God said, "let there be light". But Peter couldn't find the switch. Nonsense, that was completely different! The story of creation is told and brought to life for children along this path.
Distance 2.2 km
Highest point666 m
Lowest point610 m
The small circuit runs through Föhlritz along the forest and meadows and halfway there is an idyllic refuge - ideal for a leisurely snack break. The seven interactive stations show the entire story of creation explained for children. The well-known saying "Let there be light" is illustrated, for example, by a visual axis in spectral colors. At the fountain the children can play with the water and not only understand the creation of the plants and trees through the labeling of the trees, but also learn the tree species for school at the same time. The sun, moon and stars can be found in a small hiking hut and the feeling of being between heaven and earth can be experienced while rocking. Animal carvings embody the diversity of animals of all kinds. At the last stop, the mind finally gets some peace, because here the whole family can relax on sky beds. But not only the loungers are fantastic! The views of the upper Feldatal, the Thuringian Forrest and the Hessian Rhön are unbelievable to breathtaking.
The detour along the Öchse to the ruins of Sankt Annen should definitely be planned for hiking. For children, playing at the Kläschenbrunnen is a real highlight.
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.
Föhlritz (621 m)
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Length: 2 km
Creation story for children - 7 stations
"Let there be light" - line of sight spectral colors
water - fountain
Creation of plants and trees - labeling of trees
Sun, moon and stars - in the little hiker's hut
Between heaven and earth - air or nest swing
Variety - animals of all kinds
Time of rest - resting on sky beds
Small round about Föhlritz, along meadows and forest
The refuge is halfway
many views in the upper Feldatal, to the Thuringian Forest and into the Hessian Rhön
all notes on protected areas
The hiking bus lines 120 or 130 of the VU Wartburgmobil run from Bad Salzungen to Dermbach all year round and daily. From there you can take bus number 132 from the Dermbach bus station to Föhlritz from Monday to Friday.
For those arriving by car, the parking lot in Föhlritz and the parking lot below the Dermbacher Hütte are available.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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First aid kit
Sufficient reserves of drinks and provisions
Sun protection at high temperatures
GPS navigation device, map or smartphone with onboard maps
Basic Equipment for Hiking
Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
Layered, moisture wicking clothing
Rucksack (with rain cover)
Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
First aid kit
Kit para bolhas
Bivy / survival bag
Navigation equipment / map and compass
Emergency contact details
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.