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Streckenloipe Rother Kuppe Sennhütte - Hausen/Fladungen - Rhön

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This demanding trail leads largely through dense Rhön winter forest.
Classic
difficult
Distance 17.9 km
5:15 h
306 m
306 m
780 m
627 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.

Author’s recommendation

Regional products and Rhön literature await you at the nearby information point on the Black Moor!
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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
780 m
Lowest point
627 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.58%Dirt road 42.68%Forested/wild trail 17.01%Unknown 36.70%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
7.7 km
Forested/wild trail
3.1 km
Unknown
6.6 km
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Safety information

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.

Start

Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Hausen (675 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.482897, 10.098222
DMS
50°28'58.4"N 10°05'53.6"E
UTM
32U 577914 5592899
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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 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.

Parking

Parking lot Rother Kuppe, Rother Kuppe 1, 97647 Hausen | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.482897, 10.098222
DMS
50°28'58.4"N 10°05'53.6"E
UTM
32U 577914 5592899
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
17.9 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
306 m
Highest point
780 m
Lowest point
627 m
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