Taunus – Feldberg summit

The Feldberg summit makes a great destination for a short trip to the Taunus. Great views from the top and so much fun tobogganing down the steep hill.

Half day Ski lift, tobogganing
Round trip hike, 5 km Family suited

1. How to get there

You want to get to Niederreifenberg, An der Weilquelle.
There are several options, but these are the fastest.

Start: Frankfurt, main station Take a regional train, direction Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof
Change: Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof
Bus 57, direction Bad Homburg v.d.H. Bahnhof


Bus 80, direction Schmitten
(this bus is a bit faster)

Arrival: Niederreifenberg, An der Weilquelle

Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.

Good to know

Timetable: Buses alternate and run hourly
Travel duration: approx. 1 hour (one way)

2. Activity on site


It is a 5 km hike. You will pass the ski lift on the way to the summit of Feldberg. Simply follow the signs to the summit. Many paths lead there. If you don’t want to get lost, check your location on the map frequently.


It is a tobogganing paradise. Make sure to bring your own toboggan. Many people make use of the snow in the Taunus, while there is no snow in the city. Watch out on the paths – the toboggans are literally everywhere.

3. Map

4. Tips

Check if the ski lift is running

It is the “ski lift at the youth hostel”, not the one at “Pechberg”. They don’t run it every winter. Check here (German only).

Proper hiking boots or even cleats

The paths get real slippery because of the many toboggans.

Sign the register book at the top of the Feldberg summit

It is hidden at the cross.

5. How to get back

Check the Deutsche Bahn website for up to date timetable.

Bus: Take bus 57 or 80 back to Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof, then take a regional train.

6. Costs

Round trip: Adult – one way:    € 8.50
Adult – day pass:   € 16.55
Group day pass (5 people):  € 28.90

7. Highlights

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Feldberg summit - View from the top.