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Rhön-Rundweg 8 - 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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The circular hiking trail starts in the "environmental community" Oberelsbach and leads through the Hart Forest to Unterelsbach and back to the starting point.
moderate
Distance 9.1 km
2:20 h
138 m
138 m
460 m
361 m
The Hart forest follows the valley of the Els, which accompanies the path to Unterelsbach. There are information boards on the local butterfly species along the way. On the unwooded ridge of the "Hundsücken" with the small-scale cultural landscape of fields, meadows, fruit trees, hedges and woods, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding villages and the mountains of the Rhön.

A variety of excellent restaurateurs invites you to stop off in Oberelsbach and Unterelsbach .

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to plan a visit to the "Haus der Langen Rhön" biospheric center with its interactive exhibition about the Rhön biosphere reserve.
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Author
Sarah Göpfert
Update: June 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
361 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 (402 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.440561, 10.119274
DMS
50°26'26.0"N 10°07'09.4"E
UTM
32U 579478 5588214
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Destination

Oberelsbach, Parkplatz Oberwaldbehrunger Straße

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
50.440561, 10.119274
DMS
50°26'26.0"N 10°07'09.4"E
UTM
32U 579478 5588214
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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
9.1 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
138 m
Descent
138 m
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
361 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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