Cross-Country Skiing Area Oberhof in the Thuringian Forest: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Oberhof

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The Cross-Country Area

A glimpse into the DKB Ski Sports Centre in Oberhof.
A glimpse into the DKB Ski Sports Centre in Oberhof. © Oberhof Tourismus

Especially for cross-country skiers Oberhof has plenty to offer. Besides its unique combination of nature, activity, and health, more than 100km of cross-country skiing tracks are primed between December and March both for the classic and skating technique. Winter sports fans are free to choose between seven different tracks varying enormously in length. Moreover, there are numerous cross-country tracks for beginners or skiers, who are to return to cross-country skiing.

Regardless of weather conditions, you are free to pay a visit in the DKB Ski Sports Centre in Oberhof, which is Germany‘s first indoor ski run and offers a two-kilometre cross-country ski trail over varying terrain at a constant temperature of minus four degrees Celsius. It provides perfect skiing conditions for recreational and professional cross-country skiers alike. If you always wanted to try biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, you are also free to do this there.

Winter sports area for international competitions

Oberhof on the famous Rennsteig trail in the Thuringian Forest hosts several sports facilities which in turn host international competitions throughout the winter. Every year in January, biathletes compete for major World Cup scores in front of 25.000 spectators in the DKB Ski Sports Centre. Among others, Oberhof offers a sled and a bobsled run and is host for competitions in Luge, Skeleton, and Bob World Cups. The run is well-designed, which enables enjoyment in both summer and winter. Another significant part of the winter sports centre are the ski jumping hills. In 2014, the ski jump at Kanzlersgrund was undergoing extensive renovation and modernization, and now offers best conditions for both a normal and large hill. 

The Most Beautiful Tracks

The cross-country skiing tracks in Oberhof comprise up to 50km in length.
The cross-country skiing tracks in Oberhof comprise up to 50km in length. © Oberhof Tourismus

Track Große Runde "R": 50,3 km, moderate to difficult, altitude of 880 metres

Track Wachsenrasen: 16,3 km, difficult, altitude of 230 metres

Track Hirtenrasen: 10,9 km, difficult, altitude of 150 metres

Track Gustav-Freytag-Stein: 9,4 km, difficult, altitude of 150 metres

Track Schützenberg: 7,3 km, moderate to difficult, altitude of 165 metres

Track Alte Rollerbahn I: 2,0 km, moderate, altitude of 37 metres

Track Alte Rollerbahn II: 5,4 km, moderate, altitude of 102 metres

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Getting Here

As most of the cross-country skiing tracks start right next to the DKB Ski Sports Centre, there are plenty parking lots with up to 400 parking spaces at charges between 1,40€ and 2,00€. 


Oberhof Sportstätten GmbH
Crawinkler Straße 2
Phone+49 36842 2690


Rate the Cross-Country Skiing Area

Weather (2723 ft)


Elevation2539 ft - 2799 ft
Skating 63.38 miles
Classic 63.38 miles
Lighted trails 1.24 miles

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 63.4 miles