It is worth taking a detour to the Botenlauben castle ruins, which are believed to have been built around 1180. The ruin towering high above the city is Bad Kissingen's oldest landmark. There is a beautiful path around the complex, which gives an overview of how mighty the castle must have once been.
Through the peaceful deciduous and coniferous forests, we continue towards the Bismarck Tower. On the way, it is worth looking out for the Nüdlingen Peace Chapel, which is hidden at the edge of the forest.
On the Sinnberg you can then reach the imposing Bismarck Tower. From here you have a fantastic view over Bad Kissingen. Above the tower you can also discover a natural garden from the Bund Naturschutz.
From the Sinnberg you can return to the city center to the starting point.
Safety informationThe 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
Getting thereThe 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
ParkingOn 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.
- 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