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.