Could it be that an orchid is blooming here? In fact, numerous protected plants grow on the nationally important Rhön mountain meadows, such as arnica or even orchid species. We support the sensitive, permanent cultivation by staying on the paths.
We enjoy great views of the land of the open distance, among other things. in the Schwabenhimmel am Heidelstein (there you will also find a memorial of the Rhön Klub) and at the “Steinerner Haus” on the Basaltsee.
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
By roadThe starting point of the Extratour can be reached via two motorways.
If you are coming via the A7, take exit 95 Bad Brückenau-Wildflecken. Here you drive on the B286 in the direction of Bad Brückenau and shortly afterwards turn right in the direction of Wildflecken. At the T-junction near Oberweißbrunn, turn right onto the B279 in the direction of Bischofsheim. Take the second exit to Bischofsheim and in the direction of Hochrhönstrasse. On this one drive toward the turning to Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen. After a few meters, the car park is on both sides of the road.
Coming from the north, you can also take the A7 at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte. Here you drive in the direction of Hilders. At the T-junction in Batten, turn off towards Ehrenberg. From Wüstensachsen, follow the signs for Hochrhönstrasse and reach the Schornhecke car park on the ridge.
The Extratour can also be approached via the A71. The motorway is left at exit 24 Mellrichstadt. On the B285 you drive to Nordheim. From here you can reach Hochrhönstraße via Oberelsbach on the St2289 and St2286. On the plateau you cross the Hochrhönstraße in the direction of Ehrenberg. Shortly afterwards, the parking lot is on both sides of the street.
ParkingSchornhecke hikers' car park | 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
Weather at the route's trailhead
- 2 Waypoints
- 2 Waypoints