At the foot of the Thuringian Forest lies the Goethe and university town of Ilmenau. Around 40,000 people are at home here. Located in the "Green Heart" of Germany, the city, bordering on the mountains of the Thuringian Forest in the south, offers an ideal starting point for hiking tours. This is also the beginning of the 20 km-long Goethe-Wanderweg - the first "quality hiking trail of Wanderbares Deutschland" (Hikeable Germany) in Thuringia.
Ilmenau has a lot to offer the culture and nature lover, the active sportsperson and hiker.