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Extratour Der Ehrenberger - Ehrenberg - Rhön

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  • Rastplatz an der St. Martinkapelle
    Rastplatz an der St. Martinkapelle
    Photo: Tourist Information Ehrenberg (Rhön), Rhön GmbH
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In the upper Ulstertal, the extra tour runs through rustling mixed deciduous forest and past pastures. It connects the mountains Ehrenberg and Schafstein on an entertaining circuit.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:00 h
431 m
431 m
827 m
572 m
On the 12.6 kilometers of the extra tour Der Ehrenberger, the nature experience is in the foreground. Forests and meadows, panoramic views, a basalt block sea and many enchanting discoveries along the way await you on this circular route.

The hike begins in the Ehrenberg district of Wüstensachsen. From the town center there, the first few meters of the extra tour lead out of town and to the outdoor pool with paddling pond and mini golf course. In the kiosk there, tasty little things can be purchased during the operating hours of the public outdoor pool.

It is a leisurely way above this before the path leads up to the Schafstein a short time later. This Rhön mountain inspires with its unique beauty, as it awaits visitors with two basalt block heaps. This breathtaking natural spectacle can only be reached on foot. The basalt block heaps offer a great view of the Ulster Valley and the Milseburg as far as Fulda.

After leaving the Schafstein, the round tour continues through deciduous forests and past meadows in the direction of Reulbach. After a leisurely hike along the edge of the forest, we reach the Saint Martin chapel above the Ehrenberg district. It was built between 2003 and 2005 and today offers a great place to take a break from the hike.

The next step is to cross the Ehrenberg, after which the extra tour is named. After hiking through the forest, it goes continuously downhill in the direction of the starting point of the hike - Wüstensachsen. Before you arrive back at the swimming pool and shortly afterwards in the town center, you can take a short detour to visit the local grotto.

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Katharina Happel
Update: November 04, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
827 m
Lowest point
572 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.74%Dirt road 12.26%Forested/wild trail 48.47%Path 21.78%Road 1%Unknown 8.73%
Asphalt
0.9 km
Dirt road
1.5 km
Forested/wild trail
5.9 km
Path
2.7 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
1.1 km
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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

Village center of Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen (572 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.500423, 10.004086
DMS
50°30'01.5"N 10°00'14.7"E
UTM
32U 571209 5594753
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Destination

Village center of Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

At the town hall in Ehrenberg, the starting point of the extra tour, there is a bus stop. The following lines of the LNG Fulda go there:
  • Line 30: Wüstensachsen - Hilders - Eckweisbach - Dipperz - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Line 90 - RhönRadBus: Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Hilders - Milseburgradweg - Fulda

Getting there

Wüstensachsen can be approached via different motorways.

If you are arriving via the A7, take exit 92 Fulda-Mitte. Here you drive onto the B458 in the direction of Hilders. In the Hilders district of Batten, turn right in the direction of Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen. When you arrive in town, turn left onto Rhön Straße. Shortly after the bus stop you can turn right into the street by the church. Immediately later you will find parking spaces on the right at Bürgerplatz or on the left below the church.

If you drive via the A71 into the Rhön, leave the motorway at exit 24 Mellrichstadt. Here you drive onto the B285 and follow it in the direction of Mellrichstadt, Ostheim and Fladungen. Follow this road to Fladungen. Shortly before the end of the village, turn left in the direction of Hochrhönstraße, Ehrenberg and Bischofsheim. At the Black Moor, follow the signs to Ehrenberg. Shortly afterwards you reach the district of Seiferts. here you turn left to Wüstensachsen. When you arrive in town, turn left onto Rhön Straße. Shortly after the bus stop you can turn right into the street by the church. Immediately afterwards you will find parking spaces on the right at Bürgerplatz or on the left below the church.

Parking

  • Parking lot at the village community center, An der Kirche, 36115 Ehrenberg | GoogleMaps
  • Parking lot at the church, An der Kirche, 36115 Ehrenberg | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.500423, 10.004086
DMS
50°30'01.5"N 10°00'14.7"E
UTM
32U 571209 5594753
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection in high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigator or map
  • Sufficient drink reserves and provisions
  • Camera to capture the beautiful views

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Rating

4.7
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Jürgen Riesling 
November 01, 2022 · Community
Neu und sofort unter meinen persönlichen Top 10 der Extratouren. Wenn es nicht Sonntag so überlaufen gewesen wäre ein Geheimtipp!
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Fabian Hartung
October 30, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde oberhalb des Ulstertals mit weiten Blicken auf die Ehrenberger Hutungen, Reulbach und Umgebung sowie dem Highlight der Tour mit dem Schafstein und seinem Basaltmeer. Die Höhenmeter lassen sich angenehm erlaufen, da diese über eine recht lange Wegstrecke überwunden werden müssen.
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When did you do this route? October 30, 2022
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Dagi Dick
October 29, 2022 · Community
Schöner Weg, am Anfang viele, später zu wenig Bänke. Abwechslungsreich, aber steil
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When did you do this route? October 29, 2022

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
431 m
Highest point
827 m
Lowest point
572 m
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