The pearl of the Rhön
The rugged basalt peak of Milseburg rises a few kilometers northwest of the Wasserkuppe. The mountain is also known as the “Pearl of the Rhön” and is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Rhön.
Volcano Mountain and Celtic Oppidum
Contrary to what the name suggests, Milseburg is not a castle, but a mountain of volcanic origin. Remains of a ring wall and a city-like settlement still testify today that the place was probably inhabited from the end of the Hallstatt period until the 1st century AD.
Popular hiking destination
Even though the Milseburg hut on the summit is no longer being managed, Milseburg is still a popular stage destination for hikers. A steep path leads from the parking lot at the foot of the mountain up to the summit. Sturdy shoes and a certain surefootedness are recommended. Up here, in good weather, you have a fantastic panoramic view over the Kuppenrhön, the Fuldaer Land and the Wasserkuppe massif.
A beautiful summit hike can be done for example on the “Extratour Milseburg”. This 10.6 kilometer long hiking trail is part of the premium long-distance hiking trail “Hochrhöner®.
|HIghtest point:||805 meters above sea level|
|Meters in altitude:||Ascent 520 meters|
|Type of tour:||Round trip|
|Signposting:||Red “M” on white ground|