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Circular trail around Oberhof
Avenue of Olympic & World Champions Oberhof
Meet your Oberhof idols & role models. The circular route around Oberhof holds a lot of surprises and a lot of familiar faces on a length of about 7.1 km. Maybe one or the other is also live and in color on the avenue.
In November 2018, work began on turning the "Oberhof circular trail" into an "Avenue of Olympic and World Champions". For this purpose, information boards with the names of top athletes as well as additional information about their achievements were placed next to the trees planted by the athletes themselves.
This is to thank all deserving athletes who used to live and train in the town or still do today. They have carried the good name of Oberhof, the Rennsteig region and Thuringia out into the world.
In the years to come, many will find and discover the names of athletes they once rooted for and cheered for when looking at the trees and reading the information boards.Trees are considered natural witnesses of time over generations and are therefore ideally suited to link natural, urban and sports history with each other. The type and arrangement of trees as an avenue are deliberately chosen because they offer many advantages: In spring and summer they present themselves in rich green and provide shade. In autumn a colorful forest of leaves shines and in winter the snow can fall to earth unhindered.
Avenue of Olympic & World Champions
at a glance
Once around Oberhof
You can actually start your hike anywhere in Oberhof. Around the town you will find numerous entrances to the avenue of Olympic and world champions. The path was partly newly created, partly it fits into the existing hiking routes. Again and again our avenue is extended and you will meet numerous sports stars in Oberhof. Maybe also here and there "in real".
Oberhof is a hiker's paradise and outdoor Eldorado. Numerous hikes and mountain bike routes invite you to explore and be active.