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Extratour Waldfenster - Burkardroth - Rhön

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    Photo: Kathrin Kupka-Hahn, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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    Photo: Kathrin Kupka-Hahn, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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    Photo: Kathrin Kupka-Hahn, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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    Photo: Heinrich Schlereth, CC BY, FVV Waldfenster
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    Photo: Heinrich Schlereth, FVV Waldfenster
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    Photo: Heinrich Schlereth, FVV Waldfenster
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The nature around Waldfenster, which we walk through on the tour, beckons with colorful mountain meadows and wild forests. The highlight is the view from the Platzer Kuppe on to the Rhön landscape.
moderate
Distance 11.6 km
3:19 h
337 m
337 m
The Extratour begins in the village of Waldfenster and leads past the spring of the Lauter into one of the largest nature reserves in Bavaria north of the Alps - the Black Mountains. After climbing through species-rich mountain meadows, you reach the Platzer Kuppe, a 737 meter high mountain in the core zone of the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve. with good weather, a breathtaking view of the Rhön can be enjoyed from here.

Downhill, the path now leads through a large forest area, the Waldfensterer Forst, in which you can still find the remains of historic hiking glassworks. After crossing the forest, you get back to the starting point of the tour, forest window.

Author’s recommendation

In the forests of the Black Mountains you can find peace - if you need a balance to the hectic everyday life, you've come to the right place.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: September 09, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
736 m
Lowest point
429 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

Pfarrgemeindezentrum Waldfenster (432 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.260219, 9.958145
DMS
50°15'36.8"N 9°57'29.3"E
UTM
32U 568295 5568002
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Destination

Pfarrgemeindezentrum Waldfenster

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Die Extratour Waldfenster ist mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar. 

An der Bushaltestelle Waldfenster halten folgende Buslinien des Landkreises Bad Kissingen:

  • Linie 8113: Bad Kissingen - Bad Brückenau
  • Linie 8190: Waldfenster - Bad Kissingen

Außerdem verkehren in Waldfenster folgender Freizeitbus:

  • Bäderlandbus Linie 8230: Bad Brückenau - Bad Bocklet - Bad Kissingen - Bad Neustadt/Saale - Bad Königshofen

Getting there

Mit dem Auto erreicht man die Extratour Waldfenster über die A7. Hier nimmt man die Ausfahrt 95 Bad Brückenau/Wildflecken und folgt der B286 in Richtung Geroda. Auf dieser Straße erreicht man nach wenigen Kilometern den Ort Waldfenster.

Parking

Parkplatz am Pfarrgemeindezentrum, Kreuzung Frankenstraße und Wolfshecke, Waldfenster | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.260219, 9.958145
DMS
50°15'36.8"N 9°57'29.3"E
UTM
32U 568295 5568002
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
11.6 km
Duration
3:19 h
Ascent
337 m
Descent
337 m
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