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Rhön Rundweg 8 Poppenhausen - Rhön

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  • Burgruine Ebersburg
    / Burgruine Ebersburg
    Photo: Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe), CC BY
  • / Blick auf die Ebersburg
    Photo: Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe), CC BY
  • / Weg zur Ebersburg
    Photo: Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe), CC BY
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This circular hiking trail leads to the Ebersburg castle ruins.
easy
Distance 5.6 km
1:45 h
206 m
206 m
The Ebersburg castle ruins are enthroned on the Ebersberg at a height of 689 meters. It is believed that the Ebersburg was built around the year 1200 by the noble Ebersberg family.

Only a ruin of the Ebersburg remains today. There are two towers that are connected by a castle wall. There is seating in the courtyard to relax. If you want to climb the castle tower to enjoy the great view, you have to get the key in advance. More information on this under the links.

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Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe)
Update: October 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
650 m
Lowest point
444 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

Village center of Poppenhausen (445 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.488201, 9.867644
DMS
50°29'17.5"N 9°52'03.5"E
UTM
32U 561549 5593273
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Destination

Village center of Poppenhausen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The following lines of the LNG Fulda run at the bus stop "Poppenhausen, Kirche":
  • Line 35: Wasserkuppe - Poppenhausen - Weyhers - Künzell - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Line 44: Dalherda - Schmalnau - Weyhers - Oberrod - Poppenhausen

It is approx. 500 meters from the church to the start of the hiking trail.

Getting there

Arrival by car is possible via the A7 and A66.

Leave the A7 at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte and take the B458 in the direction of Hilders. When you reach the small village of Steinwand, turn right towards Poppenhausen.

Leave the A66 at exit 54 Eichenzell and then join the L3307 in the direction of Rönshausen / Poppenhausen. In Weyhers, turn right onto Fuldaer Straße and at the exit of the town turn left again onto Lüttertal street (L3307). On this one reaches Poppenhausen.

Parking

Lüttergrund leisure area car park, Sebastian-Kneipp-Weg, 36163 Poppenhausen | GoogleMaps (approx. 500m to the hiking trail)

Coordinates

DD
50.488201, 9.867644
DMS
50°29'17.5"N 9°52'03.5"E
UTM
32U 561549 5593273
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Dehler Verlag: Rhön-Rundwege "Rund um die Wasserkuppe"; ISBN-10: 3981303202; ISBN-13: 978-3981303209

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
206 m
Descent
206 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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