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The town of Gersfeld is part of the district of Fulda/Hesse in Germany and sits at an elevation of 450 m in the Rhön Mountains. The city of Fulda is only 30km away. Gersfeld is home to about 5,450 people. The soft hills of the Rhön cover about 1,500 km2 and stretch across Hess, Bavaria and Thuringia. The mountain Wasserkuppe is the highest peak of the Rhön with 950 m; it is a very popular destination in the summer and in the winter. Settled in the middle of the Biosphere Reserve Rhön, Gersfeld is well known for its healthy climate.
Gersfeld enjoys a moderate and warm climate with temperatures just below 0°C in the winter and below 30°C in the summer, providing perfect conditions for your holidays. Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend.
Excellent air quality and great climatic conditions make Gersfeld one of Germany’s popular spas. Learn more about gliding or RC aircrafts at the German Gliding Museum located at the airport. The mountain Wasserkuppe is also the ideal spot to watch the numerous hang gliders, paragliders, and gliders. The Radom, the landmark of the Rhön, is 13.6 m tall and 18.6 m in diameter. The former radar dome is the highest building in Hesse and is now used as venue for events and exhibitions. The Radom features a 360-degree viewing platform, offering a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape. The Rhön biosphere reserve was declared an “International Star Park” in 2014 and offers natural night landscapes with impressive starry sky due to low light pollution. Night walks take place in any weather, providing entertaining information about astronomy and the activities of the night sky.
Wasserkuppe ski resort counts about 100 days of snow and is very popular among families. The high plateau of Wasserkuppe is ideal for snow kiting! If you rather stay on the ground, enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through pristine landscapes. Wasserkuppe ski resort features six lifts, guaranteeing fun for both skiers and snowboarders alike. You will definitely enjoy the 700m toboggan run, easily reached via chairlift.
Hikers and mountain bikers just love the Rhön biosphere reserve in the summer. Join one of the guided tours or explore this wonderful scenery on your own on a hiking bus taking you to various destinations. Wasserkuppe climbing forest is the highest in Hesse and boasts parcours for beginners as well as experts. Race down the alpine slide or the Alpine coaster “Rhönbob”. Do not miss out on the outdoor attractions “Holzkugelbahn“ and “Witches´ broom“, not only popular among children.