Summer Fun

Overview

Hiking is probably the number one summer leisure activity in the Rhoen region.  Gersfeld is, in fact, where the Rhön hiking club was founded. In addition, Gersfeld and the surrounding Rhoen now offer a wide range of leisure activities in the warmer months from March to November.

You’ll find the Wasserkuppe glider club, model flying, kites or paragliders, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and much more in the area around Gersfeld. On this page we’ll introduce some of the possibilities. More information is available on the homepage of Gersfeld City (German website) and on the Rhoen portal (German website).

Hiking

You can start your walk directly from our vacation apartments. Half-or full-day tours take you to the Wasserkuppe mountain, Simmelsberg, Milseburg or even the Red Moor and the Heidelstein. On the Gersfeld website, Wandern in der Umgebung (German) is detailed information on exploring the local highlights. We personally recommend visiting Kaskadenschlucht, Rotes Moor and Heidelstein, and the Wasserkuppe / Pferdskopf.

There is a hiking bus that runs from Gersfeld to the Wasserkuppe and the Red Moor.  Operating from April to November, the Gersfeld website provides a bus schedule.

Are you iPhone owner and want to do a tour in the Rhoen? You might want to try some of the hikes in the ADAC app for Rhoen:  Wanderführer Rhön des ADAC. You’ll find several interesting walks presented here.

Flying

The Wasserkuppe mountain is often called the "cradle of gliding". While in the early years gliders were towed, the Wasserkuppe now has now its own airport that services motorized planes, gliders and ultralights. Wasserkuppe houses several flight schools where you can learn gliding, paragliding and hang gliding. Even if you're not a glider pilot yourself, the German Glider Museum at Wasserkuppe is worth a visit!

In addition to manned flight, Wasserkuppe is also a destination for model airplane pilots. Each year the region welcomes international competitions. Model aircraft accessories can be found in various specialty shops, including Harry's Model-building Service in Gersfeld.

Swimming

The best options for a swim in Gersfeld is the town’s own outdoor pool. Not too far away in Dalherda, is another large outdoor swimming pool.

If you prefer to take in a more natural environment for swimming and sunbathing, then you might enjoy a trip to Guckaisee.

Cycling

In recent years, the Rhoen has grown in popularity with cyclists, both mountain bikers and road cyclists. Depending on your fitness level and preferences, you can choose among a variety of expeditions. There is a relatively level path along the Fulda River that will take you to the city of Fulda where you can for example, make a short visit and take the train back to Gersfeld. There are well-developed mountainbike trails and more recently e-bike tours throughout the High Rhoen. If you have need of small repairs for your bicycle, we’re happy to lend you workshop space and tools. Bicycles, e-bikes and accessories can be found, for example in the Radsporthaus Rhoen .

Golf

Golf season in the region is from May to October. The nearest golf course is the Golf Club eV Rhon Hofbieber. The demanding course offers a magnificent view of the High Rhön and the Fulda country. A friendly pro shop and a nice restaurant are also part of the club.

Golf Club Bad Kissingen is also a very beautiful course, set in a forested valley. Other courses can be found in Hünfeld Oberaula and Lauterbach.

If you haven’t brought your clubs, we have one ladies and one men’s set to lend you. Should you be interested in an introductory course, we will gladly arrange something for you at the Golf Club Fulda.

And more..

Drachenflug Wasserkuppe - Learn paragliding on the Wasserkuppe.

Summer Tobogganing on the Wasserkuppe mountain - Wondering what this could be? Follow the link to the left to see photos. 

Klettern Steinwand - A description in the German of the outdoor climbing trails at Steinwand by a local climber. Site also includes links and information related to climbing.

Ferien-in-Gersfeld Ferienwohnungen Ralph Müller, Gersfeld (Rhön)