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Rundwanderung zum Wittelsbacher Turm Bad Kissingen - Rhön

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  • Wanderung mit Ausblick | Bad Kissingen
    / Wanderung mit Ausblick | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Ingo Peters, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Allee im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Entspannen im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Ingo Peters, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wassertreten in der mediterranen Kneipp-Landschaft | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Heji Shin, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Barfußlabyrinth im Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Heji Shin, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Rastplatz auf den Feldern von Arnshausen | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wanderung in Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Heji Shin, Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wanderweg am Waldrand | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wittelsbacher Turm | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Ausblick am Wittelsbacher Turm | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Ausblick auf bewaldete Hügel | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Einkehr am Wittelsbacher Turm mit Aussicht | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Ruine Eiringsburg | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Blick in den Luitpoldpark | Bad Kissingen
    Photo: Bayer. Staatsbad Bad Kissingen GmbH
  • / Wegemarkierung | Rundwanderweg zum Wittelsbacher Turm 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 tour, which is not very easy in terms of fitness, takes you up the Scheinberg to the Wittelsbacher Tower, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Bad Kissingen and its surroundings.
moderate
Distance 12.4 km
3:25 h
269 m
269 m
On this 12.4 km long circular route you leave the hustle and bustle of Bad Kissingen behind you and hike south to the Wittelsbacher Tower.

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.

Author’s recommendation

A detour to the Luitpoldpark is worthwhile: Here you will find a barefoot maze, a sound garden, a Mediterranean Kneipp facility and the fitness station "The Five Kissinger".
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Paula Ziegler
Update: June 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
381 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

Wittelsbacher Turm (tower)

Start

Arkadensteg im Kurgarten - Bad Kissingen (195 m)
Coordinates:
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50.196755, 10.075547
DMS
50°11'48.3"N 10°04'32.0"E
UTM
32U 576765 5561060
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Destination

Arkadensteg im Kurgarten - 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 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.

Coordinates

DD
50.196755, 10.075547
DMS
50°11'48.3"N 10°04'32.0"E
UTM
32U 576765 5561060
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • 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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
269 m
Descent
269 m
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