The Rhön is rightly regarded as Germany’s No. 1 hiking paradise.
More than 5000 km of marked hiking trails lead through cool valleys, shady beech forests and of course over the large, open plateaus which have earned the Rhön the title of “Land of the Open Faraway”.
The premium hiking trail Hochrhöner© was voted Germany’s most beautiful hiking trail and runs directly over the Wasserkuppe!
Again and again the view wanders over the hilly landscape of the Rhöner Mittelgebirge. The panorama reaches as far as the Thuringian Forest in the east, the Steigerwald in the south, the Taunus and Vogelsberg in the west, the Hessian Skittles in the north and the Thuringian Inselberg in the northeast.
Hiking without luggage
If you have decided on “hiking without luggage”, many Rhön accommodation providers will be happy to transport your luggage to your next destination.