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Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
In the vicinity of Gehlberg you'll find numerous sights and attractions. Some are nearby, others are a little farther away. In the vicinity of Gehlberg there are also several signposted trails. Some of them run along Snow-Head (at a height of 978 meters, it is the second highest mountain in Thuringia), the most striking mountain of the Thuringian Forest. From this former volcano you have a breathtaking view of the surroundings. From the Schmücke you can reach the top in about half an hour. With a mountain bike you can explore the Rennsteigtunel. The Rennsteigtunel is an old 168 km long road which leads through the Thuringian Mountains and was once used as a postal road. Along the Rennsteigtunel there are many cottages and (sometimes centuries old) hotels, restaurants, hostels and other buildings where guests can eat, drink and/or spend the night. Along the route you can also find numerous landmarks and heraldic stones, which previously revealed who the rulers were in this area. In total there were more than 1,300! There are numerous marked routes here and there are regularly organized tours through the area. These tours can range from easy to difficult. In the swimming paradise of Oberhof, housed under a gigantic dome, you will find pools with a temperature of 28 to 32 degrees. Whirlpools, areas with chaise lounges, a 100-meter-long giant water slide, Whitewater Canal, saunas, steam room, cold pool, solarium, outdoor pool, playground and lawn make the whole experience complete. Or visit the Trusetal Waterfall: Tambach-Dietharz is a small mountain town with the largest free-standing climbing rock of Thuringia, the Falkenstein, which has the largest natural waterfall, the Spitterfall. You can also go rafting on the Apfelstädt River. Schloss Friedenstein (castle) overlooks the city. A former dukes residence, it now houses several museums as well as the Corner Theater. In the summer music and theater festivals are held here.