From Rasdorf to Grüsselbach and Point Alpha - Rhön
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Kirche von GrüsselbachPhoto: Karpe Medienzentrum Fulda, CC BY, Medienzentrum Fulda
First, it goes north from Rasdorf past the Bornmühle to the Rasdorf district of Grüsselbach. Here you follow the path to the wayside shrine on the Kummer and the memorial stone for the opening of the border. You can see the viaduct of the former branch line Hünfeld - Wenigentaft - Mansbach. There is now a cycle path on it. The hike on the former border control path through the Standorfsberg nature reserve begins steeply uphill. About halfway through the hike you will come to Point Alpha, where you can take an information break. The patrol path on the former death strip is then mainly used up to Setzelbach. On the way you can visit one of the border control towers. In Setzelbach you turn west again to return to Rasdorf through beautiful nature. The wayside shrines and wayside crosses that you encounter on this hike will be explained in a book by Parzeller Verlag, which will be published in May 2022. As soon as ISBN and title are fixed, this will be updated here.
Tips and hintsThe Rasdorf local supply center (meeting point Via Regia) with a butcher's shop, bakery and cafe is very close to the Angers. There is also a 24-hour shop for all kinds of groceries.
Public-transport-friendlyThe bus stop of the same name is located on the Anger in Rasdorf. The following line of LNG Fulda stops here:
- Line 77: Grüsselbach / Geisa - Rasdorf - Kirchhasel - Hünfeld
The following Wartburgmobil line also runs there:
- Line 120: Bad Salzungen - Dermbach - Oechsen - Geisa - Hünfeld (- Fulda/Frankfurt)
The hiking trail leads right past the bus stop and you can start hiking straight away.
By roadThe hiking tour can be approached via the A7. To do this, leave the autobahn at exit 90 Hünfeld / Schlitz. From there you drive on the L3176 and the B27 in the direction of Hünfeld. A short time later you drive onto the B84 in the direction of Rasdorf / Geisa. This street takes you to the center of Rasdorf. There you turn onto the street Am Anger and arrive at a spacious car park.
ParkingFree parking lot Anger, Am Anger, 36169 Rasdorf | GoogleMaps
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- Sturdy shoes
- Rain gear
- Sun protection in high temperatures
- First aid kit
- GPS navigator or map
- Sufficient drink reserves and provisions
- Camera to capture the beautiful views
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