The tour starts at the arcade bridge. From here it goes along the avenues of the Lutipold Park and across the meadows and fields of the Arnshausen district to the 400 m high Scheinberg with the Wittelsbacher tower. The ascent leads through a refreshing beech forest. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with a great view over Bad Kissingen and the hilly surrounding area.
It is worth taking a break in the brewery with Franconian cuisine and home-made Wittelsbacher Turm brewery.
Along the way back to Bad Kissingen, an early medieval highlight is hidden in the Forest: The Eiringsburg ruins from the 9th century.
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 hintsWittelsbacher Turm (tower)
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 10 to 15 minutes' 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,
- first aid kit,
- drinks and some provisions,
- sun protection at high temperatures,
- if necessary rain coats,
- GPS navigation device, map or smartphone with onboard maps