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Winterwanderweg 2 Lüttertal - Poppenhausen - Rhön

Winter hiking · Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe)
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  • Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund 1
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  • / Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund 2
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  • / Einstieg zum Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund
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Where climbing and more is offered in the Lüttergrund leisure area in summer, the winter hiking trail leads over an idyllic meadow path into the Lütter valley in winter.
easy
Distance 2.8 km
0:45 h
55 m
55 m
The Lütter is one of the many streams and rivers that originate on the Wasserkuppe (or the Pferdskopf). The river runs through the village of Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe), where this winter hiking trail starts.

The hiking trail allows walkers to experience the tranquility that winter brings with cool temperatures, snow and frost. When you hear the Lütter splash on the short circular route of three kilometers, feel the cold air on your face and enjoy the peace, you will find relaxation on the way.

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Tourist Information Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe)
Update: October 13, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
523 m
Lowest point
469 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

Start

Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund, Poppenhausen (476 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.491361, 9.877061
DMS
50°29'28.9"N 9°52'37.4"E
UTM
32U 562213 5593632
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Destination

Freizeitgelände Lüttergrund, Poppenhausen

Turn-by-turn directions

The path leads past the Poppenhausen sports fields into the idyllic valley of the Lütter. At the second junction, the brook is crossed over a bridge on the right. Past the imposing Team Tower and the Kneipp facility, it goes back to the Lüttergrund leisure area.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There are several bus stops in Poppenhausen. The following lines of LNG-Fulda stop at the Poppenhausen, Kirche bus stop:
  • Line 35: Wasserkuppe - Poppenhausen - Weyhers - Künzell - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Line 44: Dalherda - Schmalnau - Weyhers - Oberrod - Poppenhausen

From the bus stop you have to walk about 500 meters uphill to the entrance to the winter hiking trail.

Getting there

Arrival by car is possible via the A7 and A66.

Leave the A7 at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte and take the B458 in the direction of Hilders. When you reach the small village of Steinwand, turn right towards Poppenhausen. Just a few hundred meters behind the entrance to the village, turn left onto Groenhoffstrasse. Shortly before leaving the town, turn into Sebastian-Kneipp-Weg, where the parking lot is on the left.

Leave the A66 at exit 54 Eichenzell and then join the L3307 in the direction of Rönshausen / Poppenhausen. In Weyhers, turn right onto Fuldaer Straße and at the exit of the town turn left again onto Lüttertal street (L3307). On this one reaches Poppenhausen. In Poppenhausen, turn left onto Burgstrasse and shortly afterwards right onto Groenhoffstrasse. Shortly before leaving the town, turn into Sebastian-Kneipp-Weg, where the parking lot is on the left.

Parking

Parkplatz an der Freizeitanlage Lüttergrund, Sebastian-Kneipp-Weg, 36163 Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe) | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.491361, 9.877061
DMS
50°29'28.9"N 9°52'37.4"E
UTM
32U 562213 5593632
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Dehler Verlag: Wintersport Rhön; ISBN-10: 398155700X; ISBN-13: 978-3981557008

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Winter clothing
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
55 m
Descent
55 m
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