Fun tips and destinations for the whole family

  • Wasserkuppe with amusement park
  • Fantasy forest in Bad Koenigshofen
  • Wildlife parks in Bad Kissingen and Gersfeld
  • Hiking in the Black Swamp
  • Franconian Open Air Museum Fladungen

The Rhön is located in the border triangle Bavaria, Thuringia and Hesse. In 1991, UNESCO declared the landscape of Rhône with its low mountain ranges and high swamps Biosphere Reserve. Here you will find a variety of options for day trips and holidays. Prices are cheap (mostly) and there is plenty on offer for the kids.

Fun and Games in Rhön: Fairy Tale and Theme Parks

The At 950 meters, Wasserkuppe in the state of Hesse is the highest mountain Rowen. she is like Ski area, hiking area, paragliding and paragliding area Well known and popular. Wasserkuppe is listed as one of the most popular destinations in Rhön on TripAdvisor’s tourism portal. Wasserkuppe skating and tobogganing rink also caters to families in summer (End of April to November) Lots of variety: Here you ride with us Summer toboggan run, Rhönbob or witch’s broom down the mountain. Kids from 8 years old can rush into the valley on their own. You don’t even have to walk, the elevator will pull you up. Many other attractions lure in amusement park on Wasserkuppe. Among other things, waiting for you Jungle climbing with high ropes course, a Adventure playground or sliding paradise. Little ones enjoy a trip through fairy forest. There is one in the garden Resturant, where you can find pizza, french fries and pasta on the menu. In the Jukaisi, located at the foot of Wasserkuppe, you can then enjoy a splash on hot summer days (Gukaisee car park, about a quarter-hour drive from Wasserkuppe car park). It certainly wouldn’t be boring on Wasserkuppe. Since the square is so well known, a lot usually happens here. For families, the trip is not very cheap.

  • Title: Wasserkuppe 1a 36129 Gersfeld (Rhoen)
  • Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Prices: Adult day pass 30€ / Children 23€ (10€ extra charge for forest climbing)
  • Paid parking
  • Bus stop: Obernhausen-Wasserkuppe

subordinate The fairytale forest Sambachshof In the Rhön Grabfeld (Lower Franconia) Comfortable and manageable. Young children will be especially comfortable here. Many circularpartly using solar power, an automobile racetrack, a railway, and a circular chain, trampoline An indoor playground is waiting for you. The most important things in the fairytale forest are of course Fairytale houses with shapes and landscapes Well-known stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog King or Puss in Boots. Great idea for a trip, also perfect for grandma and grandma’s day. There is one in the garden CafeHowever, self-catering is expressly permitted. In the garden you will find a family friendly Picnic tables and chairs. Especially on hot days, free water guns are sure to be a hit.

  • Title: Sambachshof 1 D-97631 Bad Koenigshofen
  • Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm (until October 16, 2022)
  • Prices: €10 per person, children up to 3 years free of charge
  • Free parking

Nature & Animals Experience: Wildlife Parks

Watching animals with children is one of the best travel experiences. In Rhön you will find two very attractive wildlife parks. Both also have playgrounds, a petting zoo, and restaurants.

About four kilometers northwest Bad Kissingen downloading Wildpark Klauschoff to visit. There are many wild and domestic animals to discover: deer, deer, birds of prey and owls, wild boars or beavers. You can get to know the Rhön sheep, goats and donkeys closely in the petting area. Every day at around 3pm, raccoons, otters, lynxes and wild cats can be seen feeding them. Near the zoo, you can walk along the Giant Trees Trail, a 2.3 km long forest trail.

  • Title: Klaushofstrasse 101 / St2792 97688 Bad Kissingen
  • Opening hours: April to October daily 10am-6pm, November-March daily 10am-5pm
  • Prices: adults 4 euros, students 1.50 euros, children up to 6 years free of charge
  • Dogs are not allowed
  • Parking is available, but it is also easily accessible by public bus line.
  • Special Experience: Arrival by Small Train (GeckoBahn)

There is another wildlife park near Wasserkuppe: Der Gersfeld Wildlife Park It is about 1.5 km from the city center Gersfeld Removal. Here 150 animals live in very spacious enclosures and a large pond. You can also take part in a flying display of birds of prey or a tour of the park.

  • Title: Am Dammel 36129 Gersfeld (Rhoen)
  • Opening hours: in summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and winter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Prices: Adults 7 Euros, Youth 4 Euros, Children (4-12 years old) 3 Euros, Dogs 1.50 Euros

Hiking on the bog nature trail then to the open air museum

A particularly beautiful nature experience is at the top of all ranking gates for Rhön destinations: hiking through black swamp. Many rare animal and plant species live in this high swamp, such as dewy round leaves, a carnivorous plant. a about 2.5 km The long plank trail leads you along the nature trail. Information panels tell you everything you need to know about the endangered swamp habitat. The wooden walkway is also suitable for strollers. At the end of the circular path is a tower overlooking the swamp.

  • Started: Information point Black Moor (Black Moor 1; 97650 Fladungen)
  • Working hours: daily from 11 am to 2 pm, with a booth to vaccinate yourself
  • Regular guided tours: May – September, every Sunday

Afterwards, it is also worth visiting the Franconian Open Air Museum in Fladungen. Here you can see the historic buildings and cottage gardens of Unterfranken. In addition to the museum, cats, chickens, geese, pigs, goats and sheep are kept. Kids can explore the museum on “Explore Tours” or go on a GPS rally. Sharing activities are offered, such as making paper for families, and many special events, such as Baking Day or history school lessons. On select Sundays, you can be taken to the open-air museum by steam or diesel locomotives from the historic Rhön train.

  • Title: Bahnhofstrasse 19 97650 Fladungen
  • Opening times: May to September: daily from 9 am to 6 pm (October to November: closed on Mondays)
  • Prices: adults 6 euros, children 4 euros, under 6 years free of charge, family ticket 12 euros
  • Access: free parking, museum rail, or with the Bavarian Rhön . leisure buses
  • Snack bar in Museum Square (waffles on a stick, home-baked muffins, salty food)

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