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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
  • / Spielplatz am Hexenpfad 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.
Distance 5.8 km
1:44 h
126 m
126 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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Katharina Happel
Update: February 09, 2021
Highest point
546 m
Lowest point
421 m
Best time of year

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. 


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


Schullandheim Fischbach

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  • 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


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. 


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


50.654890, 10.146633
50°39'17.6"N 10°08'47.9"E
32U 581053 5612075
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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


  • 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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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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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5.8 km
1:44 h
126 m
126 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Flora and fauna Suitable for strollers


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