Community
Choose a language
Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking trail recommended route

Extratour Haubentour - Kalbach - Rhön

Hiking trail · Rhön
Responsible for this content
Rhön GmbH Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Luftaufnahme Mottener Haube mit Aussichtsturm
    / Luftaufnahme Mottener Haube mit Aussichtsturm
    Photo: Arnd Ph. Rössel, CC BY, Gemeinde Kalbach
  • / Landschaft an der Extratour Haubentour
    Photo: Arnd Ph. Rössel, CC BY, Gemeinde Kalbach
  • / Schutzhütte an der Extratour Haubentour
    Photo: Arnd Ph. Rössel, CC BY, Gemeinde Kalbach
m 600 500 400 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
A varied route for sporty “cross-border commuters”, because the Haubentour runs between the Hessian and Bavarian Rhön.
difficult
Distance 19.8 km
5:30 h
396 m
396 m
So, let's take a look at the southernmost part of the Fulda district today. From the parking lot "Steiger" south of Heubach we start walking expectantly. Everywhere along the Hessian-Bavarian border we discover numerous historical landmarks. And already a highlight is in sight in the truest sense of the word: The Mottener Haube observation tower (see author's tip) gives us a wonderful all-round view of the ridge, the Wildflecken military training area with the pilgrimage church "Maria Ehrenberg" and the Rhön mountains with the Wasserkuppe and Milseburg in the north. Grandiose and unforgettable!

If we take the part of the tour to the west of the A7, our hike runs through the picturesque fields of Heubach and through a varied, graceful forest meadow landscape. We climb the Frauenstein with the parking lot and the natural monument "Taufstein", come to the hamlet Sparhof and finally over the Sengesberg back to the starting point.

We can start the tour from the hiking car parks at Sparhof, at the motorway bridge and Steiger.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to climb the 122 steps at the Mottener Haube observation tower. On the viewing platform you can find out why - the panoramic view. over the mountains.
Profile picture of Katharina Happel
Author
Katharina Happel
Update: April 30, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
648 m
Lowest point
407 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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.

Start

Wanderparkplatz Steiger bei Kalbach-Heubach (498 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.366575, 9.718127
DMS
50°21'59.7"N 9°43'05.3"E
UTM
32U 551073 5579636
w3w 
///goggled.scopes.udder

Destination

Wanderparkplatz Steiger bei Kalbach-Heubach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Die Extratour Haubentour ist nicht direkt an das öffentliche Verkehrsnetz angeschlossen. Der Ort Heubach, um den die Extratour herum führt, kann mit Buslinien der LNG Fulda angefahren werden. Von dort aus kann die Extratour über einen Fußweg von ca. 1 km erreicht werden.

  • Linie 42: Heubach - Büchenberg - Rothemann - Eichenzell - Fulda
  • Linie 51: Heubach - Büchenberg - Hattenhof - Neuhof

Getting there

Der Ausgangspunkt der Extratour Haubentour kann gut über die A7 angefahren werden. Die Autobahn wird über die Ausfahrt 94 Bad Brückenau-Volkers verlassen. Man fährt weiter auf der B27 in Richtung Motten. Im Mottener Ortsteil Kothen biegt man links nach Heubach ab. In Heubach biegt man links ab und fährt aus dem Ort. Kurz später erreicht man den Wanderparkplatz Steiger, den Ausgangspunkt der Extratour.

Parking

Wanderparkplatz Steiger | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.366575, 9.718127
DMS
50°21'59.7"N 9°43'05.3"E
UTM
32U 551073 5579636
w3w 
///goggled.scopes.udder
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
  • A camera for picture-making

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.8 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
396 m
Descent
396 m
Circular route Scenic

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view