A moor worth seeing
With a size of 50 hectares, the Red Moor is the second largest raised bog in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön. Until 1984 peat had been mined here for 175 years. Thanks to the renaturation measures, especially the peripheral areas today offer fascinating insights into the typical moor landscape.
Red Moor Nature Reserve
From the car park, you first reach the impressive moor lake on foot. The wooden plank path, which is about one kilometre long and suitable for wheelchairs, starts at the refuge and leads through the southern part of the moor to an observation tower.
It is worthwhile to bring some time and study the numerous display boards: Here the visitor learns many details about this extraordinary ecosystem with its specific flora and fauna. The entire bog circuit is about 3 kilometres long.
Tip: Hike from the Wasserkuppe mountain to the Red Moor
From the Wasserkuppe you can reach the Red Moor if you follow the premium hiking trail “Hochrhöner” in southern direction for about 4 kilometres. Also very attractive is the hike from Sandberg through the cascade gorge up to the high moor. Sturdy shoes are recommended here.
By car you can reach the Rote Moor via the B278. The car park at the “Haus am Roten Moor”, between desert Saxony and Bischofsheim an der Rhön also offers sanitary facilities, a kiosk and other information boards.
The entrance to the “Rotes Moor” nature reserve is free.
Red Moor – Rotes Moor
Second largest raised bog of the Rhön