Few regions in Central Europe are as rich in plant species and plant communities in a comparable area as the Rhön midlands.
“Not gigantic, but enchantingly beautiful”
– is how a Rhön folk song aptly describes the fascinating low mountain range landscape in the heart of Germany.
From the Wasserkuppe you have a free panoramic view in all directions over the “Land of the Open Faraway”, as the Rhön is also called: On a clear day, the view from the Feldberg in the Taunus Mountains sweeps over the Bavarian and Thuringian Rhön and often far beyond.
Many big and small sights
Just as diverse as the landscape is the flora and fauna, which can be discovered here at an altitude of almost 1000 metres. At several places the Wasserkuppe offers a glimpse into the early geological history of the volcanic region.
The history of gliding and the role of the Wasserkuppe in the “Cold War” can be explored in the gliding museum and in the Radom.