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Activities in Ilmenau

“If the family is together, the soul is in the right place.“
(Russian proverb)

There is a lot on offer for you and your family in Ilmenau.  Whether on land, in the water or on the ice, below you can find a variety of recreational activities that your family will enjoy.

Summer activities

Winter activities

Year-round activities

Summer actitivies

Here are a few tips for summer activities in Ilmenau and its surroundings.

Hammergrund Sport and Leisure Park

Lying on the lawn on a beautiful sunny day with the occasional dip in the water to cool off, the whole family can have fun and the Hammergrund Sport and Leisure park.  Hammergrund offers plenty of space for everyone to have fun in and out of the water, with water-slides and a playground for the children. Link

Season: May to September

Schleusinger Allee 13
98693 Ilmenau
Phone: 03677/894227

Lake Heyda

In the beautiful surroundings in and around the lake, there are many ways to spend the day at Heyda, be it swimming, canoeing, hiking or just relaxing. Link

Ferienhaus Heyda
An der Talsperre 1
98693 Heyda


Animal enclosure

By the Ilmenau lake area lies a small animal enclosure which is adjacent to the school camp. Situated next to the Grossen Teich, there are around 200 animals to be admired at this vivarium as well as a small petting zoo.

Am Großen Teich 2
98693 Ilmenau
Phone:  03677/64480



    • Alter Kurpark, in Scheffelstrasse
    • Spitalgasse, behind the St. Jakobus church
    • Adventure playground on the Stollen/Ilmtal bike path, behind the ice skating rink
    • "Grosser Teich" Big Pond Recreation near the animal enclosure
    • Erfurter Straße, to Hangeberg (direction Sturmheide)
    • City park, next to the Festhalle• Skatepark, direction Pörlitzer Höhe


    High ropes course

    There’s no missing out on fun and action at the high ropes course! There are many courses with varying difficulties to challenge your fitness, courage, self-confidence and skill. Situated in Steinach, Oberhof or Saalfeld, the high ropes course is a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy. Link

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    Winteraktivitäten (Kopie 1)

    Winter is never boring in Ilmenau, now with an ice-skating rink, you can always keep the family entertained in Winter


    Eishalle Ilmenau

    For fun on the ice, visit the Ilmenau ice-skating rink.  Ice-skating learning aids are also available for children starting out. LinkSeason: October to MarchKarl-Liebknecht-Straße 3498693 IlmenauPhone:  03677/463077

    Schwimmhalle am Stollen

    The aquatic center in Stollen is a great day out for all family members.  There is a children’s pool and slide for the kids as well as a waterfall shower and a paddling pool for the little ones. You can also take the time to relax in the saunas and a solarium is available. LinkAm Stollen 4898693 IlmenauPhone:  03677/882030



    Discover Germany’s first cross-country skiing and biathlon center.  Individual ski lessons are also available for beginners. LinkSeason: September to FebruaryDKB-Skisport-HALLETambacher Str. 4498559 OberhofPhone: 03 68 42 / 53 26 61 1


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    Year-round Activities

    All year round there is something different  to experience with the family.


    For those with Wanderlust, take a hike up the Kickelhahn to the Kickelhahn tower and Goethe’s hut. From the top there is a wonderful view of the city and mountains.  The Kickelhahn also has a superb vantage point in the winter.Around Ilmenau there is a track for every level of hiker:  Link

    "Wolfram Fiedler" Toboggan Run

    Whether in summer or winter you will always have fun at the toboggan run. You can even drop by to watch a competition. News and opening times can be found on the website. Link

    Steinstraße 61
    98693 Ilmenau
    Phone: 03677/202726


    For those who love bowling, be sure to take the family to Family Bowling Day. Link

    Ziolkowskistrasse 16
    98693 Ilmenau
    Phone: 03677 - 46 95 95

    TOLLiKIZ Indoor playground

    TOLLiKIZ is the biggest playground in Erfurt and central Thuringia. There is no such thing as bad weather. Whatever the weather, this indoor playground offers children from 1-12 years, a variety of exciting and safe play experiences and a great alternative to television, computers and Playstation. Link

    Alte Mittelhäuser Straße 17
    99091 Erfurt
    Phone: 0361/5547479


    There are also a number of fields in the area to play football.

    • Unterpörlitzer Straße: 1 Hard pitch 1 grass pitch (small field)
    • TU Ilmenau: 1 Hard pitch
    • Manebach (an der L3004): 1 grass pitch
    • Unterpörlitz: 1 Rasenplatz, 1 hard pitch
    • Heyda: 1 grass pitch

    Sport- und Betriebsamt
    Weimarer Straße 74
    Phone: 03677 666-010

    “Summer tubing” and tobogganing 

    Tobogganing isn’t just for winter! Summer tubing uses a tyre to slide down the course. A fun experience the whole family will enjoy. For more information, please click here.


    Integratives Kinder- und Jugendhaus Ilmenau

    A registered cultural and community center project of IlmenauChildren of all ages are welcome to connect with the Youth Center which offers support to young people with any problems, questions or even just help with their homework.  There are also games and sporting activities and children are also invited to engage in music activities. Link

    Karl-Zink-Str. 16
    98693 Ilmenau
    Phone: 03677/667305

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