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Winterwanderweg 2 Schornhecke - Oberelsbach - Rhön

Winter hiking
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This winter hiking trail runs through the Lange Rhön nature reserve with a wonderful view of the land of open distances.
easy
Distance 2.3 km
0:35 h
7 m
10 m
841 m
816 m
The winter hiking trail starts at the Schornhecke and leads us along partly open, partly wooded paths on the Hessian-Bavarian border through the snow-covered Rhön landscape. Next to the Hochrhönstraße it goes back to the starting point. There is an extensive view of the Heidelstein mountain and the snow-capped Wasserkuppe. If you want to continue enjoying the winter landscape, you can join the entertaining winter hiking trail in the direction of Heidelstein.

When the hiking weather is good at the weekend, the Schornhecke infomobile is open at the local car park. There you can find interesting brochures on the Rhön biosphere reserve.

Author’s recommendation

Not far from the Schornhecke is the Rote Moor with other winter sports facilities.
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Author
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: December 01, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
841 m
Lowest point
816 m
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Safety information

The tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Tips and hints

The snow hotline provides information about the winter conditions in the Rhön.

Start

Parking lot Schornhecke (825 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.468899, 10.023963
DMS
50°28'08.0"N 10°01'26.3"E
UTM
32U 572667 5591268
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Destination

Parking lot Schornhecke

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The winter hiking trail cannot be reached by public transport.

Getting there

To reach the entry point at the Schornhecke, drive on the A71 to Bad Neustadt an der Saale. Then take exit 25 Bad Neustadt an der Saale onto the B279 in the direction of Bad Neustadt/Bischofsheim and follow the B279 to Wegfurt. Turn right onto the NES16 in the direction of Sondernau/Oberelsbach and follow the road in the direction of Oberelsbach. From there we continue in the direction of Ehrenberg on the Franzosenweg. After about 9 km you will see the Schornhecke car park on the right-hand side.

Parking

Hiking parking lot Schornhecke (free, approximatly 40 slots) | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.468899, 10.023963
DMS
50°28'08.0"N 10°01'26.3"E
UTM
32U 572667 5591268
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Dehler Verlag - Wintersport Rhön. Langlaufloipen, Winterwanderwege, Schneeschuhwege, Skilifte, Rodelbahnen, Skowkiting, Snowtubing. ISBN-10: 3-9815570-0-8

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun protection
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient reserves of drinks and provisions

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.3 km
Duration
0:35 h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
10 m
Highest point
841 m
Lowest point
816 m
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