Wasserkuppe

Radom on the Wasserkuppe summit
Radom on the Wasserkuppe summit

The Wasserkuppe – also known as ‘Aviation Mountain’ - is 950 metres high, making it the highest elevation in the state of Hesse. Its unmistakable spherical landmark is the Radom. In addition to hang gliding and paragliding, it is also possible to take off from here in a light aircraft or glider. For those who prefer to keep their feet safely on the ground but are still interested in aviation, there is the German gliding museum. Designated areas are provided for model aircraft enthusiasts.

Fun for young and old alike is offered by the two dry luge runs, the Rhönbob and the ‘Witches’ Broom’ gondola run (Hexenbesen) in the Märchenwiese area.

In the winter months, our local mountain is transformed into a paradise for winter sports with four ski lifts, the Zauberteppich (the ‘Magic Carpet’ - a conveyor belt which takes children up the mountain), toboggan lifts and many other facilities for skiers and tobogganists. A widespread network of cross-country skiing tracks is regularly prepared.

Pferdskopf

To the south-west of the Wasserkuppe rises the Pferdskopf to an elevation of 875m. The Pferdskopf (literally ‘horse’s head’) takes its name from its striking shape which is reminiscent of a horse’s head. There is a wonderful view from the peak.

The cliffs of the Pferdskopf mountain
The cliffs of the Pferdskopf mountain