The Rennsteig ski trail
Europe’s longest long-distance ski trail, which stretches on a distance of 142 kilometres, begins at Ascherbrück near Ruhla. The Rennsteig ski trail combines all of the 15 German Ski Association cross-country centres and attracts thousands of families and athletes every year.
Due to its elevation profile, the trail is suitable especially for ambitious cross-country skier, who are looking for a new challenge.
Length: 142 km
Starting point: Ascherbrück / Ruhla
Destination: Brennersgrün/ Lehesten
Altitude variations: 500 - 980 m above sea level
Ascent: 1961 m
Descent: 1799 m
Technique: classic cross-country skiing and partially skating
Difficulty: medium - hard