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Rundwanderung zum Bismarckturm Bad Kissingen - Rhön

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  • Bismarckturm mit Aussichtsplateau | Bad Kissingen
    Bismarckturm mit Aussichtsplateau | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
This hike is dedicated to the most famous spa guest in Bad Kissingen of the late 19th century - Otto Fürst von Bismarck.
Distance 10.5 km
2:55 h
224 m
224 m
365 m
196 m
The 10.5 km long hike starts at the Arkadensteg in the city center and leads past the Regentenbau and the Luitpoldbad, before heading east up to the Stationsberg.

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.

Author’s recommendation

Would you like to find out more about Otto Fürst von Bismarck's stays in Bad Kissingen? Then a visit to the Obere Saline Museum, which houses the Bismarck Museum, is definitely worthwhile.
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Paula Ziegler
Update: August 04, 2023
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
196 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 29.58%Dirt road 1.50%Forested/wild trail 68.48%Road 0.41%
3.1 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
7.2 km
0 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


Arkadensteg im Kurgarten - Bad Kissingen (196 m)
50.197208, 10.075584
50°11'49.9"N 10°04'32.1"E
32U 576767 5561111


Arkadensteg im Kurgarten - Bad Kissingen

Public transport


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:

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

By road

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.


50.197208, 10.075584
50°11'49.9"N 10°04'32.1"E
32U 576767 5561111
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


  • 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

Questions and answers

Question from Tatjana Walberer - Luft · September 03, 2021 · Community
Kann man unterwegs essen?
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Answered by Paula Ziegler · September 06, 2021 · Rhön GmbH
Liebe Tatjana, die Tour startet und endet im Stadtgebiet von Bad Kissingen mit verschiedenen Einkehrmöglichkeiten. Auf der Strecke besteht zudem die Möglichkeit das Restaurant Biergarten Sinnberg zu besuchen. Bitte beachte die Öffnungszeiten: Weitere Informationen zur Gastronomie in Bad Kissingen findest du hier:


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10.5 km
2:55 h
224 m
224 m
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
196 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Insider tip Dog-friendly

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