Best trails in Oberelsbach, Bavaria

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Looking for a great trail near Oberelsbach, Bayern? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Naturpark Bayerische Rhön or Naturpark Haßberge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Naturschutzgebiet Gangolfsberg. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Oberelsbach ranging from 4.1 to 17.7 miles and from 1,315 to 2,975 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Oberelsbach, Bavaria
Top trails (6)
#1 - Gangolfsberg und Thüringer Hütte
Naturschutzgebiet Gangolfsberg
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#2 - Hike to the butterfly nature trail
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
#3 - Basaltsee - Gangolfsberg - Thuringian Hut
Naturschutzgebiet Lange Rhön
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#4 - Erlebnisloipe "Rund um die lange Rhön"
Oberelsbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 17.7 mi
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#5 - Oberelsbach and Hochrhön
Naturschutzgebiet Lange Rhön
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
The starting point is the information center "House of the long Rhön" in Oberelsbach (405m). Follow the path in the northern direction past the church (Rhönbasilika) to the miniature golf course, then follow the Schweinfurter house way to the Rhönklubhütte Schweinfurter house (refreshments available). Here at the Schweinfurt House the nature trail Gangolfsberg begins, you should already bring some stamina and sturdy footwear. After 500m there is a huge basalt column wall in front of you that looks like honeycombs and prisms. Shortly thereafter, turn right onto a basalt stone path to the Teufelskeller, a natural cave under a boulder about 3x5m in size and 1.5m high. The effort on the steep climb is rewarded in good visibility with a panoramic view to the grave field. Also at the Gangolfsberg there was a basalt quarry, a little further on the summit you can still find remnants of the foundations of the Gangolf Chapel (735m). On the other side of the mountain the trail goes down again and then along the Elsbach up to the High Rhön. Cross the Franzosenweg at the Haus der Rhönfee and shortly thereafter you will reach the Steinerne Haus at the Basaltsee (745m). Here you will have the possibility to take a break (kiosk at Basaltsee) before continuing to the Heidelstein (905m), in good weather you have a view up to the Gleichbergeb and the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant at Grafenrheinfeld. On the Heidelstein is a memorial made of natural stones of the Rhön club. The destination is now in sight, the chimney with bus stop from Hochrhönbus.Show more
#6 - Schweinfurter Haus - Gangolfsberg - Thüringer Hütte - Frauenhöhle - Rother Kuppe
Naturschutzgebiet Gangolfsberg
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m