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.
Safety informationThe 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.
Tips and hints
Getting thereThe 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
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- Sturdy shoes
- Rain clothes
- Sun protection at high temperatures
- First aid kit
- GPS navigation device or map
- Sufficient drinks and provisions
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.