By airplane and train

The closest airport to Oberhof is Erfurt, but it’s a rather small airport, so Frankfurt International Airport is probably the best choice, Nuremberg Airport is an alternative option.

From Frankfurt Airport, there are regular high speed trains to Gotha and Erfurt. From there you can take a regional train through the scenic Thuringian forest up to Oberhof. Total travelling time is a bit more than three hours and there are connections once an hour (last connection departs around 7pm). A precise schedule can be found on the webpage of the German Railway Company (available in many languages).

From Nuremberg it takes three hours by train to Oberhof.

Regular train tickets in Germany are expensive. For instance, a regular one-way ticket from Frankfurt to Oberhof costs about 67€, from Nuremberg 57€. However, you can get cheaper tickets:

  • You can get a special early-booking rate (29€), when you book early online. Early-booking rates become available three months in advance.
  • There are discounts for group. As a member of a group of six persons, you can get a group-early-booking rate from only 19€ per person.
  • If you are prepared to travel only by local trains (taking about 4:30 hours from Frankfurt and 3:30 hours from Nuremberg), there is a special weekend fare of 60€ for six persons. No early booking required for this kind of ticket.

We are currently working out a simple solution for obtaining tickets for our international participants. We will in any case support you with finding the optimal solution for taking a train!

From many places in central Europe, taking the train instead of an airplane for the whole trip is the best solution. Here, some approximate traveling times:

ParisPrahaWarsawViennaAmsterdam
ca. 7 hoursca. 6 hoursca. 10 hoursca. 8 hoursca. 7 hours

By car

Oberhof is located close to the motorway A71, so it is easily accessible by car.
Some estimated travel times to Oberhof by car:

ParisPrahaWarsawViennaAmsterdam
ca. 7:30 hoursca. 4 hoursca. 7:30 hoursca. 6:30 hoursca. 6 hours

The Treff Hotel Panorama offers free parking.