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Rundloipe Gangolfsberg - Oberelsbach - Rhön

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Through the Gangolfsberg natural forest reserve, the circular trail runs largely along wooded paths.
Classic
moderate
Distance 4.5 km
1:15 h
90 m
82 m
751 m
672 m
The circular tour starts at the Thüringer Hütte and leads through the snow-covered forest on the Gangolfsberg. Parts of the circular trail pass through the core zone of the UNESCO biosphere reserve Rhön.

To warm up and strengthen yourself, the Thüringer Hütte offers a variety of delicious dishes.

Author’s recommendation

The detour to the unusual St. Francis Chapel at the Thüringer Hütte is well worth it.
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Author
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
751 m
Lowest point
672 m
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Safety information

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 everyone active nature sports enthusiasts to be considerate of 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

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

Start

Parking lot Thüringer Hütte (707 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.479092, 10.081831
DMS
50°28'44.7"N 10°04'54.6"E
UTM
32U 576757 5592459
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Destination

Parking lot Thüringer Hütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The trail cannot be reached 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

Hiking car park Thüringer Hütte, 97647 Hausen | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.479092, 10.081831
DMS
50°28'44.7"N 10°04'54.6"E
UTM
32U 576757 5592459
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
moderate
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
90 m
Descent
82 m
Highest point
751 m
Lowest point
672 m
Circular route Classic Refreshment stops available

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