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How to Travel to Oberhof
(Start Venue of Half Marathon / 17km Hike / 17km Nordic Walking Tour)

Information and Advice Concerning your Travel to the Rennsteiglauf Event

The following is a summary of tips for your travel. We recommend you plan your trip for early arrival at the start locations. Please observe the appropriate traffic guidance systems and follow any directions given by our stewards. Further below you will find information on bus service to Oberhof arranged by the event organiser.

Public transport

  • By train from Erfurt towards Suhl/Meiningen, leave at Oberhof station,
  • Railway station is outside of town, Bus Service to Town Centre,
    (RennsteigBus Nord-Süd – Linie 428)
  • Start venue inside town.


By car and coach from the north (Oberhof postal code: 98559)

  • A4 motorway, leave at Kreuz Erfurt junction, use A71 towards Suhl/Meiningen, leave after Rennsteigtunnel at Zella-Mehlis/Oberhof junction,
  • Continue on B247 to Oberhof (8 km),
  • Use parking guidance system, parking restricted inside town.

By car and coach from south and east

  • A71 motorway, leave at Zella-Mehlis/Oberhof junction, then use B247,
  • Suhl, Zella-Mehlis on B247 in direction of Gotha to Oberhof (10 km),
  • Use parking guidance system of town of Oberhof, parking restricted inside town.

Bus service arranged by the event organiser

The bus to Oberhof will leave at the following stops and times:


Hinternah Feuerwehr 5.00 a.m.   free of charge
Schleusingerneundorf Railway station 5.10 a.m.   free of charge
Ilmenau Bus station 5.15 a.m.   free of charge
Ilmenau Homburger Platz 5.18 a.m.   free of charge
Manebach Schleusinger Straße 5.25 a.m.   free of charge
Stützerbach Erholung 5.30 a.m.   free of charge
Schmiedefeld Brunnenstraße 5.45 a.m.   free of charge
Bahnhof Rennsteig   5.50 a.m.   free of charge
Schmücke   6.00 a.m.   free of charge
Ringberghotel Hotel entrance 5.25 a.m. 6.30 a.m. free of charge
Suhl Am Himmelreich 5.35 a.m. 6.40 a.m. free of charge
Suhl Kommerstr. 5.45 a.m. 6.50 a.m. free of charge
Suhl Fr.-König-Str. 5.50 a.m. 6.55 a.m. free of charge
Suhl Henneberger Haus 5.53 a.m. 6.58 a.m. free of charge
Zella-Mehlis REWE-Center 5.58 a.m.   free of charge
Zella-Mehlis Zellaer Markt 6.05 a.m. 7.05 a.m. free of charge

Arrival in Oberhof: c. 6:15 a.m. and c. 7:20 a.m., respectively

Return transfer: Schmiedefeld – Oberhof

Constant shuttle between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (free of charge)

Transfer for support teams

Oberhof (Busplatz) – Schmiedefeld, 7:05 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Transfer Neuhaus – Oberhof

GutsMuths-Halle; 5:00 a.m.

Advance booking by 21.4.2019 will be necessary.


To do so please state your name and race number.
Should there be little demand, the service will be cancelled. Persons already booked will be notified in that case.


Oberhof Map



Rennsteiglauf Bus Service Timetable

Oberhof (General and Detailed) Map