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Recommended by 145 out of 158 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    In 1897, the Werra spring was set in stone and designed as a fountain. Since the opening of the spring, the river has been bubbling out of a snapdragon and is making its long journey to the North Sea.

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Reinhard

    Hike from Fehrenbach through the Fehrenbacher Switzerland or the easy variant of Masserberg-OE- large parking lot. As a detour from the Rennsteig hike stage Masserberg- Neuhaus- possible.

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    • February 9, 2017

  • Mike

    Good hiking area around Masserberg. And the source is a nice break.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • oti

    relaxed round trip from Masserberg to the Werra spring;
    Note: currently extensive construction work directly on Werra source for an unfortunately oversized cottage;

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    • November 15, 2018

  • Monika Laicht

    Great hike through snow-covered winter forest, past trees shrouded in ice. Everything very well signposted.

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Robert

    The Werraquelle is easy to reach on foot and by cross-country skis even in winter.
    The paths are well prepared.

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    • February 14, 2019

  • JR56

    On the heights of the Thuringian Forest rises in about 800m NN south of the donkey mountain near Masserberg / Fehrenbach one of the main source rivers of the Weser: the Werra. By the end of the first millennium, the two rivers were not distinguished by name. Wesera, Wisara and Wisura were the Old High German names. Mostly also - "aha" (for running water) was attached to the label. Later, from Uiserra via Viseraha, the Werraha, New High German abbreviated Werra, developed.For decades one argues over the actual source of the Werra. Not far from the Bleßberg at Siegmundsburg, at the junction of the Thuringian Forest to the Thuringian Slate Mountains, the second branch of the Werra springs. Locals speak of the "real" and the "wrong" source of Werra. Even today, many a battle between Fehrenbachern and Siegmundsburgern is performed. Several investigations and opinions were commissioned due to the disputes. However, these could not bring about a clear clarification. For these reasons, the length of the Werra in various reference books is also given as 298 or 292 kilometers.Busy, however, are the source versions. The source on Zeupelsberg near Fehrenbach was taken in 1897 by master forester Georg Schröder from Heubach and master mason Elias Traut from Fehrenbach. The building made of natural stones adorns a lion's head, from whose mouth the water flows. On August 14, 1898, the well known as Schroeder source version was solemnly inaugurated with a forest festival. Only 12 years later, the source was taken at Siegmundsburg. Both arms finally unite at Sachsenbrunn.

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    • March 7, 2019

  • Neumi

    Werraquelle is redesigned including area and gastronomy

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    • June 29, 2019

  • Mike

    It is better to speak of a source area of the Werra. Because minds argue about THE Werra source. There is a source near the Bleßberg. But the first recorded Werra spring from 1897 is on the southern slope of the Eselsberg near Fehrenbach at about 797 m above sea level. NHN. On August 14, 1898, the Werra spring, also known as the Schröder spring version, was inaugurated with a forest festival. It was named after the forest master Georg Schröder from Heubach. Two plaques on the frame commemorate forestry master Georg Schröder and master mason Elias Traut, who put the spring in local natural stone. Since then, the water has been flowing out of the lion's throat.
    In the further course the Werra crosses cities like Eisfeld, Hildburghausen, Meiningen, Bad Salzungen, Eschwege and Bad Sooden-Allendorf. In Hannoversch Münden Werra and Fulda unite to form the Weser. (Source: werraquell-huette.de)

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    • May 22, 2020

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Location: Masserberg, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany


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