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Geographical data
With an overall area of 1,148 square kilometres the Saale-Orla-District is the third biggest district of Thuringia
Kreisdiagramm geografisch

low mountain range
highest elevation: the Stieglitz-mountain near Bad Lobenstein with 732,9 m above sea level

Biggest bodies of water

Bleiloch Talsperre (biggest dam in Germany): 215 million m³ reservoir, 9.2 square kilometres surface of the water

Hohenwarte Talsperre (dam in the Saale-Orla-District/District of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt): 182 million m³ reservoir, 7.3 square kilometres surface of water

Burgkhammer Talsperre: 5.6 million m³ reservoir, 0.8 square kilometres surface of water


Saale (86 km), Orla (35 km), Wisenta (54km), Sormitz (21km), Kotschau (9 km)

Reserves and sanctuaries

Reserves and sanctuaries
flora-fauna-habitat areas14
6,252 hectares
nature reserves
153,324 hectares
landscape conservation areas731,729 hectares
natural monument areas/ biological reserve83204 hectares

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