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Extratour Kuppenweg - Geroda - Rhön

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  • Extratour Kuppenweg
    / Extratour Kuppenweg
    Photo: Alexander Schneider, CC BY, Markt Geroda
  • / Extratour Kuppenweg
    Photo: Alexander Schneider, CC BY, Markt Geroda
  • / Das Würzburger Haus im Grünen
    Photo: Rhönklub ZV Würzburg e. V.
  • / Extratour Kuppenweg
    Photo: Alexander Schneider, CC BY, Markt Geroda
  • / Der Gipfel der Platzer Kuppe mit aussichtsreicher Sitzgruppe
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
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The Extratour Kuppenweg leads through the Black Mountains nature reserve, through meadows, forests and high up to the Rhön peaks.
moderate
Distance 10.1 km
3:00 h
366 m
366 m
The Extratour Kuppenweg starts at the hiking car park near the village of Platz. The path leads us gently through wide meadows. Soon we will hike steeply up to the natural forest reserve "Platzer Kuppe" with its impressive old beeches. For the ascent we are rewarded with a wonderful view of the summit. Our eyes roam over the southern Rhön and on a clear day far into the Spessart.

Through extensive spruce stands, repeatedly interspersed with old beeches, we reach the Karl-Straub-Haus in Würzburg. During our break we enjoy regional Rhön products. The panoramic view of the mountain tops of the Dammersfeldrhön makes the enjoyment perfect.

We continue down the valley through the unique landscape of the Schwarzen Berge to the source of the Thulba. How beautiful are these mountain meadows! Here we experience one of the most valuable habitats in the Rhön for many rare animal and plant species. At the end of the Extratour Kuppenweg we visit the nearby towns of Geroda and Platz.

Author’s recommendation

The traditional Rhönklubhütte Würzburger Karl-Straub-Haus - located in the middle of the Schwareze Berge nature reserve - is definitely an ideal place for a break.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: June 21, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
803 m
Lowest point
503 m
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Rest Stop

Würzburger Haus

Safety information

The tourist routes 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

Geroda, Parkplatz Platz (550 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.280335, 9.910185
DMS
50°16'49.2"N 9°54'36.7"E
UTM
32U 564849 5570196
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Destination

Geroda, Parkplatz Platz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Aus Richtung Bad Kissingen (Bahnbindung aus/nach SW/WÜ und MNG, Anbindung an Kreuzbergshuttle aus/in Richtung Hammelburg) und Bad Brückenau:

  • Bäderlandbus (Linie 8230): fährt von Mai - Oktober an den Wochenenden und Feiertagen

Haltestelle: Platz (ca. 400 m bis zum Einstieg in die Extratour am Wanderparkplatz)

 

Getting there

Mit dem Pkw erreicht man den Ausgangspunkt der Extratour über die A7. Die Autobahn verlässt man über die Ausfahrt 95 Bad Brückenau Wildflecken und fährt auf die B286 in Richtung Geroda. Nach Geroda fährt man in den Ort Platz. Hier biegt man innerorts links in die Bergstraße ab und erreicht kurz später den Wanderparkplatz Platz.

Parking

Wanderparkplatz Platz | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.280335, 9.910185
DMS
50°16'49.2"N 9°54'36.7"E
UTM
32U 564849 5570196
w3w 
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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
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
366 m
Descent
366 m
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