Easy access by car and by public transport: Thanks to its central location in the middle of Germany, you can reach the Wasserkuppe quickly and easily!

  • From north or south: Via the A7, exit Fulda Nord or Fulda Süd, follow the signs to Poppenhausen (Wasserkuppe) and then to Wasserkuppe.
  • From the west: Take the A66 motorway to Eichenzell and continue on the L3307 via Weyhers, Poppenhausen and Abtsroda to Wasserkuppe.
  • From the east: Take the A71 motorway to Bad Neustadt and continue on the B279 via Bischofsheim (Rhön) and Gersfeld, or take the A4 motorway to Kirchheimer Dreieck and then take the A7 motorway to the Fulda Nord exit.

Arrival by public transport

Especially at weekends with a high number of visitors, it is recommended to travel by public transport.

By train you can get to Gersfeld via Fulda and then by bus to the Wasserkuppe. Alternatively, there are also busses directly from Fulda to the Wasserkuppe.

Parkplatz Wasserkuppe


A Destination Charger for TESLA drivers is available at the Papillon flight centre.

Charging facilities for electric cars from other manufacturers are available at the Rhön Info Centre.

Charging facilities for e-bikes are available at the Wasserkuppe e-bike rental.

TESLA Motors

Parking on the Wasserkuppe

Directly on the Wasserkuppe there are several well signposted parking areas (parking: 2€ / day, parking automat and pay by phone).

With an SMS to 91303 you can buy a parking ticket by SMS. The content of the SMS contains the parking zone number, your own number plate and the parking duration (for one day for example t1).

Shortly before the parking time expires, you will receive a notification and can easily extend the parking time if you wish.

Example: P5.FDXY123.t1

The parking lots have the following zone numbers:

Parking lot Zone number
Wasserkuppe – Abtsroda P5
Wasserkuppe – Abtsroda (Wohnmobile) P5W
Wasserkuppe – Fuldaquelle P2
Rotes Moor – Moordorf P8
Gersfeld – Schwedenwall P9