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Rhön-Rundweg 10 Oberelsbach - Rhön

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    Photo: Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V., CC0, UNESCO Biosphärenreservat Rhön Verwaltungsstelle Bayern
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The circular hike "Saueichenweg" begins in Unterelsbach and leads mostly through a forest on the Dornberg.
moderate
Distance 5.9 km
1:40 h
134 m
134 m
440 m
348 m
The hiking trail runs mainly on narrow paths through mixed forests with carpets of blueberry bushes and hawthorn bushes to the natural monument "Saueiche", a tree veteran in whose vicinity there is a nice resting place. Where the path leaves the forest, you have a clear view of the Kreuzberg near Bischofsheim in the distance and the Himmeldunkberg with its unforested summit. 

Author’s recommendation

If you have a little time, you should definitely plan a visit to the "Haus der Langen Rhön" biosphere center with its interactive exhibition.
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Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
440 m
Lowest point
348 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.77%Dirt road 22.88%Forested/wild trail 66.55%Path 2.77%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
1.4 km
Forested/wild trail
3.9 km
Path
0.2 km
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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

Center of the Biosphere reserve Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön" in Oberelsbach

Start

Church Unterelsbach (348 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.423830, 10.138937
DMS
50°25'25.8"N 10°08'20.2"E
UTM
32U 580903 5586375
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Destination

Church Unterelsbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Unterelsbach can be reached with the 8183 bus from Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Bahnhof and with the 8181 from Mellrichstadt/Bahnhof.

Timetables KOB GmbH

Getting there

Drive on the A71 to Bad Neustadt an der Saale. Then take exit 25 Bad Neustadt an der Saale onto the B279 in the direction of Bad Neustadt/Bischofsheim and follow the B279 to Wegfurt. Turn right there in the direction of Sondernau/Unterelsbach on the NES16 and follow the road NES24 to Unterelsbach.

Parking

Free parking for approx. 3 vehicles is available near the church in Unterelsbach.

Coordinates

DD
50.423830, 10.138937
DMS
50°25'25.8"N 10°08'20.2"E
UTM
32U 580903 5586375
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Rhön-Rundwege Lange Rhön. Dehler Design - Medienverlag. ISBN-10: 3981557039

Author’s map recommendations

  • Wanderkarte Hohe Rhön, 1:35000. Verlag Dr. Andreas Barthel. ISBN-10: 3895912313
  • Wanderkarte Oberelsbach Oberelsbach, 1:35000. Verlag Dr. Andreas Barthel. ISBN-10: 3895911675

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 maps

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
134 m
Descent
134 m
Highest point
440 m
Lowest point
348 m
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