"My Homeland" Tabarz by elgin99

Tabarz Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 133 photos

At home

That´s a picture from the Aschenbergstein. It is one of the impressive walking tours around my hometown. It is a rock high above the beautiful Felsental. The panoramic view is unique, impossible to do a picture which shows the wideness and deepness when you are standing high on the peak. I describe some nice walking tours in my following tips.

Winter time coming again

No snow in town? Then you should drive up to the mountain Inselsberg (916,5 ms), a great place for winter sports, only 3 miles far from the town Tabarz.
It is so funny to need only some minutes to be in a deep winter scenery. Sometimes it is like in a fairy tale.


Tabarz, my birth place and where I grown up. Tabarz lies in the southwest part of the Thuringian Wood, enclosed by mountains and forests. Already since 1876 the place is known as a health resort and by his good climate and his attractive surroundings (420 ms to 916,5 ms altitude). Since September, 2001 Tabarz is a state-approved Kneipp health resort.
The town has approx. 4,500 inhabitants, owns two health resort clinics (one aftercare clinic for cancer illnesses) 15 hotels and many inns, pensions, summer cottages as well as private accommodations. Clean air, many hiking and mountain biking possibilities, alpine climbing in the Lauchagrund, a golf course, tennis court and riding place, in winter traced cross-country trails, downhill runs with ski lifting and snow cannon, ski schools, ski and bicycle rental as well as the health resort and family bath " TABBS ". Thousands of vacationers and health resort guests use the good climate and the marvellous scenery for walks or wanderings. Even with oppressive heat in summer the Lauchagrund with his big old trees, the rocks, the cold and clear brooks is refreshing chill.

Tabarz is a traditional place at the foot of the Inselsberg (916,5 ms). This mountain is not the highest in Thuringian Forest but the most impressive one. The today's town has arisen from four independent villages. Their union occurred in 1946 to the today's municipality Tabarz. The local names of Cabarz and Tabarz also both unique in Germany because these are artificially local names. Their historical background is based on the mining pursued.
There is tourism since the second half of the 19th century. Since 1869 Berlin industrial family Spindler had a villa in the wooden Lauchagrund as constant summer residence. One can say that Spindler founded the tourism in Tabarz.

However, gladly other famous and known personalities came to Tabarz, as for example Wagner's singer Max Alvary who let himself establish in 1892/1893 a villa on Datenberg. The Frankfurt neurologist Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann, the author of the child book " Struwelpeter " spent his summer holidays from 1884 to 1894 in Tabarz. Also the royal Prussian family had a property in the Lauchagrund. Already about 1900 there were three bath institutions. Thus many nice villas and pensions are even today in the Lauchagrund, in the Zimmerberg and Datenberg. Some of this houses you can see in Travellogue.
This is the official webaddress: Tabarz
And there are another good website: Tabarz II

More pictures you find in Travelogue and, also panoramic ones, in my Tabarz picture album

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful region, nice houses, good restaurants and hotels
  • Cons:partially no good streets
  • In a nutshell:One of the best regions in Thuringia
  • Intro Updated Oct 27, 2010
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Hallo Hildruth, Schade, dass ich deine Seite nicht früher gesehen habe. Ich fuhr nämlich gestern mit der Strassenbahn dorthin. Wir hätten ein kleines VT meeting machen können.

  • omidamini's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 11:28 PM

    Dear , you have very nice city , i enjoy from that , it is very wonderful . i hope see you in my country Iran

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 8:29 PM

    Lovely pictures of the nature that surrounds you. Looks like a great place to visit. Joyce

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2007 at 7:44 PM

    What a wonderful place, very nice page about your hometown.

  • paragianna75's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 9:51 PM

    Thank you Hildruth :) Your pics are fantastic, I wish I could take that kind of pics someday...Your hometown is a dreamland greetings from noisy Athens :)

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    Very good. Well done!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 5:14 PM

    Good tips and usual quality photography. Back for another look. Love bushwalking.

  • weed6886's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2006 at 11:35 AM

    Always see the Große Inseleberg when hiking the Rhön, now I see I have to get up there! Your tips were very helpful. Schöne gruße aus Die Rhön, Chris

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 11:38 PM

    Germany is a very beautiful Country...love the Horses pix and Luisental, awesome. Gruesse. oh ja, der Fruehling macht alles sooo schoen!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 8:43 PM

    Hildruth!! have a wonderful day and Happy birthday to you.:-)

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