5 Things to Do in Oberhof That You Shouldn't Miss

July 18, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best top things to do in Oberhof, Germany including Rennsteiggarten Oberhof, H2 Oberhof, Dkb Skisport Halle, Exotarium, Glasstube Oberhof.
Restaurants in Oberhof

1. Rennsteiggarten Oberhof

Am Pfanntalskopf 3, 98559 Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany +49 36842 22245
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Rennsteiggarten Oberhof

Reviewed By geo3 - Calgary

This will primarily be of interest to gardeners. If you're an alpine or rock gardener, it's of great interest. For everyone else this would be mildly interesting, but probably not worth a special stop.
It's quite easy to access off the autobahn, although the nearest exit is about 10 km from the garden. The secondary roads used to reach it are winding but good. The GPS found this with no problem.
The main focus of this garden is alpine plants, with a central area featuring several hundred different species of alpine plants. These would probably be at their best between the end of May and the beginning of July. I was there mid-June, and many plants were blooming. All plants are labelled. Signs are in German but they also give the botanical name of the plant, and the area of origin (eg. Asia, North America, etc). In addition to the rock garden area, there is an area of rhododendrons/azaleas which were in full bloom in mid-June, and an area given over to describing the flora and fauna of the Thuringian Mountains.
Cost is 3.50 Euros entrance, plus 3 Euros for parking.
There is a small cafe near the entrance with a limited menu but good food and friendly staff.
I'm not sure how many of the staff understand English. This is in a rural part of the former East Germany, so English is not as widespread as in the former West Germany. However, the signage is generally clear, so there should not be any problem for non-German-speaking visitors. The attendant at the parking lot spoke excellent English, however. Within the garden itself, most signs are in German.

2. H2 Oberhof

Dr.-Curt-Weidhaas-Str. 2, 98559 Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany +49 36842 2920
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

H2 Oberhof

Reviewed By RJR2005 - Wolfsburg, Germany

The facilities here are very clean. There is a main pool with 3-4 hot tubs and a very fast water slide. Our group conducted water sports in the main pool for about an hour, and we had a great workout. Afterwards, we had fun on the slide. The end of which is blacked out. We also relaxed in the hot tubs. Overall a great place to get warm, workout, have fun and relax when it is freezing cold outside.

3. Dkb Skisport Halle

Crawinkler Str. 2, 98559 Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany +49 36842 269171
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Dkb Skisport Halle

Reviewed By jeero - London

Oberhof ski tunnel is known amoungst world class nordic skiers and biathletes and for good reason. Set in a sleepy village surrounded by forest if you didn't know it was there you would miss it. The ski tunnel is world class and indeed you can usually see world class skier from around the world including the German national team members skiing the loops. The tunnels are wide and have a variety of incline and the snow is meticulosly maintained and groomed. As you would expect from the Germans - everything is scheduled and works perfectly. The locker rooms/showers/changing rooms are adequate and have €1 key system for safe keeping while you are in the tunnel. The ski shop is well stocked with every kind of ski kit you could need and they rent not only snow skis etc but they have a full range or roller skis and off track roller skis for rental should you want to make use of the excellent and challenging roller ski track or forest tracks near the ski halle. They can also arrange ski lessons, roller ski lessions and biathlon for you at the shop. It was great to get some on snow training in the summer ( and watch the German national team practice) and Oberhof is a delightful village just a few hours from Frankfurt.

4. Exotarium

Crawinkler Str. 1, 98559 Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany +49 36842 21404
Excellent
29%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Exotarium

Reviewed By Vernon Z - Hilversum, The Netherlands

Little exotarium. Ok to kill some time before dinner. The animals live in little terrariums, realy sad, especially the phytons. They have spiders, insects, fish, snakes, frogs and iguanas.

5. Glasstube Oberhof

Theo-Neubauer-Str. 17 A, 98559 Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany +49 36842 20417
Excellent
18%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Glasstube Oberhof

Reviewed By LanaDS - Erskine, United Kingdom

It is really enjoyable for tourists to go in and watch the glass ornaments being made. The man making them was very chatty and friendly but I only spoke German to him, don't know how well the store is in English. Great selection of all prices.

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