Germany Journals

Hiking in the Rhön Mountains

A travel journal to Germany by Judy

Charter Club Photo, Marco Island, Florida More Photos
Quote: This unique area of Germany is a hikers paradise. This is where hikers from all over Germany come to enjoy the invigorating mountain air. Elevations range from 1000 to 3000 ft.

Hiking in the Rhön Mountains

Overview

Hilders Rhön Photo, Germany, Europe
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The Rhön Club has developed well-marked trails throughout this beautiful countryside. Many towns including Gersfeld, Hilders, Tann, Poppenhausen and Ebersberg are connected by a series of trails traversing hills, forests, meadows, farmlands, etc. The center of each town has a 'sign tree' designating the symbols for each trail. You may choose 'Rundwanderwege' (loops) in and around a specific town or venture off for a vigorous trek to the next town. Bus service is excellent in this area, but be sure to check schedules prior to your hike. We once hiked from Hilders to Tann (approx. 15km) and came very close to missing the last bus out of town, so be careful and plan ahead. Always be prepared for weath...Read More

Haus Bott

Hotel

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Two very clean apartments. Price is for two persons. We've stayed here several times and felt very welcome. Everything you need included linens, full kitchen, feather beds, large bathrooms. The larger apartment has a balcony. The host speaks some English, but not a lot, so e-mail contact is preferred over phone. About a 20 minute walk to city center and trains or to the Rhön.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2000

Haus Bott
Hainzeller Street
Fulda, Germany

Charter Club

Hotel | "Ferienhaus Kremer"

Charter Club Photo, Marco Island, Florida
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A wonderful 'home away from home' situated in the shadow of the Wachtküppel chapel on the hill. Very clean, wonderful kitchen and private bath. A car is a must here as it's about a mile downhill to the nearest grocery store (then back up again with your purchases.)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2000

Charter Club
700 South Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, Florida
(941) 394-4192

Seawatch On The Beach

Hotel | "Haus Erika"

Seawatch On The Beach Photo, Germany, Europe
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We've stayed here two times and found it to be a great place. Very clean, close to center of town, hiking trails just up the hill. Kitchen and private bath.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2000

Seawatch On The Beach
6550 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33931
(239) 463-4469

Pizzeria Roma

Restaurant

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Another fine 'German' pizza place. They serve very good local specialties as well and we've tried them all. Very good food at reasonable prices. Don't miss this one......

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2000

Gersfeld Photo, Germany, Europe
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Hop on the train in Fulda and head for Gersfeld Rhön. From here you can hike 'forever.' We especially enjoyed the hike to the Wasserkuppe and then on to the smaller village of Poppenhausen. Then hike uphill all the way to the Wasserkuppe. Visit the flight museum there, watch sail planes glide overhead, take a ride on the luge (ski slope bobsled-like tracks for carts) - lots of fun. Then its all downhill to Poppenhausen. From there you can catch a bus back to Fulda. In this area of Germany, train and bus tickets are interchangable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2000

Hilders/Milseberg

Attraction

Hilders Photo, Germany, Europe
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This hike begins in Hilders. Pack a hearty lunch and head out for a full day of walking over hill and dale. The trail meanders thru the forest and then thru a small village on to the Milseberg. The small St. Gangolfe Kapella (Chapel) graces the top of the mountain. After the steep climb, stop and enjoy a bowl of hot pea soup and a sausage at the tine hut. If you're really lucky, someone will have carried an accordian up the hill and that improves the atmosphere. You might even want to join in the singing. After the hike back down the hill, you can retrace your steps back to Hilders or even better, stop at Gasthaus Grabenhöfchen for a tall glass of 'weissenbier' before hopping on a bus back to Hilders...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2000

About the Writer

Judy

Judy
Grants Pass, Oregon