Winter aconites, with their small yellow, cup-shaped flowers, are one of the prettiest winter-flowering plants. From February to March, thousands of these beautiful flowers form a vivid yellow carpet of blooms in the mixed forest of the Rautal valley to the north of Jena.
This circular trail (called ‘Rundwanderweg Winterlinge’ in German) is about 2 kilometres long and marked with a picture of the little yellow flower.
Start and end point: Rautal car park or via Cospeda and Closewitz
There are links to the SaaleHorizontale and the Napoleon walking trails.
Winter aconites trail Further Information
Napoleon Stone and Rautal
Explore the SaaleHorizontale hiking trail on a guided one-day walk to the Napoleon Stone and through Rautal.
SaaleHorizontale walking trail
The SaaleHorizontale walking trail – 72 kilometres of pure walking pleasure
Kernberghorizontale walking trail
The impressive limestone ridge of the Kernberge hills extends to the east of Jena.