• Der Hochrhöner
Information about the trail

Trail with views as far as the eye can see


The "Hochrhöner" premium trails traverses the Rhön besphere reserve. The open landscape affords unique far-reaching views. 

Lengthy ridgetop trails, a wealth of summits to bag and views that go on forever. Unusual flora and fauna, a mix of meadows, beech woods, basalt lakes and upland moors are all there for walkers to discover as are rare ordhids, globe flowers and Alpine thistles. Declared a UNESCO bisphere reserve in 1991.

Clear & Brief

Trail information

  • Location: Rhön in Bavaria, Hesse and Thüringen
  • Starting & finishing points: Bad Kissingen and Bad Salzungen
  • Length: 180 km
  • Altitude range: Wasserkuppe with 950 m ü.NN, Bad Kissingen with210 m ü.NN




  • Bad Salzungen graduation house
  • Bernhäuser Kutte - 47 m - the deep waters of Lake Erdfallsee
  • Ibengarten - the oldest yew trees in Central Europe
  • Museum village Tann
  • Milseburg - remains of a Celtic fort
  • Pferdskopf
  • Hochrhöner Pärchen - between Pferdskopf and Wasserkuppe
  • Wasserkuppe - mountain of flyers, highest mountain in Hesse and the Rhön
  • Deutsches Segelflugmuseum
  • Wasserkuppe - Segelfliegerdenkmal
  • Guckaisee
  • Rotes Moor
  • Schwarzes Moor - Upland moor and moor nature trail and view point; border information point where Bavaria, Hesse and Thuringia meet
  • Kreuzberg - Franconia`s holy mountain and its abbey brewery
  • Frauenroth - the famous "Hutbuche" monument and Frauenroth abbey
  • Wildlife park Klaushof
  • Bad Kissingen - one of Germany`s famous spa towns

Follow this sign from Bad Kissingen to Bad Salzungen!

Information / Booking

Information / Booking

Rhön Marketing GbR

Wasserkuppe 1

36129 Gersfeld

Tel. +49 (0)6654 9183-40

Fax +49 (0)6654 9183-420



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