It is worth packing your hiking or running shoes when planning a visit to the Collegium Glashütten. Der Große Feldberg (highest point in the Taunus Mountains) is only 6.5 km away. Spacious meadows and fields, challenging running paths or just stimulating birdsong are all right across the road.
The nearby cities of Idstein and Bad Camberg or tourist attractions such as the "Hessenpark" (an open-air museum) or the former Roman fortress "Saalburg" are easily reached by car.
The almost 2000 year old former Roman border runs through Glahütten. The 40 km long Limes Adventure Trail begins at the information booth above the supermarkets and runs alongside the waldGLASweg. Seven glass art stations created by the artist Ines Nickchen are intended to inspire reflection and examination of over 4000 years of glass-making history.
Three super- and beverage-markets, a gas station and various restaurants ensure that daily needs can be met.
Distance: 15 minutes
The picturesque city center impresses with numerous half-timbered buildings which house a variety of owner-managed businesses and creative chefs. The castle and the so-called "witches tower" are well worth a visit, as is the Höerhof, one of the most magnificent half-timbered buildings in Idstein.
Various paths like Schinderhannes Steig, Weiltalweg and Limeserlebnispfad create a paradise for hikers and runners around the Collegium.The nature park, with an area of 135,000 hektars, is the second largest park of it's kind in the state of Hesse. It attracts 18 million visitors each year and has over 1.240 km of hiking paths wvisit websiteaiting to be discovered.
Fans of offroad mountain biking have come to the right place! Bring along your bike and just take off!
The "Große Feldberg" is a challenging 889 meters high. To really get the adrenaline flowing, try out the two downhill routes - 1,5 km long and with an altitude change of 150 meters. Another flowtrail route is being planned and should be finished sometime this year.
Distance: 25 minutes
It's obvious that retail therapy is the plan at the Main-Taunus-Zentrum. Over 170 shops and restaurants cater to all tastes. A visit to Kinopolis (a multi-movie theater) is also a possibility.
Distance: 20 minutes
A 36-hole golfer's paradise spread over a generous 160 hektar large area awaits you. Beginners can take a trial lesson, and guests have the possibility of practicing on both a public driving range and green.
The park is listed as a 5-star course and is a naturally styled course which includes the amenities of a restaurant and pro-shop.