This demanding trail leads largely through dense Rhön winter forest.
Distance 17.9 km
Highest point780 m
Lowest point627 m
Starting from the Rother Kuppe, the trail runs through partly quite winding wooded areas in the direction of the Eisgraben natural forest reserve - one of the core zones in the Bavarian biosphere reserve. Passing the Frauenhöhle, a legendary natural cave in Basel, we continue in the direction of the Sennhütte. In this area, the trail rewards you with a wonderful view over the open spaces of the Hochrhön. After the short circular tour, you return to the starting point via the same pathes.
Due to the steepness and the many curves, this trail is particularly suitable for experienced winter sports enthusiasts.
Refreshments are available at the Gasthof Sennhütte and the Rother Kuppe. The detour to the kiosk on the Black Moor is also worthwhile.
Regional products and Rhön literature await you at the nearby information point on the Black Moor!
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
The route includes a road crossing. Snowdrifts may occur due to tree-free areas in the area below the Sennhütte.
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, 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
The snow hotline provides information about the winter conditions in the Rhön.
Good to know: the nature trail through the Black Moor and the observation tower are closed in the winter months.
Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Hausen (675 m)
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Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Hausen
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The trail cannot be reached by public transport.
To reach the boarding point at the Rother Kuppe, drive on 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.