Steinbach

Baroque church
Baroque church

The idyllically-sleepy mountain village Steinbach lies closely and nested on the western slope of the Thuringian Forest, in the valley of the little rivers Steinbach and Kallenbach. It is only  4 km away from the most famous German hiking path, the Rennsteig.
Steinbach owns a beautiful Baroque church and one of the steepest mountain cemeteries in Germany. In the museum of local history you learn interesting things about the past of the former industrial village that is rich in tradition. Only a couple of minutes from Steinbach, in the so-called Glasbachgrund, the Luther monument, the Luther beech and the Lutherborn mark the place in which Martin Luther, who had been put under Imperial ban, was pretended to be attacked and abducted to the Wartburg, while he was on his way back from Worms.

Attractions:

Baroque church with mountain cemetery

The extraordinarily glorious Baroque church of Steinbach was built from 1733 on. Although the villagers were impoverished by a big village fire that year (...)

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Heimatstube (home parlour)

The Heimatstube shows the development of the mountain village Steinbach, the life of its inhabitants and the local tradition of the (...)

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Lutherdenkmal, Lutherbuche und Lutherborn im Glasbachgrund (Luther monument, Luther beech and Luther fountain in Glasbachgrund)

When Martin Luther jolted in his cart through the forest on his way back from the Reichstag in Worms in the afternoon of 4th May 1521, horsemen suddenly (...)

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