This winter hiking trail runs on the Hohe Rhön in the direction of the former inner-German border.
Distance 4.9 km
Highest point794 m
Lowest point712 m
The winter hiking trail combines a breathtaking snowy landscape with historical relics from German history. The tour takes us to the former German-German border, where the remains of the former GDR border system are located. Further along the Green Belt, the route runs through the open winter landscape, accompanied by a breathtaking view of the Rhön. Finally, we walk back to the starting point along small wooded areas.
The Gasthof Sennhütte and the nearby kiosk on the Black Moor offer delicious regional food and warm drinks for refreshment.
The Black Moor winter hiking trail network consists of two circular hiking trails that can be combined with each other. There is also a connection to the Thuringian Rhön, where there are also places to stop in Birx with the Landgasthof Rhönstübchen and the Flechsenberger Hof.
There is another remnant of German history to see, especially for those interested in history: the stone archway, remains of the former Reich labor service camp on the Hohe Rhön, is located opposite the information point on the Black Moor. Attention: You have to cross the street here.
Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 29, 2022
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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 amount of snow can be estimated with the help of the webcam on the Black Moor.
The snow hotline provides information about the winter conditions in the Rhön.
The winter hiking trail cannot be reached by public transport.
To get to the Schwarzen Moor, take 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 to Oberelsbach. It continues on the St2289 via Ursprung and Sondheim to Fladungen. The Black Moor car park is 8 km from Fladungen in the direction of the Hochrhön.
Parking lot Schwarzes Moor, 97650 Fladungen | GoogleMaps