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Iron curtain / green ribbon kayak tour provided by ausgeWILDert

Iron curtain / green ribbon kayak tour

Iron curtain / green ribbon kayak tour
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About
Until 1989, the hostile military blocks of the Warsaw Pact and NATO faced each other on the Saale, between Hirschberg and Blankenstein. The Iron Curtain separated East and West, tearing families and friendships apart. With the European Green Belt project, the GDR's death strip became a lifeline for strictly protected animal and plant species. Today there are lynxes, wolves, deer, kingfishers, ospreys, red kites, cormorants, gray and great egrets and since 2019 also the beaver in the area. Especially for former members of the US Army and international travelers, but also for German guests, this tour offers a breathtaking insight into the past and present, combined with the experience of a vital river, the Saale, already used by the Greek geographer and Argonaut Strabo ( 67 BC - 23 AD) was described in his Geographica.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
  • Kayak / canoe tour on the Saale, the former border river on the inner German border. Relics of the Iron Curtain, beavers, kingfishers, dippers. Along the formerly most heavily guarded border in the world, by kayak, experience the Green Belt as a death strip became a species-rich strip of life with many endangered and strictly protected animal species. Ospreys, kingfishers, dippers and the beaver, which has been at home again since 2019, accompany us on our tour. You will learn a lot of interesting things about the geological origin of the mountains, the history of the region and the diverse flora and fauna. We follow in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt, who worked here as the Royal Prussian Oberbergrat from 1792 - 1797 and developed his research here, which made him the greatest researcher of his time and beyond with his trip to South America. After an eventful tour, a small snack and a visit to the beaver island, the tour ends in the Blankenstein district of Rosenthal am Rennsteig at the base camp of ausWILDert.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Kayak / canoe tour on the Saale, the former border river on the inner German border. Relics of the Iron Curtain, beavers, kingfishers, dippers. Along the formerly most heavily guarded border in the world, by kayak, experience the Green Belt as a death strip became a species-rich strip of life with many endangered and strictly protected animal species. Ospreys, kingfishers, dippers and the beaver, which has been at home again since 2019, accompany us on our tour. You will learn a lot of interesting things about the geological origin of the mountains, the history of the region and the diverse flora and fauna. We follow in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt, who worked here as the Royal Prussian Oberbergrat from 1792 - 1797 and developed his research here, which made him the greatest researcher of his time and beyond with his trip to South America. After an eventful tour, a small snack and a visit to the beaver island, the tour ends in the Blankenstein district of Rosenthal am Rennsteig at the base camp of ausWILDert.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 237323P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide, kayak or canoe, paddle, life jacket, dry bag, packed lunch.
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Flixbus stops in Schleiz and Hof, Bad Steben station and Blankenstein station can be picked up.
  • Selbitzplatz, 07366 Rosenthal am Rennsteig, Germany Take the A9 AS Bad Lobenstein autobahn towards Bad Lobenstein, B90, to the Blankenstein junction, in Rosenthal on the Rennsteig OT Blankenstein, turn left behind the Limks bridges in Hauptstraße, next left (at Sparkasse) onto Selbitzplatz.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide, kayak or canoe, paddle, life jacket, dry bag, packed lunch.
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Flixbus stops in Schleiz and Hof, Bad Steben station and Blankenstein station can be picked up.
  • Selbitzplatz, 07366 Rosenthal am Rennsteig, Germany Take the A9 AS Bad Lobenstein autobahn towards Bad Lobenstein, B90, to the Blankenstein junction, in Rosenthal on the Rennsteig OT Blankenstein, turn left behind the Limks bridges in Hauptstraße, next left (at Sparkasse) onto Selbitzplatz.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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