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Rhön Rundweg 1 Poppenhausen - Rhön

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    Photo: Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe), CC BY-ND, Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe)
  • / Guckaisee
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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Hiking route along the Guckaisee in an idyllic location at the foot of the Pferdskopf.
easy
Distance 8.7 km
2:25 h
224 m
224 m
The two lakes of the Guckaisees have become a popular destination for visitors to the Rhön and offer a wide range of leisure activities. Here you can linger, enjoy the idyllic location, strengthen yourself or, on warm summer days, look for refreshment in the cool natural bathing lake.

The Pferdskopf mountain itself is a basaltic branch of the Wasserkuppe. At its foot, the circular route leads back to the starting point of the hike in Poppenhausen.

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Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe)
Update: October 01, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
686 m
Lowest point
461 m
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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.

Tips and hints

Start

Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund, Poppenhausen (463 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.488610, 9.873712
DMS
50°29'19.0"N 9°52'25.4"E
UTM
32U 561979 5593323
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Destination

Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund, Poppenhausen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The following lines of the LNG Fulda run at the bus stop "Poppenhausen, Kirche":
  • Line 35: Wasserkuppe - Poppenhausen - Weyhers - Künzell - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Line 44: Dalherda - Schmalnau - Weyhers - Oberrod - Poppenhausen

From the church are it is about 700 meters to the start of the hiking trail.

Getting there

Arrival by car is possible via the A7 and A66.

Leave the A7 at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte and take the B458 in the direction of Hilders. When you reach the small village of Steinwand, turn right towards Poppenhausen.

Leave the A66 at exit 54 Eichenzell and then join the L3307 in the direction of Rönshausen / Poppenhausen. In Weyhers, turn right onto Fuldaer Straße and at the end of the town turn left again onto Lüttertal street (L3307). On this one reaches Poppenhausen.

Parking

Parking lot leisure area Lüttergrund, Sebastian-Kneipp-Weg, 36163 Poppenhausen | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.488610, 9.873712
DMS
50°29'19.0"N 9°52'25.4"E
UTM
32U 561979 5593323
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Dehler Verlag: Rhön-Rundwege "Rund um die Wasserkuppe"; ISBN-10: 3981303202; ISBN-13: 978-3981303209

Equipment

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

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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
224 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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