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Extratour Ostheimer - Ostheim - Rhön

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  • Extratour Ostheimer
    / Extratour Ostheimer
    Photo: Melissa Kalmund, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ostheimer
    Photo: Melissa Kalmund, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Lichtenburg Ostheim
    Photo: Melissa Kalmund, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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Defiant castles, mountains rich in species and mighty trees make the Extratour Ostheimer a special experience.
moderate
Distance 6.6 km
3:00 h
265 m
265 m
Our entry point is the car park "Wasserwerk". From here the Extratour takes us through the corridor of the so-called "Rauen Steins". With a short ascent it goes to Römersbühl. Here the path runs through a pine forest. The next attraction on the way is not to be overlooked: The mighty double oak, an impressive natural monument.

Now it gets adventurous: We manage the sometimes steep ascent to the summit of the Weyhershauck. Here, too, we enjoy a wonderful view. The educational boards tell us what creeps and flies on these grassy areas, e.g. B. orchid, silver thistle and many species of butterflies. The resting bench at the memorial cross is perfect for a snack.

The tour leads us through a varied landscape and to the Lichtenburg ruins, a managed castle complex from the 12th century. We follow the path south on a narrow path back to the starting point of the Extratour.

Author’s recommendation

The Lichtenburg is a perfect hiking destination. The restaurant and castle courtyard invite you to feast. Those who climb the tower enjoy a wonderful view.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: August 16, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
451 m
Lowest point
316 m
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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

Ostheim, Burgstraße (am Wasserwerk) (353 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.466202, 10.227749
DMS
50°27'58.3"N 10°13'39.9"E
UTM
32U 587134 5591187
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Destination

Ostheim, Burgstraße (am Wasserwerk)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Ostheim wird von Mai bis Oktober täglich vom Streutalbus (Linie 8153) aus Richtung Bad Neustadt angefahren. Als Enstiegspunkt in die Extratour Ostheimer empfiehlt sich der Wanderparkplatz in der Burgstraße, der ca. 1 km von der Haltestelle "Rathaus" entfernt liegt.

Anbindungen

In Fladungen gibt es an den Wochenenden und Feiertagen Anbindungen an den Hochrhönbus in/aus Richtung Bischofsheim.

In Bad Neustadt besteht Anschluss an den Bäderlandbus von/nach Bad Kissingen und Bad Königshofen sowie an die Bahn von/nach Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt, Würzburg und Bamberg.

Auch in Mellrichstadt sind Anbindungen an die Bahn von/nach Meiningen und Erfurt sowie die Bahn von/nach Bad Neustadt, Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt, Würzburg und Bamberg gegeben.

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Getting there

Auch mit dem Pkw ist die Extratour gut zu erreichen. Hierzu kann man über die A71 anfahren. Die Autobahn wird über die Ausfahrt 24 Mellrichstadt verlassen. Man begibt sich auf die B285 und erreicht auf dieser kurz später Ostheim. Innerorts ist der Parkplatz ausgeschildert.

Parking

Parkplatz am Wasserwerk Ostheim | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.466202, 10.227749
DMS
50°27'58.3"N 10°13'39.9"E
UTM
32U 587134 5591187
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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
6.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
265 m
Descent
265 m
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