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Extratour Wacholderheide - Münnerstadt - Rhön

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A circuit full of experiences awaits you on the Wachholderheide extra tour. Not only the namesake, but also other natural highlights and the historic old town of Münnerstadt can be discovered on the extra tour.
moderate
Distance 10.4 km
2:50 h
161 m
161 m
327 m
236 m
The comfortable circular hiking trail runs mainly on meadow paths and forest paths through the gently rolling landscape between Rhön and Grabfeld.

Starting from Münnerstadt, the extra tour leads along the valley water to the Hainberg. At the summit you will find the watchtower "Blue Stork" the first rest point on the Extratour.

We continue to follow the route through the Münnerstadt forest. The more than 300-year-old image oak tree with numerous votive images is a very special attraction here. The next destination is a pilgrimage chapel from the early 18th century - the Talkirche.

On narrow paths we reach the heath plateau after a mixed forest. On the semi-arid grassland there we find the tour's namesake - juniper bushes. These thrive very well on the barren soil. Plants such as pasque flowers, cowslips, silver thistles and some orchids are also at home here. Birds and butterflies alike buzz around in the surrounding hedgerows. This section is completed by attractive panoramas.

Then it goes back to the historic old town of Münnerstadt.

Author’s recommendation

After the circular hike, the old town should definitely be explored.
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Katharina Happel
Update: November 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
327 m
Lowest point
236 m
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Safety information

The tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Tips and hints

Start

Oberes Tor, Münnerstadt (243 m)
Coordinates:
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50.246494, 10.193167
DMS
50°14'47.4"N 10°11'35.4"E
UTM
32U 585071 5566718
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Destination

Oberes Tor, Münnerstadt

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Public transport

Münnerstadt is connected to the public transport network. Regional trains and various bus lines connect Münnerstadt with the surrounding area.

Starting from the train station, there are connections to the following destinations:

  • Bad Neustadt
  • Erfurt
  • Wuerzburg
  • Meiningen
  • Schweinfurt

The following bus lines in the district of Bad Kissingen go to Münnerstadt, Bahnhof (train station):

  • Route 8147: Bad Kissingen - Münnerstadt - Seubrigshausen
  • Route 8152: Münnerstadt - Bad Neustadt

Getting there

The starting point of the extra tour Wacholderheide can be reached via the A71. Leave the Autobahn at exit 26 Münnerstadt. Take the B287 in the direction of Münnerstadt. Following the course of the B287 leads directly to the Oberes Tor car park, the starting point of the Münnerstadt extra tour.

Parking

Parking lot Oberes Tor, Dr.-Engelhardt-Weg 2, 97702 Münnerstadt | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.246494, 10.193167
DMS
50°14'47.4"N 10°11'35.4"E
UTM
32U 585071 5566718
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection in high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigator or map
  • Sufficient drink reserves and provisions
  • Camera to capture the beautiful views

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Dagi Dick
November 07, 2022 · Community
Echt schöner Weg. Insbesondere die Wacholderheide. Viele schöne Bänke.
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When did you do this route? October 08, 2022

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
161 m
Descent
161 m
Highest point
327 m
Lowest point
236 m
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