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Rhön Rundweg 7 Oberelsbach - Rhön

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    Photo: Moritz von Krosigk, Naturpark & Biosphärenreservat Bayer. Rhön e.V.
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    Photo: Moritz von Krosigk, Naturpark & Biosphärenreservat Bayer. Rhön e.V.
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    Photo: Moritz von Krosigk, Naturpark & Biosphärenreservat Bayer. Rhön e.V.
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    Photo: Moritz von Krosigk, Naturpark & Biosphärenreservat Bayer. Rhön e.V.
m 500 450 400 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Kapelle Kapelle Kirche Kirche
The circular hiking trail starts in Oberelsbach and runs along the Heppberg.
easy
Distance 3.6 km
1:00 h
80 m
80 m
482 m
402 m
The hiking trail is particularly suitable for a short detour into the nature of Oberelsbach. Past meadows, fields and numerous fruit trees it goes with a slight ascent towards Heppberg. Meanwhile, the view goes to the top of the Gangolfsberg, which rises prominently above the valley of the Els. At the highest point of the circular route you will have a beautiful view of Oberelsbach with the baroque church “St. Kilian". In good weather, the mini golf course in Oberelsbach offers fun and games.

Author’s recommendation

Make sure you plan a visit to the Haus der Langen Rhön biosphere center with its interactive exhibition about the Rhön biosphere reserve.
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Author
Sarah Göpfert
Update: June 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
402 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.

Tips and hints

Start

Oberelsbach, Parkplatz Oberwaldbehrunger Straße (401 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.440488, 10.119586
DMS
50°26'25.8"N 10°07'10.5"E
UTM
32U 579501 5588206
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Destination

Oberelsbach, Parkplatz Oberwaldbehrunger Straße

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 and with the 8181 bus from Mellrichstadt/Bahnhof.

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Getting there

To get to 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.

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
50.440488, 10.119586
DMS
50°26'25.8"N 10°07'10.5"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
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
80 m
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
402 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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