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Extratour Der Hilderser - Hilders - Rhön

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  • Extratour Der Hilderser
    Extratour Der Hilderser
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The family-friendly Extratour Der Hilderser delights us with a wonderfully varied natural landscape through forests, gorges and heights.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
3:20 h
291 m
291 m
743 m
495 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: July 04, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
743 m
Lowest point
495 m
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Track types

Dirt road 32.92%Forested/wild trail 61.40%Road 0.89%Unknown 4.78%
Dirt road
3.7 km
Forested/wild trail
6.9 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
0.5 km
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Safety information

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.

Tips and hints

Start

Hilders, community center (613 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.582996, 10.014854
DMS
50°34'58.8"N 10°00'53.5"E
UTM
32U 571847 5603945
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Destination

Hilders, community center

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Public transport

The Extratour Der Hilserser does not have a direct bus stop.

Alternatively, the hiking trail can be started in Hilders. There is a central bus station for bus lines there. It takes between 30-60 minutes to get from the central bus station to the hiking trail.

The following lines of LNG Fulda run via the Hilders central bus station:

  • Line 21: Hilders - Hofbieber - Petersberg - Fulda
  • Line 24: Tann - Wendershausen - Lahrbach - Hilders
  • Line 25: Tann - Esbachsgraben - Aura - Hilders
  • Line 26: Hilders - Unterbernhards
  • Line 30: Wüstensachsen - Hilders - Eckweisbach - Dipperz - Fulda
  • Line 32: (Tann -) Simmershausen - Hilders - Reulbach Fulda
  • Line 90 RhönRadBus: Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Hilders - Milseburgradweg - Fulda

Getting there

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".

Parking

 

Hiking car park "Köpfchen, 36115 Ehrenberg | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.582996, 10.014854
DMS
50°34'58.8"N 10°00'53.5"E
UTM
32U 571847 5603945
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Dehler Verlag – Hochrhöner Extratouren | ISBN: 978-3-00-023493-4

Author’s map recommendations

  • Kompass Kartenverlag - Wanderkarte Rhön | ISBN-10: 3990446045 | ISBN-13: 978-3990446041

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions

Questions and answers

Question from Gü LÜ · August 15, 2022 · Community
Ist die Rhönclubhütte bewirtschaftet?
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Answered by Wolfgang Schillo · August 16, 2022 · Community
Sorry, dazu kann ich dir keine befriedigende Antwort geben. Als ich die Strecke durchwanderte war keine Hütte offen. Ich wäre mit Sicherheit eingekehrt und hätte auch was zur Hütte geschrieben. Viel Spaß bei der Wanderung.
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Rating

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Celina Distler
September 25, 2022 · Community
Schöne Tour mit tollen Aussichten und klasse Beschilderung
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2022
Detlef Greschner
June 14, 2022 · Community
Offene Sicht, Wald und Wiese, historische Stätten, alles da
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Fabian Hartung
March 03, 2022 · Community
TOP 3 Tour der Rhöner Extratouren Traumhafte Ausblicke vom Hilderser Hausberg "Buchschirm" auf die Rückseite der Hochrhön.
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When did you do this route? April 26, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
291 m
Descent
291 m
Highest point
743 m
Lowest point
495 m
Circular route Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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