As well as its strong historical connections, Schmalkalden also makes a pleasant stop in the western part of the Thuringian Forest and is not far from the renowned Rennsteig hiking trail which leads across the hills.
The hotels below are in the historic centre or just outside the built-up area in the surrounding countryside.
The hotels chosen are mainly from the four-star and three-star categories and some of them have online booking facilities through our travel fulfilment partner Booking.com. You can check availability at those particular hotels by clicking on the button under the hotel.
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(Please note that this selection will also include some pensions and self-catering apartments for those who are interested in that form of accommodation!)
The most suitable airport for travel to Schmalkalden is likely to be Frankfurt, with its wide range of destinations and mix of regular scheduled flights (along with some lower-cost carriers).
Distance to Erfurt-Weimar Airport: 59km
Distance to Frankfurt Airport: 184km
Distance to Leipzig-Halle Airport: 200km
Distance to Nuremberg Airport: 201km
Erfurt, Leipzig and Nuremberg are busy with charter flights during the summer season, although there are connections to other German destinations and the occasional low-cost carrier offering scheduled flights.
The main Schmalkalden train station is located just outside the town centre. The regular service between Zell Mehlis and Wernshausen provides regional connections through to the main-line stations at Eisenach, Erfurt and Würzburg.