A visit to the Rennsteig Garden - a summer highlight in OberhofA must on a summer holiday in Thuringia is a visit to the Rennsteig Garden in Oberhof. The Rennsteig Garden is home to rare mountain plants as well as native plants from Thuringia. An active play programme for children makes the Rennsteig Garden Oberhof a popular destination for the whole family.Around seven hectares of exhibition space on the 868-metre Pfanntalskopf near Oberhof offer you the rich abundance of alpine flora from all over the world. 4,000 different plant species from the mountains of Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand and the Arctic region await your visit to the Rennsteig Garden Oberhof. Enjoy the full splendour and wonder of nature in the botanical garden in the Thuringian Forest and see for yourself the great flora of the mountain world.Thuringian climate conditions perfect for mountain floraThe ridge location of the Rennsteig Garden Oberhof with an annual average temperature of 4.2 degrees and precipitation of up to 1,400 litres per m2 are the ideal basis for the exhibition of alpine plant species. On about 150 days a year, the plants are covered by snow and unfold their full splendour under the ice cover.
When the Rennsteig Garden opens its doors to visitors in spring, the botanical garden is colourful. The flowers on various saxifrage pads, the globe primroses, a little later yellow alpine auricula and red-flowered rock primrose provide varied splashes of colour. The genus of cowbells also impresses with its colourful diversity. The common cowbell blooms purple, the Alpine cowbell white, the mountain cowbell dark purple and the sulphur yellow cowbell yellow. Immerse yourself in the paradise of the colour circle and let yourself be impressed by the diversity of the mountain flora in the Rennsteig Garden Oberhof.Experience the Rennsteig Garden activelyOf course you can go to the Rennsteig Garden Oberhof by bus or by car. But why not combine your visit with a short hike or bike ride? From Oberhof you can quickly and comfortably reach the Rennsteig Garden and admire the splendour of the plants.