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    Rennsteiggarten Oberhof

    The Rennsteiggarten Oberhof (7 hectares) is a botanical garden specializing in mountain flora, located in Rennsteig at Am Pfanntalskopf 3, Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany. It is open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged. The garden was established in 1970 on the grounds of a former quarry at an elevation of 868 meters on the Pfanntalskopf. In 1972 the Cultural Federation and University of Jena agreed to scientific support, and plantings began with material from the Botanischer Garten Jena. In 1980 an indigenous plant bog was created, with a nature garden begun in 1985 for protected plants from the Thuringian mountains, and in 1993 a garden of Thuringian herbs.

    Today the garden contains about 4,000 species from the mountains of Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand, and the Arctic, with a special focus on protected species of Thuringia. Specimens of interest include Acinos alpinus, Adonis vernalis, Androsace carnea, Androsace helvetica, Aquilegia formosa, Arctostaphylos alpina, Calceolaria darwinii, Callianthemum anemonoides, Caltha howellii, Campanula barbata, Cornus canadensis, Cypripedium calceolus, Daphne arbuscula, Daphne blagayana, Dianthus glacialis, Eryngium alpinum, Fritillaria meleagris, Gentiana asclepiadea, Gentiana lutea, Gentiana occidentalis, Gentiana verna, Globularia cordifolia, Helichrysum bellidioides, Incarvillea mairei, Lilium bulbiferum, Lilium carniolicum, Lilium oxypetalum, Meconopsis integrifolia, Ramonda nathaliae, Rhododendron camtschaticum, Rhododendron ferrugineum, Salix hylematica, Soldanella alpina, Teucrium montanum, Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Thymus doerfleri, and Tulipa montana.



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Oberhof is a town in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district of Thuringia, Germany. It is a winter sports center and health resort. It is visited by tenfold as many tourists every year. The town got its official city status in 1985.

Oberhof is a German winter sports center. Especially popular are the sports biathlon, sled racing and Bobsport, cross country skiing and Nordic combined. The city thrives on tourism. In 2005 were 130,000 visitors to Oberhof, which carried a total of 436,000 nights. Thus, according to Oberhof Erfurt (Erfurt vacation rentals | Erfurt travel guide) and Weimar (Weimar vacation rentals | Weimar travel guide), it is the most visited city in Thuringia, and the most visited tourist destination in the Thuringian Forest. There is also a nationally renowned health resort.

Things to See in Oberhof

Pfanntalskopfs offers garden Rennsteig Oberhof as a Botanical Garden for mountain flora on seven acres with an overview of some 4000 different species of plants from many mountain regions of the earth.

DKB-Ski-Arena Oberhof

Rennrodelbahn Oberhof

Rennsteig-Thermen

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More about the History of Oberhof

Oberhof was settled in 1641, and remained a small town until the late 1800s, when the town was connected to the railroad line from Erfurt to Ritchenhausen, and skiers and other tourists discovered the place.

From the early 1900s, Oberhof became a center for winter sports, with luge, nordic skiing and ski jumping taking place in the town's regularly updated sports facilities. In recent years the town has also seen the construction of lift-equipped alpine skiing slopes and an international competition standard biathlon stadium. Their bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track has hosted many world and European championships in luge. In August 2009 the first German ski tunnel will open in Oberhof.

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Oberhof is a town in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district of Thuringia, Germany. It is a winter sports center and health resort. It is visited by tenfold as many tourists every year. The town got its official city status in 1985.

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