Weimar's surroundings were always attractive for exploring - Ilmtal and the neighboring villages can be reached easily by foot.


Goethe walking trail

The 28-kilometre walking trail runs between Weimar and Kochberg Castle. Goethe would often hurry there to visit his confidante Charlotte von Stein. Today it is a well-signposted trail through richly contrasting scenery.

Luther path

Do you like hiking or make a pilgrimage? We suggest the Lutherweg - a 900km long hiking trail on the footsteps of Martin Luther, along historic sites of the Reformation. He stayed in Weimar several times.

Three tower trail

Circular walk - This premium trail, certified by the German Ramblers' Association, follows a circular route of 26 kilometres through the Middle Ilm Valley. Walkers can also board the Ilm Valley Railway at various points along the way and disembark again when they wish.

Kneipp Trail

South of Weimar, this circular trail in Bad Berka – named after the naturopath and hydrotherapist Sebastian Kneipp – offers hydrotherapy and exercise, plus information and activities based on Kneipp's philosophy. The trail starts at the hydrotherapy facility next to the Goethe well in Bad Berka. Two…