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Familienwanderweg "Hexenpfad" - Fischbach - Rhön

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  • Lamatour beim Schullandheim Fischbach
    Lamatour beim Schullandheim Fischbach
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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Climbing, romping and balancing? Reading, playing, crawling and then cooling down again? The large playground at the Fischbach school camp and the subsequent "Hexenpfad" aka witch's path are fun for the whole family.
moderate
Distance 5.8 km
1:44 h
126 m
126 m
546 m
421 m
Who knows the mountain witch who gave the Hexenpfad its name? Was it the angry, hunchbacked woman with the house on the outskirts of the village? Or was it the redhead who saved her fellow citizens from disease with her tea? Those who walk the Hexenpfad will find out more about her - but not only that. Various stations with information boards are laid out in a playful way. For example, children can read, play and romp around the foxhole, a climbing station or a water playground. At the same time, interesting facts about the Rhön cultural landscape and the importance of grazing for flora and fauna are explained. Parents can also enjoy rustic forests and magical views of the distant Thuringian Rhön along the way. Would you like to cool down? The lively Fischbach spring is particularly popular in hot temperatures. If you haven't seen enough, you can then make a detour to the school in the green school camp in Fischbach or visit a beekeeping site. The entire circuit is very easy to drive with a stroller.

Author’s recommendation

A real insider tip is the witch's magic on the winding paths in the Fischbacher Flur. Here you get to see amazing things.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: September 20, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
546 m
Lowest point
421 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.07%Dirt road 12.38%Forested/wild trail 68.64%Path 13.90%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
4 km
Path
0.8 km
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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. 

Start

Schullandheim Fischbach (420 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.654890, 10.146633
DMS
50°39'17.6"N 10°08'47.9"E
UTM
32U 581053 5612075
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Destination

Schullandheim Fischbach

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Length: 5.8 km
  • The Hexenpfad begins directly at the Fischbach school camp, where a large playground invites you to climb, run around and balance. A few hundred meters further is the next interactive attraction.
  • Various landscape motifs such as rustic forests, on the heights, views into the distance of the Thuringian Rhön and the lively and cooling Fischbach spring invite you to pause and linger.
  • Various stations such as fox den, climbing station, water playground and Information boards with interesting facts about the Rhön cultural landscape and the importance of grazing for flora and fauna invite you to read, play, crawl and cool off.
  • School in the green school camp in Fischbach,
  • beekeeping site,
  • the little round of the witch's trail is suitable for strollers and buggies

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The buses of lines 120 and 130 of the VU Wartburgmobil run the route Bad Salzungen to Dermbach all year round and daily. The connection to and from Fischbach is the bus route 133 or from and to Kaltennordheim with the bus route 411. Both run all year round from Monday to Friday. 

Parking

For those arriving by car, there are parking spaces at the sports field or at the Fischbach school camp. 

Coordinates

DD
50.654890, 10.146633
DMS
50°39'17.6"N 10°08'47.9"E
UTM
32U 581053 5612075
w3w 
///courier.wetsuits.achievement
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Flyer „Hexenpfad“ des Landschaftspflegeverbandes BR Thüringische Rhön e.V.

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • First aid kit
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • GPS navigation device, map or smartphone with onboard map material

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Rating

5.0
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Anke Ungerathen
August 17, 2022 · Community
Ich bin als Naturfotografin auf der Suche nach Hutebuchen und der Berghexe Mitte August auf den Hexenpfad bei Fischbach gestossen und habe nicht nur eine tolle und abwechslungsreiche Landschaft mit urigen Bäumen und wundeschönen Trockenwiesen voller Schmetterlingen vorgefunden,sondern einen sehr liebevoll und interessant gestalteten Familienwanderweg, der mich total begeistert hat. Auf dem Wanderpfad gibt es Spiel-und Klettermöglichkeiten für Kinder und sehr interssante und fundierte Informationstafeln. Teilweise ist der Weg nur ein kleiner Pfad am Hang, d.h. etwas Trittsicherheit ist erforderlich und auch nicht unbedingt etwas für Kinderwagen...Gut durchdacht und familienfreundlich fand ich , dass es an einigen Stellen die Möglichkeit gab, den Wanderweg abzukürzen.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2022
Hutebuche am Hexenpfad
Photo: Anke Ungerathen, Community
Sandra Nienkemper
October 24, 2021 · Community
wunderschön angelegter Wanderpfad, mit genügend Pausemöglichkeiten für müde Kinderbeine 😉 Und Spielplätze gibt's auch. Der Untergrund ist gemischt, es geht reichlich bergauf und bergab, festes Schuhwerk ist zwingend nötig. Prädikat: sehr empfehlenswert
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
1:44 h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
126 m
Highest point
546 m
Lowest point
421 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Flora and fauna

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