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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Hesse is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Hesse for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Hesse

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    1

    Altkönig

    Hiking Highlight

    The place has something mystical. The summit is a slightly larger plateau and hikers and mountain bikers emerge from all directions and disappear again.

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    Hanno
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    2

    Großer Feldberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Alpine flair in the Taunus: The summit of the Großer Feldberg (879.5 meters) has been marked with a summit cross since 2011. Don't miss your entry in the summit book. …

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    3

    Großer Feldberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Große Feldberg is not only the highest peak of the Taunus, but of the entire Rhenish Slate Mountains. The information about its exact height varies between 879 and 881 …

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    Jesko
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    4

    Fuchstanz – Das Waldgasthaus

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    With this highlight I mean the better of the two restaurants on the Fuchstanz: "Fuchstanz - das Waldgasthaus". There are, for example, very tasty tarte flambées, as well as decent …

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    Milseburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Milseburg has a real rock summit with a 360 degree view. There is a chapel and a working refuge belonging to the Rhön Club.

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    6

    Ettelsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    A lot is possible here, eating, hiking, cycling, trails, great views, climbing the tower from the outside and elevator from the inside, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing

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    7

    Wasserkuppe

    Hiking Highlight

    The Wasserkuppe is always a sporty destination, whether on foot or by bike. Magnificent views over the Rhön and, if the weather permits, a view of the neighboring low mountain ranges: Vogelsberg, Knüll, Thuringian Forest and Spessart.

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    8

    Hochheideturm

    Hiking Highlight

    Great panoramic view from the tower, if not the view is blocked by low hanging clouds.

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    9

    Herzbergturm

    Hiking Highlight

    Against fee mountable observation tower with great views over the Taunus, to Hanau, Frankfurt and the airport. The tower is 25 meters high, was renovated in 2008 and the ascent costs 50 cents per person.

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    Kai
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    10

    The aviator memorial in the Rhön was erected in 1923 and commemorates the field pilots who died in the First World War.

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    11

    Melibokus

    Hiking Highlight

    In misty or foggy weather you can actually save the summit, but the rather dense forest around it is very mystical.

    In clear weather, the view in the west to …

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    12

    Melibokus

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Melibokus is the highest point in the Odenwald and the viewpoint par excellence. If the weather is right, you have a unique view of the Palatinate Forest and the …

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    stetho
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    13

    Himmeldunkberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The mostly unwooded hilltop with a gently sloping slope offers a wide view. Ascents from several directions as well as interesting circular routes are possible.

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    14

    Wintersteinturm

    Hiking Highlight

    Today's observation tower is already the 3rd at this point and was built in 2005.
    You have a great view of Frankfurt, up to the Staudinger power plant in Groß-Auheim, …

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    Kai
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    15

    Since the Langenberg is predominantly forested, there are very few viewpoints. Unfortunately, there is no view at all from the summit. Still, it's nice to be at the highest point in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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    16

    The storage pool is for the artificial snow of the ski slopes. A tour around the storage basin gives new impressions and prospects. Bathing forbidden.

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    17

    Wachtküppel

    Hiking Highlight

    Short, sometimes steep ascent. Not so crowded.

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    Kai
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    18

    Tiefenrother Höhe

    Hiking Highlight

    The "nose in the wind" is a viewing platform on the Tiefenrother Höhe (552 meters), which offers hikers on the Rothaarsteig a wonderful view in north-westerly direction of the Siegerland. …

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    Dieter
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    19

    Helfensteine

    Hiking Highlight

    You stand in front of a rock formation with a semicircular wall that has been exposed by erosion. Various finds suggest that people settled here as early as the Neolithic …

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    Anette
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    20

    Ettelsberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    With seven routes from easy to difficult, MTB ZONE Bikepark Willingen appeals to a wider audience. There are trails for all requirements, from beginners to advanced riders. They are embedded …

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    Betty

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