The Fulda spring: a landmark of the Wasserkuppe
Only a few meters below the parking lot of the same name on the road from the Wasserkuppe to Gersfeld is the source of the Fulda river.
The rivulet, also called “Gersfelder Wasser” in the upper course, flows from the spring, which is surrounded by basalt stones, through a channel and further down towards Gersfeld. After 220 kilometres the Fulda then joins the Werra near Hannoversch-Münden to form the Weser.
Strictly speaking, there are even two Fulda springs. The water that springs from the place now known as the Fulda Spring is piped to it from the overflow of the actual springs.
Inscription of the Rhönklub
Stop here for a break! The spring feeds you
the Fulda, which with a clear wave
…with a rushing mountain greeting,
it grows towards the Werra,
to the German electricity and lowers the waves
as the Weser shipwrecked into the sea.
Benches invite to rest
Just above the spring, some benches and tables invite you to rest. Thus the Fulda spring is ideal for a refreshment before the summit storm. For example, if you have hiked up from the valley or on the Hochrhöner® Premium hiking trail from the Red Moor over to the Wasserkuppe.
The site is specially protected as a natural monument. An information board on site provides further details on the subject of water on the Wasserkuppe.