HOCHRHÖNER – certified hiking trail

The Rhön with its excellent view represents a distinctive eldorado for hikers – and not only that: The Rhön is striving to become Germany’s number one region for hikers. Therefore the destination has implemented various goals in the last couple of years: The establishment of an premium hiking trail, which fulfills the challenging criterions of the hiking certificate. The premium trail is called "HOCHRHÖNER"

The trail ‘Hochrhöner covers a distance of 175 km through the heart of Germany and within three land borders from well-known sanitarium Bad Kissingen to the town Bad Salzungen in the northern part of the Rhön. Moreover the route leads to the highest mountain of the area – ‘Wasserkuppe’, ‘Kreuzberg’, ‘Ellenbogen’ and passes sights like the monetary ‘Kreuzberg’ with its age-old tradition, the birthplace of gliding at the Wasserkuppe or the legendary rock formation at the Milseburg, a celtic castle with a ringfort as well as the highest town of the Rhön – Frankenheim. Showing the prettiest areas along the trail ‘Hochrhöner’ meant a division of a west route and an east route. Both trails are fascinating by itself. Additionally over 20 hiking trails for day trips arose – ‘Extratouren’, which fulfill the same quality criterions as the premium hiking trail. The ‘Extratouren’ are circular tracks, which starting point begins on well-signposted parking lots and serve as day trips for hikers,

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