Eisenberg (Thuringian Slate Mountains)
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It is located deep in the forest between the villages of Lauscha , Neuhaus am Rennweg and Steinheid , south of the Rennsteig and the B 281 . Since the Rennsteig runs exactly over the massif, the main summit and its southern foothills are assigned to the Southern High Slate Mountains and other peaks are assigned to the Northern High Slate Mountains . Users of the B 281, which leads from Sandberg ( ) near Steinheid over the level of Eisenberg to Bornhügel near Neuhaus, will notice the change in altitude due to a serpentine ascent, Rennsteig hikers via a steep, straight ascent.
As a result of late medieval iron ore mining, there is a larger pingen field near the Eisenberg. There was probably only a near-surface mining of ore that was smelted on site.
The Habichtberg (838 m) rises to the west and ends in the Schellertsberg (717 m) to the north. The Habichtsbach desert is located on the eastern flank of the Habichtsberg . From its junction to the Löschleitenberg, and thus to the Wurzelberg massif , the Diebskamm (735 m) branches off to the southwest to the northwest flank of the Sandberg, which here on the Alsbach valley is opposite the Upper Alsbachberg , and forms the natural barrier for the drinking water dam . The Rollkopf (849 m) rises east of the Habichtsberg, directly on the Rennsteig and on the B 281. The Bärenbachsberg (846 m) protrudes further north from the Eisenberg massif, to the east of it, north of the Rennsteigbaude Berhardsthal, the Herrnberg (774 m) and its western foothills Ascherbachsberg (684.5 m). The northern flanks of these mountains slope down to the Höllental. Hell and its tributaries flow into the Wulstbach and with it form the cat that leads to Katzhütte in an elongated, wooded valley .
In the northeast of the Eisenberg massif, the Hintere (814 m) and the Vordere Mittelberg (801 m) in the urban area of Neuhaus am Rennweg, the northern foothills of the Schloßhügel (758 m) and Mittelbachsheide (727 m) extend over the Wulstbach. The Obere Wulst (766 m) carries the Neuhausen district of Schmalenbuche and forms the interface with the Hettstädt massif . In the extreme northeast, the Apelsberg (785 m) joins, the slopes of which extend from Neuhaus city center to Lichte , and below the Neuhaus-Igelshieb district the Arlsberg ( ), from whose slope to the eastern neighbor Mittelberg the Finsterer- Grund viaduct spans.
In the very south-west of the massif, the Petersberg (819 m) connects to the Sandberg, over which the Rennsteig runs from Steinheid to Limbach . The B 281 also runs along its slope to Limbach, where the interface to the Dürren Fichte and thus to the Bleßberg massif is located. In the Steinheid location there is a narrow seam to the Kieferle , which is clearly separated from the Eisenberg massif both to the south and north of this point.
The Bornhügel (846 m) is located on the western outskirts of Neuhaus am Rennweg directly on the Rennsteig on the south-facing roof of the massif. With a water tower and a weather station, it dominates the landscape of the winter sports resort. The south-westerly foothills of the main summit, the Göritzberg (793 m), in the south the Mittelberg (807 m) with the Glücksthal desert , the Große (820 m) and the Kleine Zigeunerberg (791 m) on the Steinachgrund and in the southeast the Previously summarized as Lauschenberg elevations Igelskuppe (800 m), Köpplein (781 m), Steiniger Hügel (765 m) and Teufelsholz (745 m) on the Lauschatal. The source streams of the Lauscha mark the gap to the Pappenheimer Berg massif, the course of the Rennsteig over the Ernstthaler Steig the seam.