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Familienwanderweg ParkSafari - Meiningen - Rhön

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  • Spielen im Englischen Garten Meiningen - ParkSafari
    / Spielen im Englischen Garten Meiningen - ParkSafari
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Auf der ParkSafari Meiningen
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Aussichtspunkt auf der ParkSafari Meiningen
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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Here young and old can experience nature and culture in a relaxed manner and stroll through the parks of Elisabethenburg Palace on comfortable paths.
easy
Distance 2.6 km
0:39 h
10 m
10 m
292 m
283 m
Strut through the palace complex as a prince and princess or play knights and robbers between the trees - the Elisabethenburg palace complex invites you to play and stroll. Here in the listed park you feel like you are in another world, far from the noise of the street and everyday stress. In addition to the royal stables and palace gardens, the castle grounds also include the riding hall, which is now used as a museum. There are also over 50 exhibition rooms in the palace, which document the impressive variety of styles from baroque to historicism. Back in the castle park we walk past the creepy crypt chapel and the pond with an artificial ruin within view of the Meininger Theater in the English Garden. Throughout the park, little naturalists can read interesting facts about water, animals and plants. Not completely exhausted yet? Then the playground for the little ones or the fitness trail for the grown-ups is just the thing.

Author’s recommendation

This ParkSafari has fun guess-search-stations and a safari kit for children. The low-barrier paths are ideal for a trip with the whole family.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: June 22, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
292 m
Lowest point
283 m
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Safety information

The tourist routes of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. The same applies of course to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, therefore, nature sports should only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Start

Schloss Elisabethenburg (284 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.569953, 10.412039
DMS
50°34'11.8"N 10°24'43.3"E
UTM
32U 599993 5602955
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Destination

Schloss Elisabethenburg

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Length: 2.6 km
  • Start at Elisabethenburg Castle through the listed parks, the castle park and the English Garden,
  • museums in the castle and in the riding arena, crypt chapel and pond with artificial ruins and a view of the Meininger Theater in the English Garden, interesting facts about water, animals and plants , Playground and fitness course in the castle park,
  • listed park, low-barrier paths

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The journey by public transport runs via the SüdthüringenBahn. !t runs every hour between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the direction of Eisenach and Eisfeld, or via the bus station, which has connections to the entire district.

Parking

For those arriving by car, there are two public, paid parking spaces two minutes 'walk away and additional free parking spaces ten minutes' walk away.

Coordinates

DD
50.569953, 10.412039
DMS
50°34'11.8"N 10°24'43.3"E
UTM
32U 599993 5602955
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Große Radwander- und Wanderkarte Thüringische Rhön: Ausflüge zwischen Vacha, Bad Salzungen, dem Pleß, dem Geisaer Land, Wasungen und Fladungen in Franken, Verlag Dr. Barthel, Maßstab 1:35.000,
  •  Der Dolmar und Meiningen, Wanderkarte mit Radrouten, Naturpark Thüringer Wald Nr. 8, Verlag Grünes Herz, Maßstab 1:30.000

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • First aid kit
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • GPS navigation device, map or smartphone with onboard map material

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
0:39 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
10 m
Highest point
292 m
Lowest point
283 m
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