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Rhön Rundweg 6 - Oberelsbach - Rhön

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  • Das Schweinfurter Haus am Fuße des Gangolfsbergs bietet ideale Rastmöglichkeiten.
    Das Schweinfurter Haus am Fuße des Gangolfsbergs bietet ideale Rastmöglichkeiten.
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The hiking trail runs from Oberelsbach to the Schweinfurter Haus and back, and extends through three different nature reserves.
moderate
Distance 11 km
3:10 h
322 m
319 m
632 m
398 m
The circular route runs through three completely different nature reserves, each of which is a very typical habitat for the Rhön. Starting from near-natural deciduous forests on the Gangolfsberg, you hike to the stream floodplains of the Els with extensive meadows and finally arrive at the extensive limestone grasslands on the Dünsberg. This offers an extraordinary view of the Kreuzberg and the Rhön foreland. The "Gänsebrunnen" with pond and seating area offers a place to rest.

Author’s recommendation

Die Wanderung kann um eine lehrreiche Tour erweitert werden: den Naturlehrpfad am Gangolfsberg.

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Author
Sarah Göpfert
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
632 m
Lowest point
398 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.37%Dirt road 50.65%Forested/wild trail 28.68%Path 7.75%Road 0.53%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Dirt road
5.6 km
Forested/wild trail
3.2 km
Path
0.9 km
Road
0.1 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

Weitere Informationen findet Ihr hier:

Kalkmagerrasen

Naturlehrpfad am Gangolfsberg

Lehrtafeln zur Wildkatze 

Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön" in Oberelsbach

Start

Oberelsbach, Parkplatz Oberwaldbehrunger Straße (401 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.440485, 10.119598
DMS
50°26'25.7"N 10°07'10.6"E
UTM
32U 579501 5588206
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Destination

Oberelsbach, Parkplatz Oberwaldbehrunger Straße

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Gangolfsberg / Schweinfurter Haus stop can be reached with the Kreuzbergbus / line 8012. Since this is traffic on demand, a registration under 09771 917 80 94 is necessary.

 

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

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Getting there

To get to the entry point at the parking lot in Oberwaldbehrunger Straße 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. Turn right there in the direction of Sondernau / Oberelsbach onto the NES16 and follow the road to the destination Oberelsbach.

To access the Schweinfurt house, follow the main road from Oberelsbach to Urspringen. At the entrance of the village of Urspringen, follow the signs to the left in the direction of Schweinfurter Haus / Thüringer Hütte and follow the road to the forest car park.

Parking

In Oberelsbach there is free parking at the intersection of Oberwaldbehrunger Straße and Unterelsbacher Straße with approx. 12 spaces (GoogleMaps) with about 12 spaces.

The parking lot at the Schweinfurter Haus is free of charge and has about 8 spaces.

Coordinates

DD
50.440485, 10.119598
DMS
50°26'25.7"N 10°07'10.6"E
UTM
32U 579501 5588206
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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
11 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
322 m
Descent
319 m
Highest point
632 m
Lowest point
398 m
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