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Extratour Mühlentour - Hosenfeld - Rhön

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True to its name, this Extratour leads through forests and river valleys to several old mills. Some of them are now restaurants that invite you to stop off on the tour.
moderate
Distance 17.5 km
4:30 h
190 m
190 m
435 m
270 m
On the Extratour Mühlentour you hike through the western part of the Gieseler forest, the valley of the Kalten Lüder and the Siebenbrunnen valley. Views open up over Hosenfeld and Kleinlüder to the Vogelsberg.

The 17.5 kilometer long Extratour Mühlentour starts at the pilgrimage chapel Kleinheiligkreuz near Kleinlüder, which was first mentioned in a document in 1348. In the quiet valley of the Kalten Lüder, the tour leads us slightly uphill between the Schwarzen Berg (417m) and the Himmelsberg (490m) up the valley. We pass the Hessenmühle, Zwickmühle and Sieberzmühle.

Shortly after we pass the Hubertus spring, we break out of the forest and enjoy the view of Hosenfeld and its districts. In a northerly direction, the Extratour Mühlentour takes us along the edge of the forest up the Schwarzen Berg. At Kleinlüder, the extra tour makes an arc to the south and leads back to the starting point, the pilgrimage chapel Kleinheiligkreuz.

Author’s recommendation

The valley of the Kalten Lüder is located away from villages and their hustle and bustle. Many people in search of peace go to this destination for their excursions.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: September 21, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
435 m
Lowest point
270 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.80%Dirt road 47.34%Forested/wild trail 50.27%Path 1.58%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
8.3 km
Forested/wild trail
8.8 km
Path
0.3 km
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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

Großenlüder-Kleinlüder, Kleinheiligkreuz (297 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.528845, 9.534571
DMS
50°31'43.8"N 9°32'04.5"E
UTM
32U 537889 5597569
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Destination

Großenlüder-Kleinlüder, Kleinheiligkreuz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Extratour is not directly connected to the public transport network. The nearest towns of Kleinlüder, Hosenfeld and Schletzenhausen are between 1-2 kilometers away from where you can start the Extratour Mühlentour.

Kleinlüder

  • Line 60: Jossa - Hosenfeld - Kleinlüder - Fulda
  • Line 61: (Kleinlüder -) Müs - Großenlüder - Bad Salzschlirf --> Telephone call needed for the bus to stop

Hosenfeld and Schletzenhausen

  • Line 60: Jossa - Hosenfeld - Kleinlüder - Fulda
  • Line 65: Jossa - Großenlüder

You can find the lines of LNG here.

Getting there

Der Startpunkt der Extratour Mühlentour kann über die A7 und die A66 angefahren werden.

Wenn Sie die Extratour über die A7 anfahren, nehmt die Ausfahrt 92 Fulda-Mitte und biegen in Richtung Fulda ab. Folgt der Hauptstraße bis kurz vor dem Stadtende und biegt links in Richtung Haimbach auf die Haimbacher Straße ab. Folgt der Straße und kreuzt dabei die L3418n bei einer Ampelanlage. Die Straße führt weiter bis Kleinlüder. Kurz vor der Ortseinfahrt von Kleinlüder biegt man links ab und folgt dem verlauf einer kleinen Nebenstraße hin zur Wallfahrtskapelle Kleinheiligkreuz.

Wenn ihr über die A66 in die Rhön anreist, nehmt die Ausfahrt 53 Fulda-Süd und fahrt in Richtung Fulda auf der B27. Diese verlasst ihr kurz später in Richtung Frankfurter Straße. Unweit weiter biegt ihr links auf die Nord-West-Umgehung von Fulda ab (L3418n). Dieser folgt ihr bis ihr links in Richtung Kleinlüder/Mittelrode abbiegen könnt. Über die L3139 fahrt ihr bis kurz vor die Ortseinfahrt von Kleinlüder und biegt dort links auf eine kleine Nebenstraße, welche euch bis zum Startpunkt der Extratour Mühlentour führt. 

Parking

Parking lot at the Chapel Kleinheiligkreuz, Klein-Heilig-Kreuz 1, 36137 Großenlüder-Kleinlüder | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.528845, 9.534571
DMS
50°31'43.8"N 9°32'04.5"E
UTM
32U 537889 5597569
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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
  • Camera to capture the beautiful scenery

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Fabian Hartung
March 05, 2022 · Community
Recht nette, aber zu lange Wanderung mit nur stellenweise schönen Ausblicken.
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When did you do this route? June 12, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
190 m
Descent
190 m
Highest point
435 m
Lowest point
270 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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