Zella-Mehlis is a fantastic town for the sport enthusiast. Even if you’re “oh so not into sports,” Zella-Mehlis (the name just flows off the tongue, doesn’t it?) is great for anyone who likes to just be outside.
Situated right in the Thuringian Forest (which is actually a low mountain range), Zella-Mehlis has visitors come from all over to experience all the fun outdoor sporting activities. Which ones?
Glad you asked, because when you’re here you can find a few (quite a few) walking trails, Nordic Walking trails, bicycling trails, and mountainbiking trails. There’s also a 13 station Trim Path, designed to help with all around fitness & exercise, and balance. And these are just the ones you can do when the weather’s nice.
When snow blankets the Forest (beautiful in itself) that’s when the winter sports come alive. Ski, cross-country ski, snowboard, or even if all you do is just make snow angels — you’ll have a grand old time.
Thinking it’s time to come in from the cold? That’s the best time to enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee with some delicious Thuringian cake to go with it. If you prefer something a bit stronger, there’s always beer & sausages.
The Meeresaquarium Zella-Mehlis is another great indoor activity. Even though the aquarium is open daily, the public shark and crocodile feedings take place on Sundays at 2:30. The kids will LOVE this!
Kids, adults, anyone actually will love the Zella-Mehlis City Celebration which is held on the 2nd weekend in September, where thousands fill the city streets. April 30 brings on the town’s Walpurgisnacht Festival, which is usually celebrated with a bonfire and lots of dancing.
Seems like Zella-Mehlis is great for both indoor and outdoor activity.