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The digital tour guide of the Rhön 

"The land of open distances" - a promise that the Rhön definitely keeps. Because time and again you will be surprised by incredible panoramic views on your tours. Even the highest peaks are easily accessible: The Wasserkuppe, at 950 meters the highest mountain in the Rhön, the Kreuzberg, the Hohe Geba - they all offer you unforgettable trips.

Let yourself be inspired by our suggestions and find your favourite tour!

On the move in the Rhön
Hikers on the Spatzenstieg family hiking trail in Breitungen
Photo: Wolfang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH

On the move in the Rhön

The gentle hills invite you to linger: watch the colorful world that stretches in front of you or the sky above you and enjoy the fresh air - these are moments that make life worth living.

Just a few minutes further the scenery can change again completely change. You dive into unspoilt forests, discover crystal clear mountain lakes and eerily beautiful high moor landscapes full of mysterious stories. You roam through medieval towns, look from vineyards to winding river valleys, enjoy the scent of flowering meadows and orchards. The Rhön is like a wonderland that always looks different.

Discover hiking trails through ancient forests, mountain bike tours to the basalt peaks and cross-country trails through snow-covered landscapes when you are out and about in the Rhön.

Current road closures and their diversions

Activities in nature bring their own challenges and dangers. Due to the risk of windbreak, silviculture or other causes, it may be necessary to close hiking trails and, if possible, to signpost a detour.
  • November 11th/12th - Auersberg area
  • November 20th - Schwarzes Kreuz / Sandberg area near Schwarzbach
  • November 22nd/23rd - Auersberg area
  • November 26th - Waldberg area near Langenbieber
  • November 27th - Kugelberg area near Hofbieber
  • January 8, 2022 - Armenhof area near Margaretenhaun
  • January 15, 2022 - Schwarzes Kreuz / Sandberg area near Schwarzbach

For everyone - the Extratouren

The Extratouren hiking trails invite you to a variety of day trips: a carefully assembled selection of circular hiking trails. Their lengths are between seven and a more than twenty kilometers, and all of them bring you closer to impressive natural spectacles or historic sights. Many of the Extratouren can be reached by public transport.

Active in the wintry Rhön

Even in the cold winter season, you can set out on the Rhön trails. Discover the winter hiking trails and cross-country trails, the ski-skating routes and much more.

Hikers' huts are not only found in the Alpine mountains

Dermbacher Hütte auf dem Gläserberg
Dermbacher Hütte auf dem Gläserberg
Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
In the mountains and in the valley, with overnight stays, management or as a resting point - the hiking huts of the Rhön have been luring visitors to the UNESCO biosphere reserve for decades. If you too want to find out why so many visitors are enthusiastic about the huts, you can get a small impression here:

Hiking huts in the Rhön

Contact to the destination

Do you have any questions, suggestions or complaints? - Your direct way to us is here:

Rhön GmbH - Gesellschaft für Tourismus & Markenmanagement

Rhönstrasse 97

97772 Wildflecken-Oberbach

Telephone: 0800 9719771



Funded by the European Union and the Free State of Thuringia with ERDF funds

We thank the European Union and the Free State of Thuringia for their support in creating the Rhön tour portal. The realization was made possible by the ERDF funds made available.

As part of the funding project "Zusammen aktiv unterwegs - am Besten in der Thüringer Rhön", the Rhön GmbH pursued the goal of enhancing the hiking trails of the Rhön, especially those of Thuringia, with good texts and images and publishing them digitally.

The goals within the project were and are:

  • the presentation of the Thuringian Rhön as an active tourism region,
  • the increase in "desirability" and a sharpening of the profile of the Rhön destination,
  • an increase in the number of visitors and the associated added value,
  • the move away from "arbitrary marketing", and
  • creating sustainability for newly created tourist infrastructures.

The project was implemented through the production of text and image material for 30 hiking trails in the Thuringian Rhön. This material is used in the Rhön touring portal. The creation of this tour portal is another measure carried out within this funding project.

We thank all partners who participated during the project and look forward to all those who we will win for a partnership .