Rhön-Grabfeld

Land of Wide Open Spaces

Located between the Rhön highlands and the Main River Valley is a piece of perfect world. Expansive views of the surrounding natural paradise and, at the same time, the district is in the top three of most dynamic, up-and-coming districts out of 402.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Northernmost District in Bavaria

Wedged between Thuringia and Hesse, the Rhön-Grabfels is located in the middle of Germany. Literally. In the old days, the area was on the border between East and West Germany, marginalized, a sleeping beauty. Today, it is a model for sustained economic growth.

#Biosphere Reserve

Green tourism, organic farming – people have worked here sustainably for centuries. Corporations are also expected to operate as environmentally friendly as possible. This takes a lot of lobbying and constant vigilance. In 1991 the efforts were rewarded with the Biosphere Reserve distinction.

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Life in the District by the Numbers

43

The many small and big biotopes of the Rhön are home to a thriving population of 43 species of orchids. The varieties range from simple to quite complex, from Mediterranean varieties to those found at the edge of permafrost in Greenland.

3.410

40,000 people are employed at the district’s 3410 companies, mostly in industrial jobs as well as food and lodging. Health and wellness are also big thanks to two spa towns – Bad Neustadt and Bad Königshofen.

6.000

There are several hundred kilometers of mountain bike trails and an unbelievable 6000 kilometers of hiking trails for you to enjoy. Rocks and roots, past bizarre basalt rock formations, through cool gorges and across almost treeless mountain meadows. A mecca for all nature lovers.

Nix, nox, nebulae

Sunt devitiae roenae the 18th century episcopal physician Melchior Adam Weikard wrote. It is Latin for “Snow, night and fog are the treasures of the Rhön.” He added that “In Europe, there are few areas more beautiful than this.”

HIKING WITH A REWARD
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HIKING WITH A REWARD

You have to climb 928 m to get to the top of the Kreuzberg Mountain. Your reward is delicious monastery beer, a fantastic view of the mountains of the Rhön region and great conditions for hiking and skiing.

The Kreuzberg Mountain

UNDERSTANDING NATURE
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UNDERSTANDING NATURE

The best place to get educated about nature and the environment is in Oberelsbach. The amazing educational institution in the middle of the biosphere reserve surprises with its visionary architecture, really close to nature.

Environmental Education Center Oberelsbach

WORRY-FREE SWIMMING
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WORRY-FREE SWIMMING

The last, official testing classified the water quality as excellent. So feel free to let your kids play to their hearts desire.

Swimming Lake Sulzfeld

SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS
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SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS

During the summer, there are concerts at the Bad Neustadt Market Square on seven Thursday evenings. As the director of the city’s cultural department sums it up: “It is our intention to thoroughly entertain our visitors with music of the highest acumen.” Don’t wait.

Bad Neustadt Market Square Summer

ART AND CULTURE ON THREE LEVELS
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ART AND CULTURE ON THREE LEVELS

The former women’s monastery now houses art and culture on three floors. Exhibits, concerts, lectures, markets and much more are offered on a regular basis.

Wechterswinkel Monastery

FOR STARGAZERS
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FOR STARGAZERS

Stargazing walks are a great way to see constellations and to learn everything about their myths. Very romantic.

Star Park Rhön

FOR ROMANTICS AND LOVERS
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FOR ROMANTICS AND LOVERS

There is no electricity in this fairytale castle. At night, you sit in your room by candlelight. When the proprietor leaves for the evening, you are free to help yourself at the bar. Just write down what you had. And when you walk along the trail in front of the castle in the morning, you are in for a surprise.

Holzberghof Hunting Lodge

TWO HOURS FOR CONTEMPLATION
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TWO HOURS FOR CONTEMPLATION

A combination of spirituality, art and nature. A meditative hike along this loop trail will inevitably lead you to more inner peace. Each one of the ten art stations has a bench and you are invited to sit and let the place do its work. Plan on two hours for the trip.

St. Francis Trail

THE LAND OF WIDE OPEN SPACES
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THE LAND OF WIDE OPEN SPACES

The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is not only home to many rare species of plants and animals. The diverse cultural landscapes are also a model for sustainable agriculture. This all adds up to great quality of life.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön

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We can do that (and much more, of course)

Affordable industrial and commercial lots, many locations with space to build, great opportunities for recreation and relaxation and an excellent healthcare system. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose but can take advantage of all the opportunities available in the region.

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