Feel-good places
in the Prachtregion

A little bit of everything: mountains, valleys, forests, rivers, meadows and lakes – the scenery in the Prachtregion is uniquely diverse. Biosphere reserves, nature parks and unique natural landscapes such as the Thuringian Forest, the high plains of the Rhön and the Werra Valley are waiting to be explored.

City trips to the beautiful half-timbered town of Schmalkalden, the theatre town of Meiningen or the winter sports stronghold of Oberhof are worthwhile at any time of year. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll, a shopping tour, an enjoyable restaurant visit or a historical city tour – enjoy the lively hustle and bustle, explore the magnificent old town or learn more about the history of the town.

But above all: feel good all around!


© Dominik Ketz | Regionalverbund Thüringer Wald


© Liesa Bauer





The district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen stretches from the Thuringian Forest to the Werra, from the Grabfeld to the Rhön.

With an area of 1,251 km2 and a population of around 125,227, this magnificent region is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most historically interesting and economically strongest districts in the German Free State of Thuringia.

The district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen is part of the historic Henneberger Land, which was later mainly part of the Duchy of Saxony-Meiningen and the Lordship of Schmalkalden, which belonged to the Landgraviate of Hesse.

Landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen Orte