Zella-Mehlis is surrounded by the highest peaks of the Thuringian Forest, in the immediate vicinity of Oberhof and the famous Rennsteig hiking trail. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the town offers its guests a variety of hiking, winter sports, leisure and excursion options to make their holiday varied and relaxing. Families with children are also guaranteed not to get bored. You will find a warm welcome in well-equipped accommodation and cosy inns. There is a wide range of hiking, sports, leisure and excursion opportunities in every season. Winter sports enthusiasts, especially cross-country skiers, will find excellent conditions. The town is internationally renowned as a centre of Nordic skiing thanks to the achievements of the top athletes of SC "MOTOR" Zella-Mehlis.Worth seeing are the churches of Zella St. Blasii, a Baroque hall church in the Regency style, and the Magdalenenkirche in Mehlis dating from 1734.A true gem of Henneberg-Franconian half-timbered art is the Bürgerhaus, which houses the tourist information office and the municipal gallery. For almost 50 years, weapons were tested for durability in the former Zella-Mehlis firing range. The striking industrial ensemble, built in 1893, was extensively renovated by 2002 and has housed the town museum since then. The exhibitions provide insights into topics such as: Gunsmithing, Weapons Firing, Zella-Mehlis Weapons, Automobile Manufacturing, Mercedes Office Machines, Sports History, Forest and Pasture Management, Pastoralism or Important Zella-Mehlis Personalities.Zella-Mehlis Guest CardExperiences for those who want to save money. With the Zella-Mehlis Card you will receive your guest card with many attractive benefits when you pay the visitor's tax. Including the Thuringian Forest Card with more than 300 special offers in the entire Thuringian Forest.
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