Our tour starts below the Feuerberg at the Eisernes Kreuz hiking car park. The former basalt works in Stangenroth are in the immediate vicinity. After the closure of the plant, the quarry has meanwhile been filled with water. Today there is one of many basalt lakes in the Rhön, which originated in former quarries.
On the way to the Kissinger Hütte, we always hike slightly uphill on a section of the Kardinal-Döpfner-Weg to the treeless ridge of the Feuerberg. Cardinal Döpfner worked in Munich during his term of office in the 1960s and 1970s. On his days off, he liked to return to his Rhön homeland for hiking. The Rhön Club named a hiking trail in his honor, which Cardinal Döpfner liked to use.
Safety informationThe 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
- hiking hut Kissinger Hütte
Getting thereIt can be reached via the A7 motorway. Leave this at exit 95 Bad Brueckenau/Wildflecken and take the B286 in the direction of Bad Brueckenau/Jossa/Bischofsheim a. i.e. Rhön/Wildflecken. After approx. 2.5 km, turn right onto St 2289 in the direction of Bischofsheim a. i.e. R./Wild spots off. Follow this road for a good 5 km before turning left onto KG 45 to Oberbach. After approx. 550 m turn right onto KG 45 in the direction of the slope. After approx. 4.7 km the car park is on the left side of the road.
- Wanderparkplatz Eisernes Kreuz, 97772 Wildlfecken | GoogleMaps
- Kissinger Hütte, 97657 Sandberg | GoogleMaps
- Sturdy shoes
- Warm clothing
- Sun protection
- First aid kit
- GPS navigator or map
- Sufficient supplies of drinks and provisions
- Camera to capture the beautiful views
- 2 Waypoints
- 2 Waypoints