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Sports and Leisure


For your leisure time a diverse range of sports facilities as well as the sports airfields in Alkersleben-Wülfershausen and Pennewitz can be used.

For young people there is a special offer - the mountain bike course in Arnstadt, the go-cart track in Rudisleben or the summer and winter toboggan run in Ilmenau.

The range is a very wide one - from swimming, horseback riding, gliding, tennis, skating, bowling, nordic walking up to barbecue parties. Winter sports are especially important here. The Ilm district is the home of numerous world and olympic champions in biathlon, cross-country skiing, bobsleighing and tobogganing, such as the sisters Manuela and Andrea Henkel from Großbreitenbach.

A special type of leisure activity is offered by the public mine "Volle Rose" in Langewiesen and also steam train rides of the Rennsteigbahn (railway) into the Rennsteig region are most attractive.


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