Main tour: 52 kilometres (2-day tour)
Circular hiking trail Ruhla: 21.5 km (1-day tour)
Circular hike Bad Liebenstein: 20 km (1-day tour)
Caves tour: 29.5 km (2-day tour)
Did you know about the Tropical Island in the middle of the Thuringian Forest? Granted, you won’t find sandy beaches and palm trees in Ruhla today. The island of Ruhla was around 257 million years ago. At that time a shallow tropical sea covered the Central European region. Between Ruhla and Brotterode was an island that geologists call “Ruhlaer Insel”. Today there is little left of the former island. The former reefs shaped the mountains on the north and south edges of the Thuringian Forest. Now it is the forest itself that determines the landscape of this area.