In the heart of the Rhön region

The Rhön region: a natural, low mountain range with a genuine character, marked by bare basalt summits, large plateaus and far-reaching moorland. To lovers of nature, the “land of open spaces" offers unmatched vistas, a flora and fauna hard to find elsewhere. In 1991, the UNESCO recognized the Rhön region as a biosphere reserve, an honor only bestowed on very special and unique natural and cultural landscapes.

Bischofsheim an der Rhön (347 - 928 m (1138 - 3044 ft)), an officially recognized resort, is situated amidst this wonderful landscape, at the base of the Kreuzberg, the “sacred mountain of the Franconians”, with its parts of town Frankenheim, Haselbach, Oberweißenbrunn, Unterweißenbrunn and Wegfurt: the ideal vantage point if you wish to explore the Rhön region and always worth a day trip.

Highlights of the year

Shrove Tuesday event, culinary weeks, hiking and nature-exploration weeks, the MISSIO Camp, town festival, village fairs, events organized by different associations, country fair and winter events.

For further information please contact:

Tourist-Information Bischofsheim
Kirchplatz 7
97653 Bischofsheim a.d. Rhön

Tel. +49(0)9772/910150
Fax +49(0)9772/910159
E-mail: tourist-info(at)