Getting to Ilmenau to reach us by car:

Ilmnau is located about 40km south of the state capital of Erfurt on the A71, approximately 80 km north of the region of Coburg and about 50 km south-west from Weimar.

About two direct departures from the A 71, the Goethe and University City is easily and quickly accessible.

  • from north direction on the A4 until Erfurter Kreuz, then A71, exit Ilmenau Ost or West
  • from the south via the A71 (from Schweinfurt) or A73 (from Nuremberg)

Arriving by train - Railway station in Ilmenau

The ICE train station in Erfurt offers back an hourly connection by regional train from Erfurt to Ilmenau and retour. Especially attractive is the ride on the train, when you use the Hopper ticket (Ilmenau Pörlitzer height to Erfurt main railway station) or the Thüringen ticket for your trips. For further information please contact the Deutsche Bahn AG.

Travel in Thuringia

The Deutsche Bahn AG offers in Thuringia various attractive tickets. To travel, for example, with the Hopper ticket from the station Pörlitzer height and back for a price of about. With the Thuringia-Ticket you can explore Thuringia and its attractions. Current prices and conditions can be found on the websites of the Deutsche Bahn AG (


With the trains of the historical Rennsteigbahn, you can travel on selected dates until Rennsteig station and can from there start your hiking tours on the Ilm Valley Cycle Route, or your winter hike. Just click here and learn more about times and dates ...

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