The family-friendly Extratour Der Hilderser delights us with a wonderfully varied natural landscape through forests, gorges and heights.
Distance 11.3 km
Starting from the "Köpfchen" hiking car park, the Extratour takes us on an educational trail through the mixed deciduous forests of the Rhön. And already we see the first attraction: the Auersburg ruins. The next step is impressive: we dive into the highly romantic Ritterschlucht with its colorful bird life.
The hike then continues to a way of the cross with 14 stations and a chapel with a crucifixion group on the Battenstein (649 m above sea level). We climb the summit of the Buchschirmberg (746 m above sea level) via the Huteweiden landscape that is typical of the Rhön. What a view of the plateau areas of the Hochrhön, over the Ulstertal and the Kuppenrhön with the Milseburg!
The Rhönklubhütte Simmershausen with its rest area and idyllic ponds is ideal for a break. Freshly strengthened, we set course for the “Köpfchen” park and barbecue area on the saddle between Buchschirmberg and Auersberg.
In the courtyard of the Auersberg ruin, you can rest comfortably. At the observation pavilion on the castle wall, your gaze wanders into the Scheppenbachtal and Milseburg.
The touristic 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. The same applies of course to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, therefore, nature sports should only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.
The starting point of the Extratour Der Hilderser can be reached via the A7. To do this, leave the autobahn at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte. Here you drive on the B458 in the direction of Hilders. You drive this to the T-junction in Batten. Here you turn left to Hilders, the next village after Batten. Here you need to follow the signs towards the village of Simmershausen. Soon afterwards you will reach your destination: the hiking car park "Köpfchen".
Hiking car park "Köpfchen, 36115 Ehrenberg | GoogleMaps