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Winterwanderweg am Schwarzen Moor - Fladungen - Rhön

Winter hiking
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This winter hiking trail runs on the Hohe Rhön in the direction of the former inner-German border.
easy
Distance 4.9 km
1:15 h
82 m
106 m
794 m
712 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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Biosphärenzentrum Rhön "Haus der Langen Rhön", NBR e.V.
Update: November 29, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
712 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 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.
  • Good to know: The nature trail through the Black Moor and the observation tower are closed in the winter months.

Start

Parking lot Schwarzes Moor (784 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.524513, 10.073168
DMS
50°31'28.2"N 10°04'23.4"E
UTM
32U 576070 5597501
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Destination

Parking lot Schwarzes Moor

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The winter hiking trail cannot be reached by public transport.

Getting there

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

Parking lot Schwarzes Moor, 97650 Fladungen | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.524513, 10.073168
DMS
50°31'28.2"N 10°04'23.4"E
UTM
32U 576070 5597501
w3w 
///lighten.parroted.replenishes
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
4.9 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
106 m
Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
712 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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