Soon it gets quieter and we enjoy our incredibly panoramic hike past the striking radome domes of the Wasserkuppe, the fairy tale meadow dotted by colorful paragliders to the aviator memorial.
After a break at the information boards, we take a break the striking horse's head in front of us. Once at the top, we are rewarded with a spectacular view over the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve. Maybe even a paraglider whizzes by right over our heads. Curious how our tour will continue? Then on to the Feldberg and Schafstein with the largest basalt block dump in the Rhön, the only naturally forest-free habitat in the Rhön. What is it that shines so temptingly in the distance? The local recreation paradise Guckaisee crowns our eventful active day.
Safety informationThe descent from the Pferdskpf to the Guckaisee is demanding. If the ground is wet or you are unsure as a hiker, you should run the Extratour in the opposite direction to walk this section as an ascent. This creates more safety when walking.
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
Getting thereYou can arrive by car via the following motorways:
From the A7, take exit 92 Fulda Mitte and drive onto the B458 in the direction of Hilders. Follow the road to Dietges. Here you leave the B458 and follow the signs in the direction of the Wasserkuppe.
From the A66, take exit 53 Fulda-Süd and drive onto the B27 in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Follow this to the village of Döllbach, within which you turn left onto the B279 in the direction of Gersfeld. In Gersfeld, follow the signs in the direction of Wasserkuppe.
ParkingThere is a parking guidance system on the Wasserkuppe. Please follow this on site. For navigation you can use the address of the Rhön Info Zentrum:
Wasserkuppe 1, 36129 Gersfeld | GoogleMaps
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- Sturdy shoes
- Rain clothes
- Sun protection at high temperatures
- First aid kit
- GPS navigation device or map
- Sufficient drinks reserves and provisions
- Photo camera to capture the beautiful landscape
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.