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From Rasdorf to Grüsselbach and Point Alpha - Rhön

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  • Kirche von Grüsselbach
    Kirche von Grüsselbach
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From Rasdorf to Grüsselbach then on the patrol road to Setzelbach and back to Rasdorf.
moderate
Distance 20.6 km
5:35 h
380 m
377 m
428 m
260 m
On this demanding day hike of 21 km in length, you will encounter not only the Rasdorfer Feldflur with beautiful views, but also predominantly the signs of the former inner German border.

First, it goes north from Rasdorf past the Bornmühle to the Rasdorf district of Grüsselbach. Here you follow the path to the wayside shrine on the Kummer and the memorial stone for the opening of the border. You can see the viaduct of the former branch line Hünfeld - Wenigentaft - Mansbach. There is now a cycle path on it. The hike on the former border control path through the Standorfsberg nature reserve begins steeply uphill. About halfway through the hike you will come to Point Alpha, where you can take an information break. The patrol path on the former death strip is then mainly used up to Setzelbach. On the way you can visit one of the border control towers. In Setzelbach you turn west again to return to Rasdorf through beautiful nature. The wayside shrines and wayside crosses that you encounter on this hike will be explained in a book by Parzeller Verlag, which will be published in May 2022. As soon as ISBN and title are fixed, this will be updated here.

Author’s recommendation

Those with plenty of time can stop along the way and visit the Point Alpha Memorial.
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Medienzentrum Fulda
Update: June 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
260 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.91%Dirt road 75.71%Nature trail 9.89%Path 0.40%Road 2.06%
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2.5 km
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15.6 km
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2 km
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0.1 km
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0.4 km
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Tips and hints

The Rasdorf local supply center (meeting point Via Regia) with a butcher's shop, bakery and cafe is very close to the Angers. There is also a 24-hour shop for all kinds of groceries.

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Start

Market square Rasdorf (323 m)
Coordinates:
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50.717996, 9.897832
DMS
50°43'04.8"N 9°53'52.2"E
UTM
32U 563381 5618850
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Destination

Market square Rasdorf

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The bus stop of the same name is located on the Anger in Rasdorf. The following line of LNG Fulda stops here:
  • Line 77: Grüsselbach / Geisa - Rasdorf - Kirchhasel - Hünfeld

The following Wartburgmobil line also runs there:

  • Line 120: Bad Salzungen - Dermbach - Oechsen - Geisa - Hünfeld (- Fulda/Frankfurt)

The hiking trail leads right past the bus stop and you can start hiking straight away.

Getting there

The hiking tour can be approached via the A7. To do this, leave the autobahn at exit 90 Hünfeld / Schlitz. From there you drive on the L3176 and the B27 in the direction of Hünfeld. A short time later you drive onto the B84 in the direction of Rasdorf / Geisa. This street takes you to the center of Rasdorf. There you turn onto the street Am Anger and arrive at a spacious car park.

Parking

Free parking lot Anger, Am Anger, 36169 Rasdorf | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

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50.717996, 9.897832
DMS
50°43'04.8"N 9°53'52.2"E
UTM
32U 563381 5618850
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Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection in high temperatures
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigator or map
  • Sufficient drink reserves and provisions
  • Camera to capture the beautiful views

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.6 km
Duration
5:35 h
Ascent
380 m
Descent
377 m
Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
260 m
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