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Extratour Milseburg - Hofbieber - Rhön

Hiking trail · Rhoen
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  • Ausblick von der Milseburg
    / Ausblick von der Milseburg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Milseburg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Milseburg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Milseburg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Ausblick von der Milseburg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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The Extratour Milseburg takes us back to the exciting past of the Rhön. As is so often the case, the journey is the goal. The tour impressively shows how varied the Rhön is.
Distance 10.7 km
3:30 h
488 m
488 m
817 m
498 m
We start at the Danzwiesen hiking car park. Along the trail, we learn interesting things from the settlement history of the Rhön. So we quickly approach the 835 m high summit of the Milseburg with the crucifixion group and St. Gangolf chapel. We enjoy the panoramic view from the unwooded summit. Pure nature then presents itself to us in the forest with numerous rock formations on the steep slopes of the Milseburg. This core zone of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön is allowed to develop without human use.

On the Extratour we hike over the Stellberg and immerse ourselves in the original mixed deciduous forest. From the large basalt rubble dump in the summit area, we experience a grandiose view of the Fuldaer Land down to the Rhön river Bieber.

The nature experience continues: Around the basalt mountain Maulkuppe, the "Land of Open Distances" amazes us with changing panoramic views of the Rhön Mountains before the extra tour returns to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

In any case, plan enough time to visit the Milseburg. The excavation finds and the reconstruction of the ring wall clearly show how important the Celtic settlement at the foot of the mountain once was.
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Katharina Happel
Update: September 06, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
817 m
Lowest point
498 m
Best time of year

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


Hofbieber-Danzwiesen, Parkplatz Danzwiesen (662 m)
50.551478, 9.896661
50°33'05.3"N 9°53'48.0"E
32U 563522 5600333


Hofbieber-Danzwiesen, Parkplatz Danzwiesen


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Die Extratour ist im an das öffentliche Verkehrsnetz angeschlossen. Der RhönRadBus (Linie 90 LNG Fulda) fährt die Haltestelle Danzwiesen Milseburg Parklatz im Sommerhalbjahr (1. Mai - 3. Oktober) Samstags, Sonntags und Feiertags an. IM Winterhalbjahr fährt der Bus ausschließlich Samstags.

Das unweit der Extratour gelegene Künstlerdorf Kleinsassen wird zusätzlich von folgender Linie angefahren:

  • Linie 34: Schackau - Kleinsassen - Wolferts - Dipperz     WICHTIG: RUFBUSLINIE 

Getting there

Mit dem Pkw kann die Extratour Milseburg über die A7 angefahren werden. Die Autobahn verlässt man dazu über die Ausfahrt 92 Fulda Mitte und fährt im Anschluss auf die B458 in Richtung Hilders. An der Kreuzung mit der L3330 biegen wir links in Richtung Steinwand ab. Wir fahren durch Steinwand und Wolferts und gelangen nach Kleinsassen. Hinter Kleinsassen biegen wir rechts auf die L3379 und erreichen kurz später den Wanderparkplatz Danzwiesen.


Parkplatz Danzwiesen | GoogleMaps


50.551478, 9.896661
50°33'05.3"N 9°53'48.0"E
32U 563522 5600333
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


  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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10.7 km
3:30 h
488 m
488 m
Highest point
817 m
Lowest point
498 m
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