In the middle of Germany, the Wasserkuppe offers mountain experiences for young and old 365 days a year.

The “mountain of the aviators” does not only attract aviation sportsmen to the Hochrhön. There are many big and small sights to discover.

The rides and attractions on the “Märchenwiese” provide thrills. Well signposted hiking trails invite you to take a walk or hike in the Rhön Biosphere Reserve.

The hotels and the holiday village Wasserkuppe offer cosy accommodation for your relaxed Rhön holiday directly on the mountain, surrounded by nature reserves.

Also the gastronomic offer leaves nothing to be desired. Self-catering guests get regional food from Rhön farms on the Wasserkuppe. And of course there are souvenir and souvenir shops on Hessen’s highest mountain.

Look forward to an eventful and relaxing mountain holiday!

E-Biking auf der Wasserkuppe
Summer activities at the Wasserkuppe region
Sommer in der Hochrhön

Summer on the Wasserkuppe

When the valleys are hot in the middle of summer, the Wasserkuppe (950m) is an ideal destination. Now is high season for all outdoor activities!

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Wanderung Rhön


The varied low mountain range landscape of the centrally located Rhön is rightly considered Germany’s No. 1 hiking paradise.

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Fliegerschule Wasserkuppe


Take off on a round flight over the Rhön! The Wasserkuppe flying school offers sightseeing flights by motorised and glider.

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Badesee Guckaisee

Swimming lake Guckaisee

Directly at the foot of the Wasserkuppe, sheltered from the wind and nestled between Pferdskopf and Eube, are the swimming and fishing lakes Guckaisee.

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Segway-Touren Rhön


RhönRoller-Parcours & QuerbeeTours – Teambuilding with cruising effect: Start your QuerbeeTour on the Segway® on the Wasserkuppe!

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Modellflug Wasserkuppe

Model flying

The traditional slopes of the Wasserkuppe are internationally known and popular with model aircraft enthusiasts. Model gliding tournaments take place here regularly.

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Heißluftballon-Fahrt Wasserkuppe

Balloon flights

Enjoy the elevated feeling of travelling in a hot-air balloon over the mountains and crests of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön!

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Drachenfliegen Wasserkuppe


On the Wasserkuppe mountain you can learn hang-gliding since the 1970s or as a pilot start to beautiful flights with a hang glider.

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Paragliding Wasserkuppe


Learn to paraglide happily and safely with Papillon Paragliding, Germany’s most popular flying school (according to licenses issued since 2000).

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Places of interest


The striking Milseburg rises northwest of the Wasserkuppe. The “Pearl of the Rhön” is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the region.

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Rotes Moor: Morsee

Red Moor – Rotes Moor

Im Naturschutzgebiet “Rotes Moor” führt ein Bohlenpfad durch das sehenswerte Hochmoor. Von der Wasserkuppe geht man knapp 40 Minuten zum Roten Moor.

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Blume Wasserkuppe


Few regions in Central Europe are as rich in plant species and plant communities in a comparable area as the Rhön midlands.

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Schmetterling auf der Wasserkuppe


The Wasserkuppe is ideal for wildlife observation. Especially the wild birds and butterflies attract wildlife photographers to the mountain again and again.

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Lerchenküppel – Lark Dome

The larks’ dome is a striking basalt formation near the horse’s head. With its 14 million years it is one of the youngest rocks in the Rhön.

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Pferdskopf peak

The Pferdskopf is a striking basalt peak southwest of the Wasserkuppe mountain in the middle of Germany, which can be climbed from two sides.

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Fuldaquelle Wasserkuppe

Fulda river spring

Only a few metres below the “Fuldaquelle car park” on the road from the Wasserkuppe to Gersfeld, the Fulda springs up and invites you to take refreshment.

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Säulen der Erinnerung

Pillars of Remembrance

The “Pillars of Remembrance” show the coats of arms of the three air force units and are intended to commemorate the soldiers as well as peace and freedom.

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Abtsrodaer Kuppe Panorama

Abtsrodaer Kuppe

The Abtsrodaer Kuppe is a popular photo motif, a striking vantage point and model flight launch site. Not only geologists are enthusiastic about the basalt formation!

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Fliegerdenkmal Wasserkuppe

Aviation memorial Wasserkuppe

The aviation monument on the western slope of the Wasserkuppe is one of the most photographed motifs of the Rhön and is worth a visit at any time of the year.

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Segelflugmuseum Wasserkuppe

Glider Museum Wasserkuppe

The team of the Wasserkuppe Gliding Museum has set itself the task of presenting the development of gliding and the achievements of the pioneers.

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Radom Wasserkuppe

Radom Wasserkuppe

After military use, the Radom Wasserkuppe was converted into Hessen’s highest viewing platform, landmark, exhibition and event location.

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Unser kleines Waffelhaus Wasserkuppe

Our Little Waffle House

Pure or with chocolate coating: Those who visit the Wasserkuppe should not miss a delicious, freshly baked wafer from “Our Little Waffle House”!

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Imbiss Walter Wasserkuppe

Imbiss Walter

Imbiss Walter with beer and winter garden offers weekly changing delicious specialities in summer – on the sunny side of the Wasserkuppe!

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Märchenwiesenhütte Wasserkuppe

Märchenwiese hut

Stop in at the Märchenwiesenhütte and enjoy delicious food and drinks in a cosy atmosphere and directly at the summer toboggan run!

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Die Eisheiligen ice cream

Die Eisheiligen ice cream

Finest ice cream without artificial additives or other nonsense from the local ice cream manufacturer Die Eisheiligen is also available on the Wasserkuppe!

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Gruppenhaus Wasserkuppe - Terrasse

Group house Wasserkuppe

The group house in the holiday village Wasserkuppe with saunas and swimming spa pool is the ideal accommodation for up to 12 (maximum 16) persons.

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Feriendorf Wasserkuppe

Holiday village Wasserkuppe

Whether alone, in pairs, with family or with friends: Enjoy relaxation in the holiday village Wasserkuppe, 950 meters above the everyday life!

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Regionalladen Wasserkuppe

Regional shop Wasserkuppe

As a “shop window of the Rhön” the lovingly furnished regional shop Wasserkuppe.presents a large selection of regional products.

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Rhöner Bauernladen Wasserkuppe

Rhön farm shop Wasserkuppe

The Rhön farm shop on the Wasserkuppe offers delicious Rhön specialities seasonal – regional – ecological! Ideal to bring along or for self-catering.

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Wasserschnuppe Wasserkuppe

Wasserschnuppe Wasserkuppe

The Wasserschnuppe Wasserkuppe offers carefully selected beautiful things like jewellery, games, art, design objects and not everyday clothes.

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