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Aussichtsplattform Bad Kissingen Altenberg
Photo: Benjamin Kiesel, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
In the footsteps of the Austrian Empress “Sisi”, this 3 km hike from the Arkadensteg through the beautiful Luitpold Park along historical buildings up to the panoramic plateau of the 284 m high Altenberg.
Distance 3.3 km
Highest point270 m
Lowest point195 m
At the end of the 19th century, the Empress took a brisk walk up here every day during her regular spa stays. A memorial was erected to her on the Altenberg in 1907. After a short ascent, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view over Bad Kissingen and the wooded hills of the surrounding area. Enjoy this view. The tour then leads back down to Luitpoldpark and to the starting point in the spa garden.
On the Altenberg, keep an eye out for the creative carvings in tree stumps along the way.
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.
In Bad Kissingen there is a small train station from which you can take regional trains to the nearest cities. You can plan your journey to Bad Kissingen here: bahn.de
Numerous bus connections run from Bad Kissingen (timetables here). The following bus connections lead to Bad Kissingen:
Line 8113: Bad Kissingen - Bad Brückenau
Line 8141: Bad Kissingen - Oberthulba - Hammelburg
Line 8142: Bad Kissingen - Bad Bocklet / Burkardroth - Bad Neustadt
Line 8147: Bad Kissingen - Münnerstadt - Seubrigshausen
Line 8151: Maßbach - Bad Kissingen
Line 8162: Bad Neustadt / Saale - Bad Kissingen - Würzburg
Line 8167: Hammelburg - Euerdorf - Bad Kissingen
Line 8189: Oehrberg / Wirmsthal - Bad KissingenLine 8190: Waldfenster - Bad Kissingen
Line 8230 - Bäderlandbus: Bad Brückenau - Bad Bocklet - Bad Kissingen - Bad Neustadt - Bad Königshofen
Line 8240 - Kreuzbergshuttle: Hammelburg - Oberthulba - Bad Kissingen - Bad Bocklet - Burkardroth - Langenleiten - Kreuzberg
Line 8250 - See-Shutlle: Bad Kissingen - Oerlenbach - Rottershausen - Maßbach - Ellertshäuser See
The A7 runs to the west of Bad Kissingen. Bad Kissingen can be reached via the following exits:
Exit 96: Bad Kissingen / Oberthulba
Exit 97: Hammelburg
The A71 runs to the east of Bad Kissingen. Bad Kissingen can be reached via the following exits:
Exit 28: Bad Kissingen / Oerlenbach
Exit 27: Maßbach
Exit 26: Münnerstadt
On weekdays you can park your car in around 700 free parking spaces. These are a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city center. The parking spaces are located in the Au, at the former US barracks, at Wendelinus, at Heiligenfeld and at the ice rink. You will also find around 500 inexpensive parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the city center. The fees are € 1 per day. You can find the areas on the Eissee, in the Au, in the Kurhausstraße, at the train station, at the freight yard, in the Schützenstraße and in the Bergmannstraße. You can park at the same rate in Bahnhofstrasse, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse, Pfalzstrasse, Salinenstrasse and Kapellenstrasse.
You can find an overview of the parking spaces here.