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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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Where Dragons Fly

This was another highlight of our trip in Eisenach. We had no problem finding a parking spot at the side of the road. Coming from the town, the Drachenschlucht is on the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Nice walk, but not very impressive. As it is humid there, good to apply some insect repellent to keep the horseflies away. I did the round tour starting from Hohe Sonne through the Drachenslucht and back via the Landgrafenschlucht. This is listed as a 3.5 hr walk, but i cannot imagine anybody needing more than 2 hrs for that walk.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was another highlight of our trip in Eisenach. We had no problem finding a parking spot at the side of the road. Coming from the town, the Drachenschlucht is on the right. Right before the welcome sign “Drachenschlucht” is a small lake covered with moss. The water looks green. The path is easy to walk on, even for kids.... More 

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It was nice to walk through the drachenslucht. Every time you didn't know what was behind the corner.

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Gateshead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Have you ever been to a gorge in southern France or Spain? Or to limestone country in the Yorkshire Dales? Or closer to (our) home, the gorge of the River Allen west of Haltwhistle in Northumberland? If so, you might not bother with this, which is little more than a corridor between some not very high rocks. It's fine if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

after a 7 mile walk trying to find this which was not clearly signposted we eventually found it we were underwhelmed to say the least not worth the visit

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Eisenach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Next to the Wartburg a must have if you are in Eisenach. Sport or walking shoes highly recommended. On the top is a lovely beer garden to recover before walking back, including Thuringia Bratwurst.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Romantic walk in the forest and ferns and moss covering everything plus providing some cool respite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you feel the need to hike on your visit in Thuringia why don't hike at the Drachenschlucht. Its a very pretty hike through beautiful rock formations. I did it in March so just at the beginning of spring when nature awakes. Very beautiful. I recommend to take a sandwich and drinks with you to make a picnic at one... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just walked through the Drachenschlucht, on a dry day at the end of September, and very much enjoyed it. Amazing rock structures, and huge variety of greenery. Easy walking most of the way, although the last bit was pretty steep, and included steps. Make sure you wear good walking shoes. Totally agree with previous reviewer re state of toilets at... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Drachenschlucht is definitely worth the hike, the track is well-kept and easy to manage, even for children. If you feel like it, take the 10-km round up to the Hohe Sonne, along the Weinstraße over the Drachenstein summit (lovely view) and back through the Landgrafenschlucht (another lovely gorge), it's all worth the effort. Signposting could be better, so take... More 

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