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Rundloipe B6 Naturschutzgebiet Lange Rhön - Hausen - Rhön

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The circular trail leads through the characteristic landscape of the High Rhön along forest and open fields.
Classic
difficult
Distance 23.2 km
5:55 h
387 m
387 m
876 m
627 m
The eventful tour begins at the Rother Kuppe and leads through winter forest on partly winding and steep sections through the natural forest reserve Eisgraben and past the legendary Frauenhöhle, a basalt natural cave. We continue to the Dreiländereck at the Lange Rhön nature reserve. A breathtaking view of the landscape is offered over the largely free plateaux of the Rhön. We continue via the Stirnberg to the Thüringer Hütte and after another short drive we reach our starting point.

The trail is particularly suitable for experienced winter sports enthusiasts due to the winding section between the Dreiländereck and the Rother Kuppe.

There are many places to stop for refreshments along the route. Gasthaus Sennhütte, Kiosk Schwarzes Moor, Thüringer Hütte, Rother Kuppe.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to plan a visit to the information center Schwarzes Moor! There are regional products and Rhön literature.
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Author
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 30, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
876 m
Lowest point
627 m
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Safety information

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 show consideration for one another. 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

Start

Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Hausen (675 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.482866, 10.098211
DMS
50°28'58.3"N 10°05'53.6"E
UTM
32U 577913 5592896
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Destination

Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Hausen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The trail cannot be reached by public transport.

Getting there

To get to the starting point at the Rother Kuppe hiking car park, 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 past the Thüringer Hütter and on to the Rother Kuppe.

Parking

The free parking lot Rother Kuppe has about 30 parking spaces. Location on GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.482866, 10.098211
DMS
50°28'58.3"N 10°05'53.6"E
UTM
32U 577913 5592896
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
difficult
Distance
23.2 km
Duration
5:55 h
Ascent
387 m
Descent
387 m
Highest point
876 m
Lowest point
627 m
Classic Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Scenic

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