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Rhön-Rundweg 11 Oberelsbach - Rhön

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  • Kleiner Elstalweg, Rhön-Rundweg 11 Oberelsbach_1
    Kleiner Elstalweg, Rhön-Rundweg 11 Oberelsbach_1
    Photo: Moritz von Krosigk, Naturpark & Biosphärenreservat Bayer. Rhön e.V.
m 500 450 400 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Kirche Kirche
The circular hike is also known as the "Kleiner Elstalweg" and runs along the river Els.
easy
Distance 2.5 km
0:40 h
40 m
40 m
451 m
411 m
This easy-to-walk path runs on both sides of the Els on mostly paved paths. Along the way there are beautiful views of the Gangolfsberg and the baroque church "St. Kilian" of Oberelsbach.

Author’s recommendation

You should definitely plan a visit to the "Haus der Langen Rhön" biospheric center with its interactive exhibition about the Rhön biosphere reserve.
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Author
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
451 m
Lowest point
411 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.19%Dirt road 25.68%Forested/wild trail 69.10%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.8 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

Start

Oberelsbach, next to the mini golf course in the Gangolfstraße (413 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.442687, 10.114723
DMS
50°26'33.7"N 10°06'53.0"E
UTM
32U 579152 5588446
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Destination

Oberelsbach, next to the mini golf course in the Gangolfstraße

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The bus stop "Oberelsbach / Marktplatz" can be reached with the 8183 bus from Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale / Bahnhof from and with line 8181 from Mellrichstadt / Bahnhof.

Timetables for the bus routes in the Rhön-Grabfeld district here.

Getting there

To get to the entry point on Gangolfstraße in Oberelsbach, take 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. There, turn right in the direction of Sondernau / Oberelsbach onto the NES16 and follow the road to the destination Oberelsbach.

Parking

There is free parking with approx. 5 spaces near the mini golf course | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.442687, 10.114723
DMS
50°26'33.7"N 10°06'53.0"E
UTM
32U 579152 5588446
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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
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
40 m
Descent
40 m
Highest point
451 m
Lowest point
411 m
Circular route Family-friendly

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