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Rhön-Rundweg 4 Wüstensachsen - Ehrenberg - Rhön

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  • Rhönklubhütte Seiferts
    Rhönklubhütte Seiferts
    Photo: Kerstin Seegräber, Gemeinde Ehrenberg (Rhön)
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From Wüstensachsen over the pastures next to Melperts and Seiferts.
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Distance 17.2 km
4:40 h
350 m
350 m
794 m
542 m
You leave the village via the Forsthausstraße in Wüstensachsen and follow the path to Melperts that runs parallel to the federal road 278. Past the farm, go about 50 m to the right and then turn left onto a path that leads through a meadow. This path goes over two wooden bridges, further over the meadow path to the next crossroads. Here you go to the right and reach the Rhönklubhütte Seiferts via the Seifertser Hute. The hiking trail continues along the Birxgraben (a road has to be crossed here), uphill to the Billstein refuge. Past the barley stone it goes to Birx. There you turn left in front of the restaurant "Flechsenberger Hof" onto Friedensweg. Passing the old border tower, a tarred path leads to the house on the Black Moor. Via the meadow path along the state road 2287 it goes to the Querenberg to the border stone Dreiländereck Hesse, Bavaria, Thuringia. Through the Röhlichsgraben and over the Melpertser pasture, past the Herrenwasser, you get back to Wüstensachsen.

Author’s recommendation

The hiking hut "Rhönklubhütte Seiferts" is a real gem and invites you to take a break. From the Billstein refuge you have a wonderful view of the Ulstertal. You should take your time on this tour for a detour to the Black Moor with its observation tower.
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Tourist Information Ehrenberg (Rhön)
Update: June 29, 2022
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Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
542 m
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Asphalt 7.36%Dirt road 32.84%Nature trail 34.60%Path 23.38%Road 0.63%Unknown 1.16%
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1.3 km
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5.6 km
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5.9 km
Path
4 km
Road
0.1 km
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0.2 km
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Safety information

The 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.

Start

Village centre Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen (571 m)
Coordinates:
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50.500795, 10.004712
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50°30'02.9"N 10°00'17.0"E
UTM
32U 571253 5594795
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Destination

Village centre Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen

Turn-by-turn directions

We leave the village via Forsthausstraße and follow the path to Melperts that runs parallel to the B278. At the farm, go about 50 m to the right and then turn left onto a path through the meadow. This path leads over two small wooden bridges and continues on the meadow path to the next crossroads. Here you go to the right and via the Seifertser Hute you get to the Rhönklubhütte Seiferts (a real gem for resting and picnicking). The hiking path continues along the Birxgraben (cross the road) uphill to the Billstein refuge with a wonderful view of the Ulstertal (refuge is 50 m below the path), past the Gerstenstein to Birx. In Birx, turn left onto Friedensweg in front of the "Flechsenberger Hof" restaurant. Passing the old border tower, a tar road leads to the Haus am Schwarzen Moor. Here you can take a detour to the Black Moor (wooden plank path, 2.5 km, with a lookout tower). A meadow path along the L 2287 road leads to the Querenberg to the border stone triangle of Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia. Through the Röhlichsgraben and over the Melpertser Hute past Herrenwasser, you get back to Wüstensachsen.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There are three bus stops in Wüstensachsen, the starting point of the hike. The bus stop Wüstensachsen Rathaus is best suited for your journey here. From here the LNG Fulda lines run:
  • Line 30: Wüstensachsen - Hilders - Eckweisbach - Dipperz - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Linie 90 RhönRadBus: Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Hilders - Milseburgradweg - Fulda

Getting there

Wüstensachsen can be reached via the A7, A66 and A71.

If you are traveling on the A7 for the hike, leave the motorway at exit 92 Fulda-Mitte and drive in the direction of Hilders. In the Hilders district of Batten, turn right towards Ehrenberg-Wüstensachen. In Wüstensachsen you turn onto the Rhönstraße in the direction of Oberelsbach. Next to the church, turn into "An der Kirche", from which you can drive to the parking facilities at the Bürgerhaus.

Leave the A66 at Kreuz 53 Fulda-Süd and take the B27 in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Just a short distance later, in Döllbach, turn left onto the B279 in the direction of Gersfeld. In Gersfeld, turn left towards Ehrenberg-Wüstensachsen. In Wüstensachsen you drive over the Rhönstraße to the street "An der Kirche".

If you use the A71 to get here, leave it at exit 24 Mellrichstadt. Here you drive on the B285 in the direction of Ostheim to Fladungen. Shortly before the end of Fladungen, turn left towards Hochrhönstrasse

Parking

Parking lot at the community center Wüstensachsen, An der Kirche, 36115 Ehrenberg | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

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50.500795, 10.004712
DMS
50°30'02.9"N 10°00'17.0"E
UTM
32U 571253 5594795
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Dr. Barthel Verlag - Hohe Rhön mit Wasserkuppe, Milseburg und Kreuzberg - ISBN: 978-3-89591-231-3

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Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain clothes
  • Sun protection at high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions

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Rating

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Fabian Hartung
June 16, 2022 · Community
Traumhafter Rhön-Rundweg mit besten Ausblicken auf die umliegenden Berge von Wüstensachsen, in das Ulstertal und Teile der bayerischen sowie thüringer Rhön. Der Rundweg kann auch mit dem Naturlehrpfad am Schwarzen Moor verknüpft werden (ca. dreiviertel Stunde bis Stunde zusätzlich).
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When did you do this route? June 16, 2022
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Thomas Stock 
May 26, 2022 · Community
Super schöne Wanderung. Vor allem im Frühling, wenn die Wiesen blühen. Sehr einsame und ruhige Tour.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
542 m
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