The demanding hike leads from the valley of Ginolfs up to the Langen Rhön, the largest non-alpine nature reserve in Bavaria.
Distance 13.6 km
Highest point809 m
Lowest point480 m
On this demanding tour, you can experience the Rhön in all its facets with beech forests, basalt blocks and mountain meadows. Small streams partly cross the paths and the basalt rock "Kalte Buche" invites you to linger with an impressive view. At the basalt lake, a former quarry that is now filled with water, you can stop for a break. The scenic, very attractive hiking trail runs mostly on easy-to-use nature trails. Benches and seating areas for resting are plentiful.
Those who come to the Rhön in October can watch the traditional Ginolfs pasture drive. The pasture festival also invites you to socialize.
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.
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. In Wegfurt turn right in the direction of Oberelsbach on the NES16, then turn left in the direction of Weisbach / Ginolfs on the NES13 and follow the main road to the destination Ginolfs.
Free parking with approx. 4 spaces can be found at the church of Ginolfs at Dorfstraße 17.
32U 576137 5587802
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Rhön-Rundwege Lange Rhön. Dehler Design - Medienverlag. ISBN-10: 398155703.
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.
First aid kit
Sufficient drinks and provisions
Sun protection at high temperatures
GPS navigation device, map or smartphone with onboard maps