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Rhön-Rundweg 9 Oberelsbach - Rhön

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    Photo: Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V., CC0, UNESCO Biosphärenreservat Rhön Verwaltungsstelle Bayern
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The nature trail provides information about native butterfly species along a wonderful forest path.
easy
Distance 4.3 km
1:10 h
77 m
77 m
452 m
375 m
The entire length of the nature trail remains in a wooded area of pine and beech. This is a family-friendly, easily accessible hiking trail - on the one hand the forest provides shade and thus offers protection on warm summer days, on the other hand the path is well paved and therefore suitable for prams. Several information boards along the route provide information about the way of life, the dangers and protection of the native butterflies.

Author’s recommendation

The months of July and August are particularly suitable for observing the butterflies.
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Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
375 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 100%
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4.3 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

Start

Parking lot between Oberwaldbehrungen and Oberelsbach or parking lot Unterelsbach (375 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.424576, 10.151968
DMS
50°25'28.5"N 10°09'07.1"E
UTM
32U 581827 5586472
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Destination

Parking lot between Oberwaldbehrungen and Oberelsbach or parking lot Unterelsbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The tour is not directly accessible by public transport.

Getting there

To get to the entrance at the butterfly trail between Oberwaldbehrungen and 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 Oberelsbach. In Oberelsbach turn right onto Oberwaldbehrunger Straße and follow the main road to the butterfly educational trail in the forest.

To start in Unterelsbach, 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/Unterelsbach on the NES16 and follow the road NES24 to Unterelsbach. In Unterelsbach, follow the main road to the forest car park on the butterfly trail on the left.

Parking

To get started At Oberelsbach there is a free car park on the edge of the forest between Oberelsbach and Oberwaldbehrungen with space for approx. Five vehicles. (Geogr. Coordinates: 50.436836, 10.145665)

If you get on at Unterelsbach, there is parking at the edge of the forest for approx. Three vehicles. (Geographical coordinates: 50.424352, 10.149997)

Coordinates

DD
50.424576, 10.151968
DMS
50°25'28.5"N 10°09'07.1"E
UTM
32U 581827 5586472
w3w 
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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: 3895911675a

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
4.3 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
77 m
Descent
77 m
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
375 m
Circular route Family-friendly Suitable for strollers

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