Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 178 out of 183 hikers


  • Sebastian (Ziggi)

    Beautiful source on the northeastern slope of the Ochsenkopf near Bischofsgrün. Good accessibility, as well as opportunities to relax (benches, etc.). The White Main unites west of Kulmbach with the Red Main and flows at Mainz in the Rhine.

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    • 07/30/2016

  • UdoS

    One of the two sources of the big Main, once red and once white. Here it begins until it ends at Wiesbaden in the Rhine after a good 500km. Just a must visit for hikers in the region to then even the Weißmainfelsen (beautiful view) to climb.

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    • 10/05/2017

  • Biene

    This source with the beautiful setting and rest stop is a must for a hiker on the Ochsenkopf. From here you can also start the trail at the clearly red colored White Main direction Bischofsgrün.

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    • 01/14/2018

  • Jag2ooo

    A little inconspicuous, but here you can still rest the Main conscience drinking

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    • 05/05/2016

  • nz

    Nice place to take a break.

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    • 07/20/2017

  • Biene

    Here the water of the Main is really still white :-)

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    • 07/30/2017

  • Christian

    Very refreshing water, because you can refill your water bottles.

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    • 08/15/2017

  • Jörg

    Beautiful bordered source in a beautiful wooded area

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    • 10/04/2017

  • Tom

    White and Red Main unite at Kulmbach to the Main which later flows into the Rhine. This then in the North Sea.
    The red Main is the water poorer river, but longer. Red Main about 72km, white Main about 52km.

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    • 02/12/2018

  • Melanie

    You have to (if you're on the way to the Ochsenkopf anyway) have seen - but is a bit inconspicuous (almost ran past it). The Weißmainquelle is the origin of the White Main

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    • 06/17/2018

  • Timber

    Confusing is the name above the source, which is called Weissmainsquelle and not Weißmainquelle. The coat of arms above is the Hohenzollern.

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    • 07/01/2019

  • Witwe Bolte

    The spring had unfortunately fallen dry during my visit in September 2018, a rare occurrence.

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    • 09/30/2018

  • ihikenature🏔

    Even in the winter worth seeing, a cold refreshment is independent of the season in order

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    • 12/28/2018

  • Ben

    Large refuge near the Weißmainquelle

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    • 01/09/2019

  • Markus

    Interesting, with which small amount here a part of the Mains begins. Picturesque in the middle of the forest and summer (refreshment) as winter (ice magic) eventful.

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    • 02/18/2019

  • Thomas

    The Weißmainquelle is one of the two starting points of one of Germany's most historically significant rivers. In addition, you have the opportunity to visit within a few kilometers a source of a river flowing into the North Sea and one (Fichtelnaab) into the Black Sea, as the Fichtelgebirge is here a watershed.

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    • 04/25/2019

  • Petra

    Located close to the main path to the Ochsenkopf, so worth a visit in any case. A beautifully enclosed source of fresh water.

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    • 06/01/2019

  • Carsten

    Small refreshment. Rest area (benches) available. Nearby there is also a refuge. From there it is only about 600 m to the Weißmainfelsen (signposted).

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    • 07/04/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Weißmainquelle’

Location: Neubauer Forst Nord, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation940 m

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