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Rundwanderung: Wichtelhöhlen-Tour Bad Kissingen - Rhön

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  • Kleine Wichtel | Bad Kissingen
    / Kleine Wichtel | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Entspannen im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Ingo Peters, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Kneipp-Anlage im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Heji Shin, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Golfplatz | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Fränkische Saale im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Bildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Heiligenhof | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wanderung entlang der Wichtelhöhlen | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wichtelhöhlenhütte | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wichtelhöhlen mit "Kanzel" | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Buntsandstein-Felsformation | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Waldwanderweg | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Blick ins Tal der Fränkischen Saale | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wegemarkierung | Wichtelhöhlen-Tour Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Logo | Bad Kissingen. Entdecke die Zeit
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
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This family-friendly tour takes young and old explorers to where, according to legend, the little gnomes live.
easy
Distance 6 km
1:30 h
97 m
97 m
The 6 km long hike begins at the Menzel-Steg in the southern Luitpoldpark.

From here it goes out of town along Bad Kissingen's popular golf club (Attention golf balls! Please ensure your own safety.) At the Franconian Saale. The Wichtelhöhlen are hidden here on the steep slope of the Franconian Saale Valley: around 20 rock formations of different sizes and small caves made of red sandstone.

The Wichtelhöhlenhütte in the middle of a refreshing forest offers a good resting place - and with a lot of luck you might even see a little pixie.

Through the quiet forest and along fields and meadows, it finally goes back down towards the center and starting point.

Author’s recommendation

During a walk in Luitpoldpark, you can discover a wide variety of attractions: a barefoot labyrinth, for example, or a Mediterranean Kneipp facility.
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Author
Paula Ziegler
Update: June 09, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
290 m
Lowest point
196 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

Golf club

Start

Menzel-Steg im Luitpoldpark - Bad Kissingen (196 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.192159, 10.072420
DMS
50°11'31.8"N 10°04'20.7"E
UTM
32U 576549 5560546
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Destination

Menzel-Steg im Luitpoldpark - Bad Kissingen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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 Kissingen
  • Line 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-Shuttle: Bad Kissingen - Oerlenbach - Rottershausen - Maßbach - Ellertshäuser See

Getting there

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

Parking

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.

Coordinates

DD
50.192159, 10.072420
DMS
50°11'31.8"N 10°04'20.7"E
UTM
32U 576549 5560546
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks reserves and provisions
  • Photo camera to capture the impressive landscape

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
97 m
Descent
97 m
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