Hannover, Germany

Eilenriede (Urban Forest)

Eilenriede is the largest urban forest in Germany, located at the east end of the city near Oststadt. Most of the paths here are gravel or packed dirt, tucked away in shady expanses of forest along the Schiffgraben River. A loop around the Eilenriede to the west of Bernadotteallee is about 3.5 km, though there are plenty of interior paths, as well as a network of trails on the east side of Bernadotteallee. We’ve mapped a 6.5 km tour of the grounds beginning from the Lister Platz U Stop, but feel free to explore the area for a run of any length!

Essentials
  • 6.5 km (4 miles) loop of forest. Can add on with interior paths
  • 20 meters
  • Hohenzollernstraße
  • Lister Platz U Stop