This 13 kilometre hiking trail explores some of the most important places in Friedrich Fröbel’s life - from Bad Blankenburg to Keilhau. Friedrich Fröbel walked this route almost daily, and it was at today’s-named Fröbel’s Vantage Point (Fröbelblick) that he settled upon the title “kindergarten” for his early childhood education theories. Enjoy the beautiful scenery from Fröbel’s Vantage Point, with its panoramic view over the Rinnetal and the Thuringia mountains. The trail between Bad Blankenburg and Fröbel’s Vantage Point features display signs, which outline the work and life of this great educator. In Keilhau, the Free Fröbel School (Freie Fröbelschule) is at present the only school worldwide that operates under the pedagogic principles of Friedrich Fröbel. The trail continues over the Kessel Mountains, which provide once-in-a-lifetime scenic impressions.

Tip: Start your journey at the lovingly furbished Fröbel Museum in Bad Blankenburg! 


Bad Blankenburg Market Square – Fröbel Museum - Allianzhalle - Burgweg (Incline) – Meadow trail to Kleingölitz – Fröbel’s Vantage Point (Incline to View) – Barop Tower - Fröbel’s Vantage Point - Keilhau – Return to Fröbel’s Vantage Point – Ridgeway to Kesselwarte – Youth Hostel – Castle Route to Bad Blankenburg

Route Length:
14.5 km

Time Required:
c. 4.5 hours

Route Marking:
Red cube, cylinder and ball (one on top of the other). Return route from Fröbel’s Vantage Point: red point

Light / Middle

Altitude Difference:
300 m

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Fröbel in the region