Ancient beeches and deadwood - walking this path will show you, why Hainich is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
UNESCO World Natural Heritage Hainich
The path allows you to gain insights into the versatile structures of our unique "Ancient Beech Forest of Germany", an upland woodland growing on limestone. The old forest with their richness in deadwood are the habitat of many woodpeckers species and many more.
The 0.8 km detour to the Wartburgblick is worth your while. From this viewpoint, you can see the neighbouring UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle (10 km away) as well as magnificent succession areas.
At the start of the path you find the Craulaer Kreuz, an old stone cross.
Ramblers' car park "Craulaer Kreuz"
Find an overview of the national park's ramblers' car parks and the nearest railway and bus stops on our interactive map. You find the map in the quick links in the left window pane or in the central column on this page.
You find public toilets at Craulaer Kreuz.