Walking along the Wildcat Path

The Wildcat Path takes you on a 7 km tour of the varied countryside in and around Hainich, the kingdom of the wildcat. The Wildcat Barn has lots of information about this secretive dweller of the national park and is an excellent place to start this walk. Next door you can see four real specimen in the Wildcat Enclosure.

This circular walk comprises some upward slopes. Especially in summer, please remember that there are longer stretches where you won't find any shady trees. Geocaching fans get their money's worth doing a Multi-Cache on the subject "UNESCO World Heritage Sites".

Back in Hütscheroda, you can dine, rest and rejuvinate in the hotel "Zum Herrenhaus", a certified National Park Partner, with its grounds full of mature trees and a wide variety of artworks in the park.


7 km

medium, some upward slopes need to be negotiated



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  • Marker icon for for hiking enthusiasts - WildkatzenpfadWildkatzenpfad
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  • Marker icon for Succession - Young mixed deciduous forestYoung mixed deciduous forest
  • Marker icon for Special trees - "Big Oak" by the Wildkatzenpfad"Big Oak" by the Wildkatzenpfad
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Image: Wildcats in Hainich National Park
Rare, shy and never tame Wildcats in Hainich National Park Start slideshow