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Best trails in Naturpark Bayerische Rhön , Bavaria, Germany

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Looking for a great trail in Naturpark Bayerische Rhön , Bavaria? AllTrails has 45 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 37 moderate trails in Naturpark Bayerische Rhön ranging from 4.1 to 184.5 miles and from 685 to 3,054 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Bavarian Rhön Nature Park is located in the district of Bad Kissingen and Rhön-Grabfeld in northern Bavaria. It runs directly along the Dreiländer corner with Hesse and Thuringia. In 2014, the Bavarian part of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve was enlarged to the limits of the Nature Park on 130,500 hectares. The nature park delights its visitors with wide views over steep slopes, gentle mountain tops, wild bogs and extensive meadows and forests. The volcanic landscape creates a very special atmosphere. Part of the Bavarian Rhön Nature Park is the nature reserve Hohe Rhön, which houses the most valuable biotopes in the region.

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Map of trails in Naturpark Bayerische Rhön , Bavaria, Germany
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#1 - Kreuzberg und Bischofsheim Panorama
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
The mountain panorama around Bischofsheim an der Rhön can really be seen. Rockenstein, Babelsberg, Arnsberg, Himmerldunkberg and Kreuzberg invite to hiking tours. The Kreuzberg is here with 928m, the highest mountain in the region. From its summit you have a wonderful view over the land of the open distance - the Rhön. This circular route first on the Kreuzberg, past the viewpoint Bischofsheim Panorama and finally on the monastery Kreuzberg with candelabrum, monastery church and mountain inn.Show more
#2 - Kreuzbergtour
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Very nice hike around the Kreuzberg in the Rhön. You start at the monastery Kreuzberg (here you can park or with the Hochrhönbus for example from Fulda or Gersfeld arrive). You then take the stairs to the summit crosses and have a magnificent view over the Rhön. Over the deep valleys you can see, among other things, the Milseburg or the Wasserkuppe. It then continues through a typical mountain landscape for the Rhön with open areas, on which are in small groups of shrubs and woody plants. Soon glades and mountain meadows alternate with running forest. It then goes down and finally it goes almost only through very beautiful pristine deciduous forest with one or the other clearing. At the tiesten point of the route you come through a tiny village called Kilianshof. Here one crosses some meadows and has good maps to see goats, horses or sheep. From there it goes steeper again up to the monastery Kreuzberg through dense deciduous forest. Here the path is just a path with stones and roots. Overall, the almost whole hike is off the beaten track. Most walk on more or less wide footpaths, only very occasionally on forest roads or even asphalt. Very nice hike through the unique Rhön landscape and the variety between mountain peaks, open cultural landscape and forest. The trail is marked consistently with a red K on a white background on the trees and signposted as "Extratour Kreuzberg Tour".Show more
#3 - MTB: 6-Hüttentour
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 28.9 mi
Tour itinerary: Premich, Langenleiten, Kissinger Hut, Würzburger Haus, Berghaus Rhön, Würzburger Haus, Gukaspass, Kreuzberg Monastery, Kreuzberg summit, Gemündener Hut, Neustädter Haus, Sandberg and back to Premich. Path condition: 10% tarred paths, 10% forest and meadow paths, 80% gravel field and forest paths.Show more
#4 - Hochrhöner
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 86 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is a certified premium hiking trail. At 138 kilometers you can marvel at the special features of the Rhön. Wide views, barren heights, as well as dark moors, basalt meadows and old beech trees characterize the picture. The Hochrhöner leads over the highest elevations of the Rhön, over Kreuzberg, Heidelstein, Wasserkuppe and elbows. Three federal states share the Rhön and all three are involved in this path.Show more
#5 - Kuppenweg
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
The Kuppenweg is marked with a red K Starting point for this 10.2 km long tour in the nature reserve Black Mountains, is the trail parking lot north of the village square. If you arrive by public transport, get off at the restaurant in place and takes about 2.5 km more in purchase. It is in the Extratour Kuppenweg a circular route, excellently marked on the entire route with a red "K". At the starting point of the hike are several boards and information about the Black Mountains and the Kuppenweg. A few meters away, a beautiful insect hotel has opened its doors to wild bees and other insects. Hold right and follow the red K For Platzer summit, you see the summit cross at the beginning of the hike in the distance, it goes on comfortable ways leisurely uphill. At the latest when you reach a gnarled tree, on which the sign "small mountain" can be seen, one has noticed: The mountain is not that small, because it goes quite steeply upwards. Arriving at the summit cross, it is worth taking a break in fine weather, even if you have not traveled too much. On clear days you have a beautiful Blcik on the southern Rhön up to the Spessart. Time for a little cache? One is hidden on the Platzer Kuppe. Quick access and log. After the rest you follow the path into the valley and on the other side of the mountain bike route you continue directly into the forest. In summer, long pants are an advantage, as the trail becomes a comfortable forest path. Halfway you reach the Würzburg House (Karl Straub House) of the Rhönklub. (Closed on Wednesday) A new playground, or delicious Rhön cake invite you to take a rest. Anyone who has brought along time can also look for a geocache (multi with three stations). From the rest area in front of the house, the nature lover enjoys a sweeping view of the mountain tops of Dammersfeldrhön. Down the valley we reach the source of the Thulba and soon arrive in a special nature reserve: The up to then by many rows of trees and single trees strongly structured mountain meadows belong to the most valuable habitats of the Rhön and offer many rare animal and plant species a habitat. On the last kilometer you cycle along a tarred track past wildflower meadows to a beautifully landscaped well with a picnic spot - the trail parking lot is already in sight. Possible modification: first a detour to the also operated Kissinger hut (Rhönklub house) and then to Würzburger house run. All paths of the Rhön are excellently marked. Show more
#6 - Extratour Thulbataler
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
This route is a premium hiking trail in the Rhön. Starting in Oberthulba, it leads you through picturesque forest sections along the beautiful Thulba. In addition to the beautiful landscape, this route also convinces with cultural-historical highlights, such as some historic arch bridges and shrines from the early 17th century. The hike is suitable for families, but due to the natural paths not for strollers.Show more
#7 - Basaltweg
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
This route is a certified premium hiking trail in the Rhön. The circular route convinces with marvelous views, wildly romantic forest and meadow sections and the mossy basalt rocks, to which it owes its name. A special highlight of this route is the managed Kissinger Hütte. Here you can end the hike ideally and stay there on request.Show more
#8 - Saueiche Loop
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
This path leads us from Braidbach to Rödles over beautiful forest and field paths. On the Klosterweg and via the Rhönrundweg 6 we get to the Saueiche. It goes back via Reyersbach.Show more
#9 - Schwarzenfels - Eckarts
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
A beautiful, varied route. It goes up and down, over meadow paths, gravel and single trails.Show more
#10 - Der Mottener
Naturpark Bayerische Rhön
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
This route is a certified premium hiking trail in the Rhön. You walk through pretty forests and open-style hallway. In addition, you get exceptional views from the Pilsterkopf, a rock massif at whose feet the beaver settles. With a little luck you can watch the little rodents here. On the observation tower on the Great Hood you also have the opportunity to enjoy a 360 ° panoramic view.Show more
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