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Rhön-Rundweg 1 Kreuzberg - Bischofsheim - Rhön

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  • Ausblick von Kreuzberg auf die Walddörfer
    / Ausblick von Kreuzberg auf die Walddörfer
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Ausblick vom Kreuzberg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Kreuzigungsgruppe auf dem Kreuzberg
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
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This entertaining round tour leads via the monastery, the panoramic view and the vantage point of the Rhön forest villages to the crucifixion group.
easy
Distance 3.2 km
0:55 h
84 m
84 m
927 m
843 m
Starting from the hiking car park on Kreuzberg, the hiking trail leads directly to the Kreuzberg mountain and the sights there. At the beginning you reach the "Bruder Franz Haus". In this tourist information you can get infos about the mountain as well as the tourist offers of the low mountain range. There are also retreats for reflection and a temporary exhibition in this building.

Only a few meters later, the Kreuzberg monastery is reached. Because of the monestary, the mountain bears the name: Holy Mountain of the Franks. The monastery with its church and brewery has existed for several hundred years and is still a popular destination in the Rhön.

The next stop is the well-known crucifixion group not far from the summit. A panorama opens up here not only enjoyed by photographers. If you don't capture it in photos, then you certainly do so in your memories of this trip.

Finally, you return to the starting point, the Kreuzberg hiking car park, via an open meadow area with great views.

Author’s recommendation

If you want, you can make a detour to the Gemündener Hütte shortly before the end of the tour and stop there.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: March 31, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
927 m
Lowest point
843 m
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Safety information

The tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly also used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to be considerate of each other. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Start

Parking lot Kreuzberg, Bischofsheim (845 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.373963, 9.976430
DMS
50°22'26.3"N 9°58'35.1"E
UTM
32U 569432 5580666
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Destination

Parking lot Kreuzberg, Bischofsheim

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Kreuzberg is well connected to public transport. The following bus lines stop at Kreuzberg:
  • Line 8012 - Kreuzbergbus: Oberelsbach/Sandberg - Bischofsheim - Kreuzberg
  • Line 8057 - Sinntalbus: Bad Brueckenau - Wildflecken - Kreuzberg
  • Line 8240 - Kreuzberg-Shuttle: Hammelburg - Oberthulba - Bad Kissingen - Bad Bocklet - Burkardroth - Langenleiten - Kreuzberg
  • Line 8305 - Hochrhönbus: Bad Neustadt - Kreuzberg - Fladungen/Gersfeld

Getting there

The starting point of the hike can be reached by car via the A7. Leave the autobahn at exit 95 Bad Brueckenau Wildflecken and take the B286 in the direction of Bad Brueckenau. Shortly afterwards you turn right onto the St2289 in the direction of Wildflecken. Now follow the local signs and drive via Oberwildflecken to the Kreuzberg.

 

Parking

Parkplatz am Kreuzberg, Kreuzberg 1, 97653 Bischofsheim | GoogleMaps

 

Coordinates

DD
50.373963, 9.976430
DMS
50°22'26.3"N 9°58'35.1"E
UTM
32U 569432 5580666
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Dehler Verlag: Wanderführer Rhön-Rundwege "Rund um den Kreuzberg"; ISBN: 978-3-9813032-7-8

Equipment

  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • Rainwear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigator or map
  • Sufficient beverage reserves and provisions

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
0:55 h
Ascent
84 m
Descent
84 m
Highest point
927 m
Lowest point
843 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Summit route

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