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Hiking highlights in the Rhön - The Rhön Etratours

The Rhön has been a holiday region in Germany for many decades and is still an undiscovered country for many people. The best way to experience the landscape is on a hike. The marked network of hiking trails leads to sights that can only be reached on foot. You hike on narrow paths to mountain tops with impressive vantage points that give you a panoramic view over the Rhön. Perhaps you would also like to walk on plank paths through the moors or into a core zone of the UNESCO biosphere reserve? You can do it on the Rhön hiking trails.

The most beautiful circular hiking trails - on the way on the Extratours

A highlight of the Rhön hiking world are the Extratours - and not only because they lead to many peaks in this low mountain range. The Extratours are circular hiking trails on which you can easily get back to the starting point, as these have been well signposted by many volunteers and municipalities. The hiking trails are between 6.5 and over 20 km long and are therefore suitable for full-day or half-day tours. And because quality is also important to us when it comes to hiking, the Extratours are all certified and have been awarded the German hiking seal.

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:50 h
Ascent 537 m
Descent 537 m

Adventurous and instructive: That is the Extratour Basaltweg. Let's go to mighty volcanoes, rushing forests and lovely valleys.

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 291 m
Descent 291 m

The family-friendly Extratour Der Hilderser delights us with a wonderfully varied natural landscape through forests, gorges and heights.

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:09 h
Ascent 273 m
Descent 273 m

"Der Meininger" hikes on the best paths around Meiningen. From the west, picturesque forests nestle against one another and we enjoy the view ...

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 465 m
Descent 465 m

Forest, meadows and water characterize the varied Extratour Der Mottener. On the way we discover rare rock formations, an abundance of fish and a ...

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.9 km
Duration 4:25 h
Ascent 300 m
Descent 300 m

Located in the Hessichen Kegelspiel, the Extratour Der Rasdorfer leads through a varied landscape and to various cultural sights.

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.3 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 58 m
Descent 80 m

On the family-friendly Extratour Dreienberg we experience pure wilderness in the heart of the core zone of the biosphere reserve in untouched ...

Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 15.2 km
Duration 4:35 h
Ascent 545 m
Descent 545 m

We hike through pretty Rhön villages and unspoilt nature on the Gebaweg extratour, enjoying beautiful impressions and fantastic views and finally ...

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 6:05 h
Ascent 561 m
Descent 561 m

The Wasserkuppe is the cradle of gliding. Why? On the extra tour to the Guckaisee recreational area, we learn how the dream of flying came true for ...

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 396 m
Descent 396 m

A varied route for sporty “cross-border commuters”, because the Haubentour runs between the Hessian and Bavarian Rhön.

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 343 m
Descent 343 m

The certified Extratour promises premium hiking at its finest, which takes us to the highlights of our cultural landscape, which is unique in Germany.

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 15.8 km
Duration 4:50 h
Ascent 494 m
Descent 494 m

We hike into the Schwarzen Berge on the Hüttentour. The Tintenfass lays on the way and neighing can also be heard.

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 404 m
Descent 404 m

We experience the Rhön from its most varied side on the Extratour Kegelspiel. How many mountains will we discover? Quite a few “stories” await us ...

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.3 km
Duration 5:40 h
Ascent 520 m
Descent 520 m

2,500 years ago there was a large, fortified Celtic settlement on the Öchsenberg. The remains can still be seen today at many points on the extra ...

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 231 m
Descent 231 m

The Extratour Königsweg in beautiful Bad Brückenau promises royal hiking pleasure between nature and culture.

from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 490 m
Descent 490 m

The ascent to Kreuzberg, the Holy Mountain of the Franks, is a must for ambitious hikers, not only because of the view and the monastery beer.

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from Katharina Happel,   Rhön GmbH