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Rhön-Rundweg 2 - Klings - Rhön

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The Rhön is a low mountain range full of legends and myths. The highlight of this route is the so-called linden tree "Hexenlinde", which received its name through one of these tales. 
easy
Distance 7.6 km
2:00 h
185 m
185 m
The Rhön-Rundweg 2 starts in the tranquil village of Klings. Starting from there, the path runs in a southerly direction. After 3 kilometers you reach the Hexenlinde not far from the Thuringia / Hesse border.

There are several legends connected to the 350-year-old Dutch linden tree. One tells of a hiker who was on his way from Dermbach to Tann on Walpurgis Night and got lost. He was led to a linden tree by a hunter and asked to play the clarinet. He complied with this request and received the instrument and a few silver coins afterwards as a gift. When the wanderer woke up the next morning, he realized that he had played music for witches. More info on the reason you can read an information board next to the witch's linden tree.

After the legendary tree, the route leads you to the hiking hut "Altenbergbaude". The small and cozy hut invites you to take a break. The view there rewards the hikers even more.

Then the path leads back to the starting point of the tour, Klings.

Author’s recommendation

The hiking hut "Altenbergbaude" is only known to a few hikers in the Rhön and is well worth a trip.
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Author
Katharina Happel
Update: July 16, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
654 m
Lowest point
469 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.

Start

Klings (469 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.649010, 10.113960
DMS
50°38'56.4"N 10°06'50.3"E
UTM
32U 578753 5611386
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Destination

Klings

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The starting point of the Rhön circular route can be reached by public transport. In the middle of the village there is a bus stop on which the following Wartburgmobil lines operate:
  • Line 132: Dermbach - Diedorf - Empfertshausen - Zella - Glattbach - Dermbach
  • Line 133: Dermbach - Andenhausen - Empfertshausen - Klings - Diedorf - Fischbach

Getting there

The starting point of the Rhön-Rundweg 2 in Klings can be reached via the A71. To do this, leave the motorway at exit 21 Meiningen-Nord. Then you drive on the B19 in the direction of Wasungen. In Wasungen, follow the signs in the direction of Kaltennordheim. Shortly before Kaltennordheim, turn right onto the B285 and cross the village. A short time later you reach the village of Diedorf. Here you turn left to Klings, where you can park in the center of the village.

Parking

parking lot village centre Klings | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.649010, 10.113960
DMS
50°38'56.4"N 10°06'50.3"E
UTM
32U 578753 5611386
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • "Sagehafte Rhön", Regina Rinke - Hrsg. Rhönklub e.V.
  • "Rhön-Rundwege Thüringen" - Dehler Design Medienverlag; ISBN-10: 3981557050; ISBN-13: 978-3981557053

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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J. H.
October 10, 2021 · Community
Sehr schön. Sonn- und Feiertags ist ab 13:00 Uhr die Altenberg-Baude geöffnet.
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When did you do this route? October 10, 2021
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Difficulty
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Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
185 m
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185 m
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