Getting here

Travelling to Hainich National Park

The national park is easily accessible by all means of transport.

Look at our map for an overview of the national park's location, ramblers' car parks, bus stops and train stations.

Our ramblers' car parks are clearly signposted.

Travelling by bus and rail

With the cooperation "Fahrtziel Natur" ("Destination Nature"), the German railway company Deutsche Bahn and the three big German environmental organisations BUND, NABU and VCD advocate sustainable tourism. 22 scenic beauties are partners in this cooperation, amongst them Hainich National Park. Together, they champion environment-friendly travel to Germany's natural landscapes.
In the World Heritage Region Wartburg Hainich, the "Wunderbare Wanderbus" connects Eisenach and Bad Langensalza with Hainich National Park (coach services 27a und 726), enabling you to experience nature stress-free and non-polluting. Coach service 30 serves the villages on the Western edge of the national park and goes on to Eisenach, Mühlhausen and back. Find more information on

The National Park Bus connects Mühlhausen and the villages on the Eastern edge of Hainich with the national park and the Canopy Walk. It runs a regular service on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. The timetable is available for download.

Find out how to travel by public transport from Bad Langensalza on and from Eisenach on


The Umweltticket (environmental ticket) allows visitors to travel from Bad Langensalza or Eisenach to Hainich National Park. It includes admission to the Canopy Walk and the National Park Centre, plus bus travel on one day between Eisenach and Bad Langensalza. Passengers from Eisenach can ask for a stop at the Wildcat Village Hütscheroda and travel on to the Canopy Walk with the next bus. The Umweltticket costs 9.50 € from Bad Langensalza and 13.00 € from Eisenach per adult. Concessions are available for pupils, students and apprentices.


Several taxi services offer fixed-price rides to the national park. Contact the companies directly for more information:
in Eisenach: +49 3691 - 29000
in Bad Langensalza: +49 3603 - 814181
in Mühlhausen: +49 3601 - 441085