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Rhön Rundweg 5 Tann - Rhön

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  • Schlitzenhausen
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Three-village tour

Circular route from Tann with a wonderful view of the Hessisches Kegelspiel or the Kuppenrhön

Distance 10.3 km
2:43 h
115 m
115 m
416 m
328 m
On the hill to the right of the Ulster Valley, this 8.5 km long hiking trail, starting from the Tanner market square, leads to the district of Schlitzenhausen with wonderful views. Here you have the option of a leisurely stop or, indeed, of shopping (weekdays). On the direct route to Günthers, using the public footpath, the route can be shortened by around 2 km. On the regular route, the hiker then reaches the small hamlet of Sinswinden with a view of the Thuringian Rhön - half of the route is now done. We recommend interested visitors to take a short detour to the north, away from the hiking trail, via the former border fortifications to the area of ​​the razed "Langwinden" farm (length of the detour: approx. 3 km). The way back leads through the Ulsteraue to Günthers and from there through the "Hasenwald" back to Tann. On the way, the hiker gets interesting impressions of the harmonious interaction between agriculture, forestry and nature, the typical landscape of the Rhön biosphere reserve.

Author’s recommendation

For those interested in history, it is worth making a detour to the former border to the shattered hamlet of Langenwinden, or interrupting the hike for a short shopping trip in the district of Schlitzenhausen
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Update: June 29, 2022
Highest point
416 m
Lowest point
328 m
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Safety information

The tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Tips and hints


Tann (Rhön), market square (376 m)
50.641602, 10.022368
50°38'29.8"N 10°01'20.5"E
32U 572289 5610469
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Tann (Rhön), market square

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Tanner Marktpklatz, head north through the center of Tanner. At the cemetery, go a few meters to the right and then continue north along the road above the cemetery. Following the course of the road, you walk past the sawmill via the Mühlberg and the Galgenberg. At the fork in the road, turn left for about 50 meters and then turn sharp right onto a service road that leads in the direction of Schlitzenhausen. In the village, follow the through road in the direction of Günthers and then follow the signs to the right to the hamlet of Sinswinden. From here it now goes in a westerly direction down to the Ulsteraue, in Günthers you cross the Ulster and walk a little uptown in a westerly direction. Turn left at the DGH and follow the path through the Hasenwald along the flank of the Habelberg back to Tann.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


In Tann (Rhön),  gibt es vier Bushaltestellen. Am Besten geeignet ist die Bushaltestelle Rhönhalle.

Von hieraus fahren die Linien der LNG Fulda

  • Linie 20: Tann - Hofbieber - Petersberg - Fulda
  • Linie 24: Tann - Wendershausen - Lahrbach - Hilders
  • Linie 90 RhönRadBus: Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Hilders - Milseburgradweg - Fulda  

Die Linie 110 der Verkehrsgemeinschaft Wartburgregion:

  • Linie 110:    Eisenach - Vacha - Geisa - Tann

Getting there

On the A7 exit Fulda Mitte, continue left towards Fulda, then follow the signs to the right towards Hofbieber - Tann.


Free parking spaces close to the trail:
  • Rhönhalle, crossroad of Pfortengarten & Am Kalkofen, 36142 Tann (Rhön) | GoogleMaps
  • Hinking car park "Alter Weg", 36142 Tann (Rhön) | GoogleMaps


50.641602, 10.022368
50°38'29.8"N 10°01'20.5"E
32U 572289 5610469
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  •  Dehler Verlag "Rhön Rundwege -Ulstertal"; ISBN: 978-3-9815570-2-2

Author’s map recommendations

  • Verlag Dr Barthel, "Wanderkarte Thüringische Rhön"; ISBN 978-3-89591-134-7


  • Kompass Verlag, "Wanderkarte Rhön"; ISBN  978-3-99044-604-1


  • Festes Schuhwerk
  • Regenbekleidung
  • Sonnenschutz bei hohen Temperaturen
  • Erste-Hilfe-Set
  • GPS-Navigationsgerät oder Karte
  • Ausreichend Getränkereserven und Proviant
  • Kamera, um die wunderschönen Ausblicke festzuhalten

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10.3 km
2:43 h
115 m
115 m
Highest point
416 m
Lowest point
328 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Suitable for strollers


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