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Extratour Thulbataler - Oberthulba - Rhön

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    Photo: Hubert Schenk, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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    Photo: Melissa Kalmund, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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The Extratour Thulbataler takes us right into the heart of a Rhön core zone. A refreshing celebration for us hiking fans in the truest sense of the word!
moderate
Distance 10.7 km
2:51 h
122 m
122 m
We start at the former cottage gardens in Oberthulba and hike through the Thulbaaue to a core zone of the Rhön biosphere reserve. The original forest impresses us with its mighty block heaps made of 240 million year old red sandstone.

On a small path we walk downstream to the Reither Mühle and soon to a historic irrigation system. Past floodplain meadows, the Extratour takes us to a water treading basin and finally to the outskirts of Thulba. We discover a 400-year-old arch bridge with a wayside shrine on our tour.

We take a break at the water ski facility with restaurant. Who is daring and does a lap of water skiing? As the next stage, we climb the hill of the “Auraer Trift” hall section. Here we enjoy the hilly Thulba valley. Through a colorful mixed forest we reach a meadow hill above the Reither Mühle.

Back we hike down the slope on a path through old forest. We arrive at our starting point through the picturesque Rhön fields.

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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: July 16, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
287 m
Lowest point
219 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

  • Impressionen von der Extratour Thulbataler
  • Genießt während eurer Wanderung eine leckere Brotzeit mit regionalen Produkten. Einen Picknickbeutel könnt ihr über picknickbeutel.de bestellen. (Anbieter in Oberthulba und Thulba)

Start

Oberthulba, Parkplatz Marktplatz (268 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.198518, 9.961812
DMS
50°11'54.7"N 9°57'42.5"E
UTM
32U 568645 5561145
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Destination

Oberthulba, Parkplatz Marktplatz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Die Extratour Thulbataler wird von Mai bis Oktober an den Wochenenden und Feiertagen mit dem Kreuzberg-Shuttle (Linie 8240) aus Richtung Hammelburg, Bad Kissingen (Bahnanschluss) und Kreuzberg erreicht. Die Haltestelle "Zum Hellbach" in Oberthulba wird dabei mehrmals täglich angefahren. Der Einstiegspunkt der Extratour befindet sich 200 m entfernt auf dem Marktplatz.

Anschlussverbindungen

In Bad Kissingen besteht Anschluss an den Bäderlandbus nach Bad Brückenau, Bad Bocklet und Bad Neustadt. Auf dem Kreuzberg ist der Anschluss an den Hochrhönbus von/nach Bischofsheim gegeben.

 

Getting there

Die Extratour Oberthulba kann gut über die A7 angefahren werden. Die Autobahn wird über die Ausfahrt 96 Bad Kissingen/Oberthulba verlassen. Auf der St2291 erreicht man nach wenigen Metern Oberthulba. An dem dortigen Marktplatz befindet sich der Startpunkt der Extratour Thulbataler.

Parking

Parkplatz am Marktplatz Oberthulba | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.198518, 9.961812
DMS
50°11'54.7"N 9°57'42.5"E
UTM
32U 568645 5561145
w3w 
///approach.kneels.improving
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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Rating

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Cowboy !
July 16, 2021 · Community
Eine herrliche Tour in ursprünglicher Bachlandschaft. Zum Genießen !!!
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When did you do this route? May 31, 2021
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Anja Desch 
April 28, 2021 · Community
Eine wunderschöne Tour mit tollen abwechslungsreichen Wegen.. ich liebe solche Wanderungen...am Wasser entlang... durch satt grüne Wiesen... durch herrliche Wälder...
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When did you do this route? April 28, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
2:51 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
122 m
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