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Kurzloipe Thüringer Hütte Rhön-Park-Hotel - Hausen - Rhön

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On the edge of Bavaria's largest non-alpine nature reserve, the Langen Rhön, the trail runs through forest and partly open countryside.
Classic
easy
Distance 4.8 km
1:20 h
82 m
83 m
699 m
616 m
The easy-to-navigate trail is ideal for beginners. Along the Rhöner Winterwald, the path runs in parts parallel to the Rhöner Franziskusweg. Next to rows of trees on one side and open landscape on the other side, you pass the Altenfeld deserted village to the Rhön Park Hotel. After the round section along the open winter landscape below the Rother Kuppe, the well-known path leads us back to the starting point.

There are opportunities to stop for refreshments and to warm up in the Thüringer Hütte and in the Rother Kuppe mountain inn.

Author’s recommendation

Der Abstecher zur ungewöhnlichen Franziskuskapelle an der Thüringer Hütte lohnt sich.

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Author
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 30, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
699 m
Lowest point
616 m
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Track types

Dirt road 32.54%Unknown 67.44%
Dirt road
1.6 km
Unknown
3.2 km
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Safety information

There is a road crossing along the route.

For safety reasons, please pay attention to the direction of travel on the on-site signs.

The tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers , etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to be considerate of each other. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Tips and hints

The snow hotline provides information about the winter conditions in the Rhön.

Start

Parking lot Thüringer Hütte (698 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.479643, 10.083271
DMS
50°28'46.7"N 10°04'59.8"E
UTM
32U 576858 5592522
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Destination

Parking lot Thüringer Hütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The tour is not accessible by public transport.

Getting there

To get to the Thüringer Hütte, take the A71 to Bad Neustadt an der Saale. Then take exit 25 Bad Neustadt an der Saale onto the B279 in the direction of Bad Neustadt/Bischofsheim and follow the B279 to Wegfurt. Turn right onto the NES16 in the direction of Sondernau/Oberelsbach and follow the road to Oberelsbach and then to Ursprung. From Ursprung, the path leads us in the direction of the Hochrhön to the Thüringer Hütte.

Parking

Wanderparkplatz at the Thüringer Hütte, 97645 Ostheim | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.479643, 10.083271
DMS
50°28'46.7"N 10°04'59.8"E
UTM
32U 576858 5592522
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Dehler Verlag - Wintersport Rhön. Langlaufloipen, Winterwanderwege, Schneeschuhwege, Skilifte, Rodelbahnen, Skowkiting, Snowtubing. ISBN-10: 3-9815570-0-8

Equipment

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun protection
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient reserves of drinks and provisions

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cross-country skiing technique
Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
83 m
Highest point
699 m
Lowest point
616 m
Out and back Classic Refreshment stops available

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