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.
Distance 11.6 km
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.
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.
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Best time of year
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.
Außerdem verkehren in Waldfenster folgender Freizeitbus:
Bäderlandbus Linie 8230: Bad Brückenau - Bad Bocklet - Bad Kissingen - Bad Neustadt/Saale - Bad Königshofen
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.
Parkplatz am Pfarrgemeindezentrum, Kreuzung Frankenstraße und Wolfshecke, Waldfenster | GoogleMaps