From Allzunah to Ilmenau | 15 km
From Allzunah (urban district of Frauenwald) on the Rennsteig, the ridge walk of the Thuringian Forest, you descend through the valley to Stützerbach. Here in the UNESCO biosphere reserve Vessertal-Thuringian Forest, originates the Ilm from several tributary wells. Stützerbach is a popular climatic spa town on the Rennsteig and gained public awareness mainly due to Goethes multiple visits. Thus, you will not only find a Goethe house but also a 20 km hiking trail: Following in the footsteps of Goethe you can walk via Manebach to Ilmenau, a university town on the Ilm full of Goethe reminiscences.