Betteleichenweg

The Betteleiche Walking Path

The Betteleiche ("begging oak") is a very special natural monument and at the same time a symbol for Hainich's chequered history in the heart of Germany.

The walk starts and finishes at the ramblers' car park "Am Obergut" in Kammerforst. You will discover Hainich's ravine forests and some of the national park's most famous landmarks, such as Ihlefelder Kreuz, Eiserne Hand and Betteleiche. The radiant yellow of St. John's Wort keeps you company along the way in summer.

Symbol
Betteleiche

Length
12 km

Difficulty
medium, along the route you tackle almost 200 m of altitude difference

 

 

Betteleichenweg
Circular walks
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Betteleichenweg - elevation profile

337.00,346.00,343.00,341.00,338.00,349.00,370.00,370.00,370.00,373.00,378.00,376.00,374.00,377.00,378.00,373.00,373.00,375.00,377.00,392.00,395.00,398.00,401.00,397.00,402.00,401.00,400.00,405.00,413.00,418.00,425.00,437.00,443.00,440.00,443.00,444.00,445.00,447.00,449.00,449.00,451.00,453.00,453.00,454.00,454.00,456.00,455.00,454.00,453.00,453.00,452.00,450.00,451.00,452.00,450.00,449.00,450.00,457.00,459.00,460.00,458.00,457.00,450.00,447.00,446.00,447.00,447.00,446.00,443.00,442.00,441.00,439.00,443.00,439.00,436.00,430.00,427.00,427.00,423.00,417.00,414.00,409.00,405.00,400.00,393.00,384.00,380.00,378.00,375.00,369.00,369.00,366.00,365.00,364.00,364.00,360.00,357.00,356.00,357.00,358.00,358.00,357.00,356.00,353.00,352.00,352.00,350.00,348.00,344.00,341.00,338.00,333.00,329.00,328.00,319.00,315.00,312.00,310.00,306.00,304.00,301.00,299.00,298.00,295.00,292.00,286.00,288.00,291.00,293.00,293.00,284.00,284.00,281.00,275.00,272.00,272.00,273.00,275.00,275.00,275.00,276.00,283.00,283.00,283.00,284.00,284.00,286.00,287.00,290.00,292.00,293.00,301.00,306.00,308.00,313.00,317.00,323.00,328.00,331.00,331.00,336.00 highest point: 460.00 m
lowest point: 271.00 m