In the tranquility of the forest lies the Hurlacher See and invites you to rest before you reach the Aura church ruins at the edge of the forest. It is one of the oldest building ruins in Germany, and here you can enjoy a fantastic, wide panoramic view of the Saale valley!
The path leads you through the forest back towards Bad Kissingen, past the idyllic Kolping Chapel and various art objects on the edge of the forest on the "Path of Reflection".
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