike through a landscape of lovely meadows, hills and mountains, dominated by old mixed woods and beech woods. It runs through three recognised nature reserves with magnificent panoramic views of the valley of the Wilde Gera, the heights of the Thuringian Forest, the picturesque Wipfra valley and Ilmenau itself.
This trail joins the 20-kilometre Goethe Path from Ilmenau to the village Stützerbach. In a very special way, it is a combination of culture and nature.