The 1900 kilometres long pilgrim trail "VIA ROMEA", from Stade (close to Hamburg) to Rom, from Friedrichroda to Schmalkalden.
The stage starts in Friedrichroda and leads over a larger ascent to the "Spießberghaus" and via the "Rennsteig" to the "Ebertswiese". From there, the path goes long downhill for a long time, through the village of "Floh-Seligenthal" towards "Schmalkalden". Very nice stage of the VIA ROMEA through the Thuringian Forest.
We go on the "Thüringer Rennsteig" for a few kilometres, with many views over the mountain ranges.
Sturdy shoes. Clothes adapted to the weather.
Friedrichroda is about 8 kilometres from the federal motorway A4. Therefore, it is well connected to the long-distance network.
Enough parking in the town centre.