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Explore Tourist Attractions During a Trip Through Eichsfeld’s Area
Bodenstein Castle is the ideal starting point to explore the great amount of tourist attractions around Eichsfeld. We want to suggest some destinations that could be interesting for you.
Wintzigerode (about 1,5 kilometers)
Wintzigerode is a district of Leinefelde-Worbis in the Eichsfeld area in Thuringia. Around the place you can find extensive forest and grazing areas which are perfect for smaller hikes within the direct surrounding area of Bodenstein Castle. The Protestant village church St. Katharina from 1387 as well as Katharina’s Well (“Katharinaquelle”) are part of the district’s attractions.
Alternative Bear Park in Worbis-Leinefelde (about 4 kilometers)
The Alternative Bear Park in Leinefelde-Worbis is situated near the castle. At a 4 kilometers distance you can reach the park on foot or by bike. Not only numerous bears are living here but also a few wolves. The park is one of two parks of their kind, which are used as a project on animal and species protection. More information on it and its ticket prices can be found on their website.
Biermann Riding School (about 6,5 kilometers)
Horse enthusiasts can profit from the Biermann Riding School which is situated only a few kilometers from the castle and easily accessible by bike.
Grenzlandmuseum (about 9 kilometers)
Only 9 kilometers distance separate the museum that focuses on the historic border between Eastern and Western Germany (the so called “Grenzlandmuseum”) in between Duderstadt and Worbis from the castle. It can be reached by bike or on foot if you are planning a longer hike. The museum is situated on the former inner-German border crossing point and gives information on the history of the division of Germany as well as the life at and with the border. A special focal point is Eichsfeld which suffered from the division more than any other region. You can find more information on the website.
Timber framework town Duderstadt (about 12 kilometers)
Duderstadt is characterized by a medieval townscape. Most of the houses are half-timbered – solely 500 inside the historical center. Other tourist attractions are the Liebfrauenkirche, the chapel St. Martin and the local museum which is focused on archaeology, handicraft and ecological history as well as the rural and urban life of the 19th century. The town is reachable by bike, but if you want to enjoy a longer hike around Bodenstein Castle, you can go on foot as well.
Segway tours around Eichsfeld (about 15 kilometers)
If you want to explore Eichsfeld from a completely different view, you can use Segways to do so. You can find more information on the website.
Heilbad Heiligenstadt (about 25 kilometers)
One of the tourist attractions situated 25 kilometers from Bodenstein Castle is the city Heilbad Heiligenstadt. It consists of three museums (the Literature Museum Theodor Storm, the local museum in Eichsfeld and the underground station being used as a museum in Heiligenstadt), a few monuments (such as the castle of Mainz, Klaus’s Mill or the unification monument) and other churches and chapels (St. Aegidien, St. Marien, St. Annen chapel, etc.). Furtherore, the Heinrich Heine Spa Gardens and the Fairytale Park next to the Vital Park are worth visiting. Also, Heilbad Heiligenstadt is a officially recognized salt water health resort.
VITAMAR – adventure and leisure pool (about 30 kilometers)
The VITAMAR Adventure Pool offers a leisure pool, a sauna and a wellness area. You can find more information on the website.
ZisterzienserMuseum Walkenried Monastery (about 30 kilometers)
The Walkenried Monastery is a museum that focuses on medieval monasteries. You can find more information on the website.
Wilhelm Busch mill (about 30 km)
In about 30 kilometers distance, the Wilhelm Busch Mill is situated. You can learn about the life and work of Wilhelm Busch and attend a tour through the historic mill where you will get to know more about milling technology. You can find more information on ticket prices and opening hours on the website of the Wilhelm Busch Mill.
Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal Nature Park (about 40 kilometers)
The Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal Nature Park ranks among the most beautiful regions of Germany. Its unique culture and nature landscapes are the result of the former military use of the area. You can find more information on the numerous paths for enjoying nature on the website.
Rabenstein tunnels (about 50 kilometers)
You always wanted to see a tunnel system from the inside? Then the Rabenstein Tunnels are definitely worth a visit. You are transported by a mine train about 500 meters inside and afterwards, you are walking on a footpath of a mining area from the 18th century. You can find more information on this on the website.
Hainich Canopy Walkway (about 60 kilometers)
The canopy walkway leads you to a part of the Hainich National Park where you are not able to go usually. From there you can enjoy the view over the Hainich and the Thuringian Basin. You can find more information on the website.
Ziegenhagen Family Adventure Park (about 60 kilometers)
The Adventure Park is a perfect place to go because of its sophisticated possibilities in nature, culture and entertainment and suited for every taste and age. Apart from three museums with topics like vintage cars, the art casting of iron or folkloric collections, you can enjoy a fairytale world as well as numerous rides. You can find more information on the park’s website.
Our team gladly gives advice to plan your trips and offers helpful tips for your holiday planning. More information on the region can be found on the Website of HVE Eichsfeld Touristik e.V.