The winter hiking trail leads hikers from Poppenhausen to the popular lake. On the 3.6 kilometers you walk through the wintry landscape of the Rhön. During this time of year, many animal species are also in their hibernation. The walk is characterized by silence and plenty of time for your own thoughts.
Safety informationThe 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
Getting thereArrival 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.
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.
There is no parking space directly at the entrance in Poppenhausen. Parking in the town center is approx. 700 meters from the entry point | GoogleMaps (town center) | GoogleMaps (entry to the hiking trail)
Parking lot at the Guckaisee | Google Maps
- 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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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.