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Extratour Gebaweg - Rhönblick - Rhön

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  • Berg Rhönblick
    / Berg Rhönblick
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Pflanze am Berg Rhönblick
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Berg Rhönblick
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Schafherde bei Rhönblick
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Schutzhütte auf der Hohen Geba
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Gipfelkreuz auf der Hohen Geba
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Spielplatz auf der Hohen Geba
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Schäferweg Extratour Gebaweg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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We hike through pretty Rhön villages and unspoilt nature on the Gebaweg extratour, enjoying beautiful impressions and fantastic views and finally reaching the summit of the Hohe Geba.
Distance 15.2 km
4:35 h
545 m
545 m
746 m
458 m
We start the Gebaweg at the Meiniger Hütte. Alternatively, entry is also possible at the Geba plateau or at the Bergstübchen. On the summit plateau of the Hohe Geba, the Rhönkulturgarten awaits us in addition to the fantastic panorama. Then we walk down to the so-called "village of fountains": Stepfershausen impresses with its 13 public and functional fountains. They all have their own name with a matching fountain saying. From here, small paths wind their way to Oberkatz. The village is picturesquely in the middle of the valley, protected by the surrounding mountains. At the foot of the mountains rises the Katza brook, which gave the village its name. We continue uphill to the Hohe Löhr rest area and walk along the Schäferweg. This themed trail explains everything about sheep farming and grazing. After that, typical Rhön, large-scale grasslands begin and we marvel at the next fabulous view over the Lange Rhön to Kreuzberg. This view is called Rhönfrieden and whoever is there understands exactly why. Those who have made inner peace with themselves and the world run on to the village of Geba. There is an octagonal mountain church here that should not be missed. Those who started from the Geba plateau hike back and are rewarded again with the great view.

Author’s recommendation

The octagonal mountain church, built in 1791, is one of the most extraordinary churches in Germany. A visit is highly recommended, in addition to the church services, concerts are also held here. You should also plan a little time for the Rhön Culture Garden and the Rhön Energy House on the Hohe Geba.
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Katharina Happel
Update: November 17, 2021
Highest point
746 m
Lowest point
458 m
Best time of year

Safety information

  • In the village of Geba and the access road to the Gebaplateau, watch out for road traffic

The tourist routes 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


Geba, Meininger Hütte (742 m)
50.589885, 10.271369
50°35'23.6"N 10°16'16.9"E
32U 589994 5604991


Geba, Meininger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Geba-Plateau (mountain)
  • Stepfershausen (village)
  • Dörrensolz (village)
  • Oberkatz (village)
  • An der Diesburg 
  • Hohe Löhr (mountain)
  • Rhönfrieden (hiking hut)
  • Kirche Geba (church)
  • Geba-Plateau (mountain)


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

On public holidays, the Gebabus runs from Meiningen to the Hohe Geba. On weekdays Monday to Friday, the MBB bus line 409 transports passengers from Meiningen bus station to Stepfershausen

Getting there

  • Follow A71 and B285 to Willmarser Str. In Stockheim, follow Willmarser Str. To the destination in Stepfershausen,
  • Follow A73 and A7 to B19 in Rohr, take exit 21-Meiningen-Nord on the A71, follow B19 to the destination in Stepfershausen


For those arriving by car, parking spaces are available at the Meininger Hütte, on the Hohen Geba (signposted), in Dörrensolz and in Träbes.




50.589885, 10.271369
50°35'23.6"N 10°16'16.9"E
32U 589994 5604991
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


  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device, smartphone with onboard maps or maps
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions
  • Sun protection at high temperatures

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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Simon Büttner 
October 06, 2021 · Thüringen entdecken
Hab das Auto auf einem kleinen Parkplatz direkt am Weg in Stepfershausen abgestellt. Das erste Stück bis Dörrensolz war ganz ok, richtig schön wurde es aber vor Oberkatz. Ab da ging es durch Wiesen und entlang von Apfelbäumen (optimal im September) bis hoch auf die Hohe Löhr. Von dort hat man super Ausblicke und eine tolle Landschaft. Genau rechtzeitig, um einen Regenschauer auszusitzen, war ich dann in der Gaststube auf der Hohen Geba, wo ich mir hausgebackenen Kuchen schmecken ließ. Der Abstieg nach Stepfershausen wartete schließlich noch mit tollen Blicken auf den Thüringer Wald auf.
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When did you do this route? September 29, 2021
Photo: Simon Büttner, Thüringen entdecken

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15.2 km
4:35 h
545 m
545 m
Highest point
746 m
Lowest point
458 m
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