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Extratour Hüttentour - Wildflecken - Rhön

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  • Rasten an der Extratour Hüttentour
    / Rasten an der Extratour Hüttentour
    Photo: Martina Stumpf, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Basaltsee Tintenfass
    Photo: Martina Stumpf, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Wallfahrtskapelle bei Riedenberg
    Photo: Martina Stumpf, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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We hike into the Schwarzen Berge on the Hüttentour. The Tintenfass lays on the way and neighing can also be heard.
difficult
Distance 15.8 km
4:50 h
494 m
494 m
From the biosphere center "Haus der Schwarzen Berge" we walk through the romantic village. We continue to hike towards Eckartsroth with a junction to Riedenberg. Our path leads us through forest and meadows above the Große Sinn. In Riedenberg we ascend to the Farnsberg recreation area. There, the Berghaus Rhön attracts visitors with its beer garden and natural playground.

Who can find out about the mystery of the Tintenfass? We discover the secret only a few hundred meters further: It is the green shimmering jewel of the Rhön, a romantic basalt lake. And we are already heading for the next Rhönklubhütte - the Würzburger Haus with a panoramic view of the "Dammersfeldrhön".

As we descend along the cultural, landscape and hiking trail, we enjoy the beautiful landscape. Isn't there a horse neighing? In fact: We pass the Icelandic horse stud at the Ziegelhütte. We return to the "Haus der Schwarzen Berge" via the rose garden. Here we stop in the café or browse for souvenirs in the regional goods store.

Author’s recommendation

The basalt lake Tintenfass is evidence of mining on the Farnsberg. An old locomotive and the diversion station still bear witness to the basalt mining in the Rhön.
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Katharina Happel
Update: September 10, 2021
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Highest point
774 m
Lowest point
379 m
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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.

Tips and hints

Start

Wildflecken-Oberbach, Haus der Schwarzen Berge (430 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.346560, 9.876922
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 9°52'36.9"E
UTM
32U 562393 5577531
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Destination

Wildflecken-Oberbach, Haus der Schwarzen Berge

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Der Startpunkt der Extratour Hüttentour, Oberbach, ist an das öffentliche Verkehrsnetz angebunden. Folgende Buslinie des Landkreis Bad Kissingen fährt die dortige Haltestelle an:

Von der Bushaltestelle bis zum Einstieg in die Extratour sind es wenige Hundert Meter Fußweg.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto fährt man die Extratour über die A7 an. An der Ausfahrt 95 Bad Brückenau Wildflecken und biegen auf die B286 in Richtung Bad Brückenau. Etwas später biegt man rechts auf die St2289 in Richtung Wildflecken. Biegen Sie nach links in Richtung Oberbach - Haus der Schwarzen Berge ab. Direkt nach dem Ortseingangsschild befindet sich ein Parkplatz auf der linken Straßenseite.

Parking

Parkplatz am Haus der Schwarzen Berge, Rhönstraße 97, 97772 Wildflecken-Oberbach | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.346560, 9.876922
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 9°52'36.9"E
UTM
32U 562393 5577531
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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

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.8 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
494 m
Descent
494 m
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