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Colors of the Rhön

The Rhön Mountains are a group of low mountains in central Germany, located in the states Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia. They are the product of ancient volcanic activity and are separated from the Vogelsberg Mountains by the Fulda River and its valley.

Wasserkuppe, highest point of Rhön. These mountains are a popular tourist destination. Hikers come for the nearly 6000 km (3750 miles) of tracks through the picturesque scenery, More recently, farmstays are flourishing in the region.


Since 1991, UNESCO has declared the Rhön a Biosphere Reserve on account of its unique high-altitude ecosystem.


De Rhön is een middelgebergte van vulkanische oorsprong in het hart van Duitsland in het grensebied van Beieren, Hessen en Thüringen. Het wordt begrensd door de rivieren de Fulda en Sinn in het westen. De Rhön geniet sinds 1991 als biosfeerreservaat erkenning van de UNESCO.

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Taken on March 18, 2008