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Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal - Rhön

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    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Extratour Ulmenstein - Nüsttal
    Photo: Doris Aap, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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The family-friendly hike on the Ulmenstein attracts with idyllic lake romance, relaxing forest bathing and colorful meadow magic in a unique cultural landscape.
moderate
Distance 8 km
2:20 h
224 m
224 m
The Extratour Ulmenstein begins on narrow paths on which we reach a lake surrounded by basalt columns. The gem was created through the mining of the previously mighty basalt rock Ulmenstein. The hike continues through mixed forest with a fascinating play of leaves from beech, maple, ash and elm. As a contrasting program, we then let our eyes wander over meadows, fields and orchards. This is the typical hilly relief of the Kuppenrhön.

Looking at the ground we discover the typical limestone grassland of the Rhön.  It forms a species-rich habitat for animals and plants. What exactly is blooming there? Which animals live here? The adventure stations at selected rest areas provide answers. Here we learn how the Rhön cultural landscape came into being and how it is cared for and preserved. With great pictures in mind and new knowledge, we return to our starting point, the Ulmenstein car park.

Author’s recommendation

From the chapels at Mittelaschenbach and Hofaschenbach we enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the Rhön Mountains and the Nüst valley.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: October 04, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
365 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

Parkpkatz Ulmenstein, Nüsttal-Hofaschenbach (458 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.649006, 9.839562
DMS
50°38'56.4"N 9°50'22.4"E
UTM
32U 559354 5611130
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Destination

Parkpkatz Ulmenstein, Nüsttal-Hofaschenbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The start of the Ulmenstein extra tour cannot be reached directly by public transport. However, Hofaschenbach can be reached by public transport. The following LNG Fulda bus lines stop at the Hofaschenbach bus stop in the center of the village:
  • Line 22: Mittelaschenbach / Schackau - Hofbieber (- Petersberg - Fulda)
  • Line 75: Schwarzbach - Nüsttal - Hünfeld
  • Line 85: Nüstal - Mackenzell / Dammersbach - Hünfeld

The entrance to the extra tour is about 500 meters from the bus stop.

Getting there

The Extratour Ulmenstein can be reached by car via the A7. The motorway is left at exit 90 Hünfeld-Schlitz. On the L3176 you drive in the direction of Hünfeld. At the roundabout just before Hünfeld, take the exit towards Hilders / Tann. Follow the road to the signs to Hofaschenbach. After turning left, you drive into town immediately. Here you follow the signs to the Ulmenstein car park.

Parking

Parkplatz Ulmenstein, Hofaschenbach | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.649006, 9.839562
DMS
50°38'56.4"N 9°50'22.4"E
UTM
32U 559354 5611130
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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
8 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
224 m
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