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
Getting thereThe 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
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.