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Familienwanderweg Naturlehrpfad Ellenbogen - Oberweid - Rhön

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    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Ausblick vom Ellenbogen
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Noahs Segel auf dem Ellenbogen
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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Discover the animal enclosures of the Thuringian Rhönhaus, romp around on adventure elements and learn more about forestry on the nature trail on the Elbow.
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
1:02 h
109 m
109 m
810 m
701 m
The nature trail on the Ellenbogen is a family hiking trail with play elements close to nature. On the large spider web, children can balance on ropes and crawl like spiders. Animal lovers should definitely plan a longer stop at the animal enclosure of the Thuringian Rhönhaus. All of this runs along the “Hohe Rhön” discovery trail. Here, 16 briefly designed teaching boards provide information about the tasks of forestry. In a short journey through time you can experience how the preservation of the forest is and has been contributed to. On the way we see varied landscapes, rustic forests with moss-covered stones and springs. If you look closely, you can also discover Rhön spring snails at the “Schneckenstein”. We climb over steep pathways and cow pastures to "Noah's Segel", a tourist viewing platform with a visitor center in the middle of the biosphere reserve. At the end of the tour, we will be rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the land of open distances.

Author’s recommendation

“Slide as often as I want” is a dream of many children. At Noah's Segel that is no problem at all and it goes without saying.
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Katharina Happel
Update: February 09, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
810 m
Lowest point
701 m
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Safety information

The path is family-friendly, but in the last section it is not suitable for buggies due to the steep ascent to Noah's Segel next to cow pastures.

But please keep your dog on a leash and your child by the hand!

 

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

Viewing platform Noahs Segel (www.noahs-segel.de)

Start

Coordinates:
DD
50.568032, 10.078626
DMS
50°34'04.9"N 10°04'43.1"E
UTM
32U 576386 5602345
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  • Length: 3.6 km

The nature trail on the Elbow is a family hiking trail with natural play elements. The path runs on the “Hohe Rhön” discovery trail. The educational trail boards provide information about the tasks of forestry in the past and present, as well as about its contribution to the preservation of the forest.

  • Varied landscapes,
  • rustic forests with moss-covered stones,
  • springs where Rhön spring snails can be found,
  • steep Path meadows over cow pastures with the ascent to “Noah's Sails” and as a reward a panoramic view of the land of the open distances.

Adventure elements on the nature trail:

  • Spider web - balance on ropes and crawl like spiders
  • Information boards
  • "Schneckenstein" - discover Rhön spring snails
  • Tree memory
  • Noahs sails - tourist viewing platform with visitor center Biosphere Reserve
  • The animal enclosure of the Thuringian Rhönhaus and the Rhönpaulushütte reports are also very worth seeing .

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The MBB bus line 409 or 410 commutes from Meiningen from Monday to Friday.

Getting there

At the weekend arrival is only possible by car or bicycle.

Parking

Sufficient parking spaces are available on site.

Coordinates

DD
50.568032, 10.078626
DMS
50°34'04.9"N 10°04'43.1"E
UTM
32U 576386 5602345
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Große Radwander- und Wanderkarte Thüringische Rhön: Ausflüge zwischen Vacha, Bad Salzungen, dem Pleß, dem Geisaer Land, Wasungen und Fladungen in Franken, Verlag Dr. Barthel, Maßstab 1:35.000

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:02 h
Ascent
109 m
Descent
109 m
Highest point
810 m
Lowest point
701 m
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