Nestled high up on the ridge of the Thuringian Forest, the Saint. Michael’s Church promises an immersive experience in the vast surroundings of nature.
Spending the night in the Saint. Michael’s Church in Neustadt evokes the sensation of being tucked in a cocoon. When you lie down on the large double bed and draw the curtains, the church room feels like a cosy den. But when the curtains are open and the first rays of morning sunlight peek through the stained glass windows of the sanctuary, bathing the nave in bright colors, you experience the vastness of the space all around you. The windows were created in 1989 by the artist Medardus Höbelt. The images depict the Archangel Michael fighting against the forces of evil, evoking the importance and presence of peace. The church itself is a neo-Romanesque gem, built in the 1850s directly on the Rennsteig. The building is surrounded by a small garden. Next door you will find the rectory, equipped with a kitchen for overnight guests. Sanitary facilities are located in the church itself. Our guests are greeted by a representative of the friendly Her(R)berg team. The local hosts will be happy to show you around the grounds and advise you on excursions or upcoming Rennsteig hikes. Those arriving later in the day should plan on bringing food for the evening, or simply reserve a table at one of the local restaurants. For fresh baked goods in the morning, there is a supermarket just across the road from the Rennsteig.